August 21, 2014     Philippines
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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

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Three ‘Palparan- wannabees’ in Mindanao

“Wherever Palparan and his wannabees are assigned, human rights violations significantly rise.”

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

‘When Strong Winds Blow’| Book for children hopes to help typhoon survivors

“While it can take a long time for rebuilding to occur, the emotional impacts can take even longer to resolve, especially for children.”

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Police complaint vs SONA protesters, a ‘retaliation’ – Bayan

"These afterthought nuisance charges are plain baloney. Police are either exceptionally ignorant of the law, routinely cannot understand it, or are covering up for their violations, or all of the above."—Edre Olalia, secretary general of the National...

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Tiamzon couple appeals decision denying their motion to dismiss case

Citing several Supreme Court decisions, the lawyers argued that the charge of rebellion proscribes the filing of other offenses committed in furtherance of or in connection with rebellion.

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Fil-am probe team ‘dismayed’ over government negligence

"It’s a common trend that we’ve seen in different communities in Mindanao that the government is not doing its job like providing social services and upholding peasants’ rights and protecting the environment.”

Monday, August 11th, 2014

US-based activists slam EDCA

Deployment of overseas US military bases globally particularly in PH “is intended to provide protection and defense of US’ economic life blood in Asia-Pacific Region.” Bayan-USA

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Lawyers of high profile activists urge court to junk multiple murder raps

The defense lawyers from the Public Interest Law Center (PILC) and National Union of Peoples Lawyers (NUPL) pointed out that the Hilongos case is a recycled case, which was maliciously filed with the sole motive of persecuting...

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Aquino’s vindictive attacks against pork critics hit

"While conducting an investigation on the JDF (Judiciary Development Fund) is fair game considering that there should be no sacred cows in government, the JDF inquiry comes at a time when the SC is set to consider...

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Back story | The Hacienda Luisita massacre: How it happened

Bulatlat.com is reposting this story to remind the public of the gruesome incident that claimed the lives of seven farmworkers.

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

UP prof released from jail after 10 months

Gargar described his release as “victorious.”

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