April 24, 2014     Philippines
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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Groups slam arrest of Ka Roger’s pregnant daughter

“This is a clear violation of the rights of Rosal. Aside from the fabricated charges filed against her, she should have been released due to her condition.” – Karapatan

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Arrest of Tiamzon couple not good for peace talks – church peace advocates

"Principled negotiations, not the surrender of one party to the other, is what makes for genuine and enduring peace.” – Bp. Deogracias Iniguez, Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Activist killed in Cordillera, rights group demands justice

In 2012, William Bugatti was in the list of "target persons" of the 86th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army under the 5th Infantry Division where he was described as a human rights officer and "utak...

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Activist in Negros released

“I know that we are targets since this is a desperate act of the government to silence its critics and to paralyze the legal movement.” – Christian Tuayon

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Rebel’s kin slam military’s breach of humanitarian law

“If he died in an encounter, they would not hear anything from us. Our family would just claim his body. But when we learned that he was still alive when he was taken by the soldiers and...

Friday, March 14th, 2014

‘Tedious legal proceedings contribute to impunity’ – human rights lawyers

“Legal proceedings are expensive and inaccessible to the poor while constitutional rights have remained ‘paper rights’ and international treaties on human rights as ‘lip service.’ – National Union of People’s Lawyers

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Satur, others appeal SC order on Arroyo-era charges

The petitioners maintained that public prosecutor Rosulo Vivero committed “prosecutorial misconduct when he knowingly used recycled and falsified evidence as basis to file multiple murder charges.”

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Youth activist killed with father, brother in Abra

Freddie Ligiw was supposed to meet with human rights groups to narrate how he was forcibly used as a guide by soldiers from the 41st IBPA of the AFP when he went missing. The bodies of...

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Martial law victim scarred for life

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY — Almost three decades after suffering from heavy torture in the hands of state military forces, Ramon Dammay is still in pain. Ramon, now in his early 50s, was among...

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Isabela farmer abducted

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL? Northern Dispatch LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — A farmer from Roxas, Isabela was abducted by armed men who introduced themselves as agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) along the highway at the boundary...

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

6 killings in 6 weeks | Group to report human rights situation in PH at UN

“The human rights situation under the Aquino administration is as worrisome as the situation during the Macapagal-Arroyo administration. Perpetrators from state security forces are not being held accountable for their crimes, and much worse, they get juicy...

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