September 16, 2014     Philippines
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Human Rights


Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Arrested IP leader says he is ‘not in hiding, not guilty’

“I even attended this press conference and I am active most recently in relief missions for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan),” said Genasque Enriquez.

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

3 indigenous peoples killed in a week

“Even with the capture of notorious Gen. Jovito Palparan recently, his butcher mentality and his bloody human rights record have been well-entrenched in the AFP’s bureaucracy and is carried on by no less than his protégé, Gen....

Monday, August 18th, 2014

‘Dead scared’ Palparan finally arraigned, brought to Bulacan jail

“While his transfer to a regular detention cell today is some kind of soothing balm to a lot of pain and suffering for his many victims, the fight for justice is far from over. His unscrupulous...

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Political prisoners slam ‘special treatment’ of Palparan

“Palparan’s practices are part of the military’s official policy. Palparan is only the most known but the implementation of the counterinsurgency program is systematic.” – Benito Tiamzon

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Who are Palparan’s enemies? Poor Filipinos, says rights group

“Palparan sees enemies everywhere. A person wearing red shirt is his enemy. A person who carries a banner is his enemy. People who demand jobs, decent wages, land to till, shelter -- they are all Palparan’s enemies....

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Groups demand: Free Gerard and Guiller

Students and members of progressive groups held a protest action in Angeles City, Pampanga calling for the release of two students of the University of the Philippines – Pampanga recently abducted and later surfaced under police custody....

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

UN, intl rights group welcome Palparan’s arrest

“The arrest of Jovito Palparan, a retired army major general, marks a rare challenge to the country’s rampant impunity, which the government of President Benigno Aquino III has failed to adequately address,” Carlos Conde, Human Rights Watch

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Palparan’s biggest mistake | ‘He should have never let me live,’ says torture victim

His eyewitness account, lauded by the Supreme Court for being clear, categorical, consistent and credible, served as among the evidences that led to the filing of charges of two counts of kidnapping and serious illegal detention for...

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

No special treatment | Groups want Palparan in regular jail

“With boundless hope and bated breath, may justice find its place amidst tragedy and the many lives that have been snatched, futures destroyed and agonizing years that have passed.”– Edre Olalia, National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

The Trail of Blood: Following Army Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr.

A look at the previous stories -- the earliest were written in 2003 -- show that Palparan has left a trail of blood in areas where he had been assigned – Southern Tagalog, Central Luzon and...

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Palparan arrested; Mothers cry for justice

“I am in tears. I hope that justice would be served and that they would now surface Karen and Sherlyn.” Connie Empeño, mother of disappeared UP student Karen

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