July 29, 2015     Philippines
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Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Año as army chief: ‘a sad day for human rights victims’

“With the appointment of Gen. Año as army chief there is no hope at all that justice will be obtained for human rights crimes during the watch of Aquino.”

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

State forces file charges vs 23 Lumad, rights defenders in Mindanao

“The fabricated charges against them have no merit at all, and all of the allegations are merely products of the AFP’s utak-pulbura imagination.”

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Progressive doc receives death threats

“The Filipino people have long been suffering from deprivation of basic social services like health services. I know that there is nothing wrong in what I am doing.”

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Youth solon condemns harassment of youth groups

“Is the AFP trying to play catch-up with the horrid human rights record of the previous administration?”

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Aparición | Prudencio Calubid and Celina Palma

See more at the Aparición Gallery On June 26, 2006, at 8 p.m., Prudencio Calubid, 63, peace consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), and his wife Celina Palma, 46, were disappeared by suspected...

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Senators keen to probe military attacks vs Lumad schools

“If this senate hearing pushes through, it will be a good venue to really talk about the issue and to have all the parties involved to face each other.”

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

‘Military attacks on schools unabated’ – SOS Network

The indigenous children’s right to education continues to be violated, as government seems to be hindering the operations of alternative schools, instead of recognizing their efforts, said the Save Our Schools Network.

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Indigenous peoples slam Aquino’s ‘5 years of fascism’

In the past five years, operations of military and paramilitary groups have killed, threatened, displaced indigenous communities and close down their schools.

Monday, July 6th, 2015

News in pictures | State workers protest harassment

Their dialogue and complaint-filing at the Department of Justice may hang in the air for the moment, but the voices of the members of Confederation for Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees (COURAGE) were not silenced...

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Intl rights groups ask US Senate to cut military aid to Ph

Amid increased political killings in the Philippines, US-based civil society and advocacy organizations want the US Senate to put back restrictions on military aid to the country.

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Groups seek CHR intervention for detained activist-writer et al

“If they cannot be released, then we appeal that they would be transferred to an accessible facility.”

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