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‘Remorseless’ Palparan justifies disappearances as part of counterinsurgency * Latest Posts Human Rights Human Rights - Front Top Stories 

‘Remorseless’ Palparan justifies disappearances as part of counterinsurgency

“He spoke with a forked tongue even on the witness stand, and remorselessly justified his worn-out anti-communist bigotry to sanction his and his men’s actions amounting to heinous rights violations and crimes against humanity.”

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#DearPope | Open letter to Pope Francis from a son of a desaparecido * Latest Posts Press Releases and Statements 

#DearPope | Open letter to Pope Francis from a son of a desaparecido

Dear Pope Francis, ¡Bienvenido a las Filipinas! Welcome to the Philippines! By now, I’m sure you’re already flooded with messages poured upon you by my fellow Filipinos. Thus, my voice will be just another amongst the crowd. My voice comes from a place of complex stories, identities, ideologies, and perspectives. I am an agnostic theist. I am gay. I am highly critical of how your church treats LGBT people and women. I am also highly critical of the Philippine government and of government as a general concept, whether applied to…

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Aquino’s ‘daang matuwid,’ a sham – kin of desaparecidos * Latest Posts Multimedia Multimedia (Main) Video Video (Main) 

Aquino’s ‘daang matuwid,’ a sham – kin of desaparecidos

In this video, Justine Villeno, son of disappeared labor activist Ben Villeno, belies President Aquino’s promise of “daang matuwid” (straight path), saying that the government will not act in the interest of the kin and victims of human rights violations. Video and editing by Janess Ann J. Ellao

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