October 02, 2014     Philippines
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Human Rights


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 the killed, the disappeared and the tortured.” – Edita Burgos, mother of missing activist Jonas Burgos

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...

Monday, September 1st, 2014

On the International Day of the Disappeared | ‘Convict Palparan,’ say kin of desaparecidos

“We have done everything we could. But we are faithful to what we started and we will pursue it until the end.” – Edita Burgos

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Southern Tagalog groups demand justice for missing, slain colleagues

Women, labor and human rights groups gathered in Santa Rosa City to commemorate the enforced disappearance of Ben and the brutal assassination of Tita Mely.

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Rights lawyers mourn killing of colleague

“As we remember those who have died in the line of fire, we must protect those who are left standing, especially those who are one with the people in their causes, principled, weather-beaten and under attack. We...

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Lumad groups cry: ‘Disband all paramilitary units’

“This is a clear indication of Oplan Bayanihan’s dirty tactics in using Lumads as baits and pawns in military operation.” – Bai Norma Capuyan, vice chair of Kusog sa Katawhang Lumad sa Mindanao (Kalumaran)

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Bicol labor leader freed on bail

“The arrest and detention of Hernan Certeza is a clear manifestation that there is no genuine freedom in the country and, heroes who fight for it are silenced and detained.” -- Vince Casilihan of Karapatan - Bicol

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