April 19, 2014     Philippines
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Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Student leaders lose scholarships for protesting tuition increases

“I am prepared for the consequences in defending students’ rights. As long as what you are fighting for is right, we should never give up the fight.” – James Bryan Deang, president of the NU Supreme Student Council

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Threatened rights lawyer seeks protection

Edre U. Olalia, NUPL secretary general, said they would hold the military and the police and Commander-in-Chief President Aquino himself accountable if any harm is inflicted on Salucon.

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Talaingod Mayor wants Manobos to return home but evacuees rebuff

'A return to the 'militarized areas' is also a violation of international human rights instruments - Bishop Felixberto Calang, Iglesia Filipina Independiente and chairperson of Barug Katungod Mindanao.

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Military operations force Lumads to evacuate

“Isn’t this a sign of the cold-heartedness of our government? Needless to say, the recent forcible evacuation affirmed that even children are not spared from the violence of military operations. “ – Children’s Rehabilitation Center

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

2016 hopefuls warned: Junk no-build zone or face electoral defeat

"Secretary Roxas should come to his senses and stop the Office of the President and Ping Lacson from carrying out this all-time high brutality and wholesale disregard of people's rights and welfare.” – Pamalakaya

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Rights lawyer in Cordillera under surveillance, harassed by military

“If any harm is inflicted on Atty. Dannug-Salucon or to any of her staff or family members, we shall hold the military and the police and Commander-in-Chief President Aquino himself accountable given the documented harassment and surveillance...

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Police faces blank wall on Ifugao activist slay

“Why should they put the burden of shedding light to the killing on the office mates and relatives of the victim? It is the police’s job to find evidence that would lead to the arrest and...

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Who will benefit from Chacha? Not the poor, progressive groups say

“The Philippine economy has not developed despite rising foreign investments because domestic economic policy has been biased for foreign investors at the expense of long-run national development.” – Ibon Foundation

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Almost another blot in UP’s record as a state university

The controversial ‘no late payment policy’ has not yet been rescinded by the administration of the University of the Philippines despite the criticisms the policy generated after the suicide of student Kristel Tejada last year.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Families pin soldiers on death, disappearance of miners in Comval

The families sought help from human rights group Karapatan after saying authorities failed to act on them.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Groups slam arrest of Ka Roger’s pregnant daughter

“This is a clear violation of the rights of Rosal. Aside from the fabricated charges filed against her, she should have been released due to her condition.” – Karapatan

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