October 21, 2014     Philippines
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Human Rights


Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Human rights group suspects int’l humanitarian law violations in Abra killings

“There is a probability that rules of engagement were violated, that there could have been excessive use of force and that even if the members of the NPA had no more capacity to fight back, they were still slain or ‘no quarter’ was given during the conduct of the AFP military operations.”-- Cordillera Human Rights Alliance ...

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

First UN conference on indigenous peoples mum on self-determination, state violence

“If States are really in good faith in adopting the UNDRIP and adhering to international human rights standards, why did they not accept and consider our proposal and call for an end to militarization of indigenous peoples...

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Camp Bagong Diwa, during martial law and now

Are political prisoners at Camp Bagong Diwa better off now, under a supposed democracy, than during Martial Law?

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

#NeverAgain | Groups call to end ‘Aquino dictatorship’

“The people will always resist. Aquino is treading the path of authoritarian rule by seeking a second term and by wanting to clip the powers of the Supreme Court while keeping Congress in his pockets.” -- Renato...

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Ailing political prisoner dies

“His death is the face of martial law in our country today. He suffered and died because of the cruelty and injustice of this government that speaks of ‘democracy’ but denies the rights of political prisoners.” –...

Friday, September 19th, 2014

For every one killed or disappeared, hundreds replace them – Edita Burgos

“It is amazing how, an injustice, whether this be an extrajudicial killing, an enforced disappearance or torture, gives birth to people who would have otherwise lived a different life, but had now taken up the cudgels for...

Monday, September 15th, 2014

‘Special treatment’ | Groups slam transfer of Palparan to military jail

“President Aquino has never thought of the safety and security of its citizens, yet, the butcher Palparan, with hundreds of victims of human rights violations, gets top priority for protection, not unlike the treatment the plunderers get...

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Court allows Palparan’s transfer to Army jail

Col. Pepito Flamenco, warden of Bulacan Provincial Jail, and Sr. Supt. Ferdinand Divina, acting chief of the Bulacan police, admitted that the supposed threats to Palparan’s life are “speculative.” Related story | ‘Special treatment’ | Groups slam...

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Paramilitary group displaces Manobo tribe

“It is evident that government forces had put civilians’ lives at risk and have also hampered the children’s right to education. Therefore, it is just to call for the military to immediately stop their operations in the...

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

‘Ruthless legacy’ | 7 activists killed in August

“There is no let-up in extrajudicial killings with BS Aquino’s Oplan Bayanihan.” – Karapatan

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Mothers of missing UP students assail Palparan’s ‘delaying tactics’

“This is just one of his delaying tactics. He does not want to be convicted. He wants to be spared from the conditions of a regular jail.”-- Mrs. Concepcion Empeño, on Jovito Palparan Jr’s motion for reconsideration...

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