November 01, 2014     Philippines
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Saturday, October 4th, 2014

No justice, no peace | Church workers remember Bishop Alberto Ramento

"The Church once more expresses its deep disappointment towards the country's judicial system. We note that despite wide media attention, despite the publicly announced promises of national police officers to solve the crime, and despite the proximity of the crime scene to Hacienda Luisita owned by the president's family; the mediocre case of robbery with homicide turned...

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

‘Military behind slay try on farmer activist’ – human rights group

I don’t have enemies nor have I hurt anybody. Who else would have the ulterior motive to kill activists? Isn’t it the military?”-- Dexter Ian Selebrado, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilpinas organizer

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

2 detained UP students tortured, says youth lawmaker

“Gerald was subjected to a 13-hour interrogation. His captors warned that they would harm his mother if he does not admit that he’s a member of the New People’s Army (NPA).”

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Ex-military chaplain a no show at hearing of case vs ‘Morong 43’ doc

“Colonel Reuben Espartinez is using the judicial process to pursue his caprices.” - Dr. Alex Montes

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Palparan files another petition to stop pre-trial hearing

"It has been four years and so far we have nothing but motions. Palparan may be long gone but this case would be far from over." – Concepcion Empeño, mother of disappeared UP student Karen

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Transfer Palparan to civilian jail, victims’ families urge court

“To support a choice of detention facility – as with any other decision in life – there must be validated, adequate, relevant, and objective data. To invoke demons and ghosts from the past, real or imaginary, to...

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

History teachers, activists teach the youth on the lessons of Martial Law

While many Filipinos are losing sense of the lessons of Martial Law and the Marcos dictatorship, activists and some history teachers are still keeping the light on the subject.

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...

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...

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