April 17, 2014     Philippines
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Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Mothers of missing UP students slam military’s delaying tactics

"The military cannot say that they do not have the money to transport their witnesses. It has all the resources—helicopters, tanks and all kinds of vehicles—and a huge budget. It is their duty to bring their witnesses without delay.” – Mrs. Erlinda Cadapan, mother of Sherlyn

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Isabela farmer abducted

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL? Northern Dispatch LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — A farmer from Roxas, Isabela was abducted by armed men who introduced themselves as agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) along the highway at the boundary...

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

SC directs DOJ to probe ‘new evidence’ in Jonas Burgos disappearance

“There is hope that other perpetrators would be identified.” -- Mrs. Edita Burgos

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Soldier linked in Jonas Burgos abduction refuses to enter plea

Accused Major Harry Baliaga’s lawyer attempted to have the arraignment deferred but the motion was denied.

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Palparan’s men fail to present witnesses in kidnapping case

"By June next year, it would be the eighth year since Sherlyn disappeared. I am looking for my daughter. Her life is at stake here. This should be urgent." – Mrs. Erlinda Cadapan

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013


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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Court orders arrest of Army major linked to Jonas Burgos’s abduction

"This is good news. I just hope the developments will continue." – Mrs. Edita Burgos, mother of Jonas

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Mrs. Burgos disappointed over promotion of general linked to abduction of Jonas

“The recent confirmation of Brig. Gen. Año to star rank reminds us of the promotion of Gen. Palparan and many others who had faced serious and credible charges of rights violations,” – National Union of Peoples’...

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Abduction of labor leader condemned

Labor leader Benjamin Villeno notified his colleague at Pamatink-KMU Hermie Marasigan, through text messages, that he was being tailed by suspected state agents. Villeno even told Marasigan he would try to lose his tail before going home....

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Kin, colleagues of James Balao not giving up search

“Five long years passed, to those who have him, please, have a heart and let him come back home to us. If you killed him, like what our late father said, give us back his bones so...

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Kin of victims say law criminalizing enforced disappearance mere token

“Enforced disappearances continue, the government does not own up to its accountability, no perpetrator has been prosecuted or jailed and, human rights violators are being promoted.” – Desaparecidos

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