July 03, 2015     Philippines
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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

‘Morong 43’ doc belies military claims they were not tortured

For the military, torture and other heinous human rights violations are acceptable when committed against those who refuse to bow to them.

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

‘Morong 43’ arrest, detention illegal — CHR

“This is a welcome development though it is five years late.”

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

‘Palparan battalion’ behind Paquibato massacre – rights group

“The terror should stop now.”

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Lumads camp out at DepEd Davao City

Lumad chiefs say they will not leave until their children are back in school.

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Health group calls for justice for slain Negros health worker, husband

“The attack against health workers is an affront to the people’s right to health.”

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Int’l court, chance for presidentiables to clarify stand on human rights

“Will the candidates respect, support and uphold the International Peoples’ Tribunal set to try multiple criminal charges against the Aquino government?”

Monday, June 15th, 2015

‘Rebels’ killed by military are civilians, says group

“The ‘NPAs’ the Army is pursuing could be farmer-leader Aida Seisa and her family.”

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Union leaders, child rights advocates file harassment case vs state forces

The harassment indicates the “worsening trends of political repression against union organizers and political activists, and attempts to disrupt the organizations’ activities and terrorize people involved in development and human rights work.”

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

KMU, Gabriela picket Crame for political detainees’ release

“The arrest and detention of Adelberto Silva, Rosanna Cabusao and Isidro de Lima are illegal and most unjust.”

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Group decries killings, harassment in demolition sites

Kadamay said 16 urban poor leaders had been killed under the Aquino administration. The latest victim, Benilda Santos, was shot dead in Quezon City on May 22.

Friday, June 5th, 2015

World Environment Day | Groups protest DMCI projects

“The Filipino people must demonstrate on World Environment Day our commitment to protect our natural heritage and ecology by opposing DMCI’s coal-fired power plant in the globally-renowned ecological treasure that is the province of Palawan.”

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