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Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Total system failure

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld “Total system failure at all levels of government to protect Filipino lives” was how Phelim Kine, deputy director of the Asia division of Human Rights Watch (HRW), described the situation in Tagum City, Davao del Norte last Wednesday, May 21. Kine was presenting to the media HRW’s

Friday, December 13th, 2013

‘Act on media killings,’ gov’t told

“Forming local task forces every time a journalist is killed is hardly comprehensive action to address a larger problem of weak law enforcement and a tolerated culture of impunity." – Bayan Muna

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Rights groups condemn deportation, blacklisting of Dutch activist

"His blacklisting is more a resounding indictment of the government and its claims to democracy than it is of his zealous yet moral outrage over issues that should make us and our society more fair and...

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Int’l watchdog says impunity still reigns

There has been progress such as in passing laws for human rights and providing a ‘veneer of transparency,’ but none in walking the talk and producing results.

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Two years under Aquino, abuses go unpunished as president reneges on promise — HRW

In the Philippines, there is still no successful prosecution of security forces for killings, ‘disappearances,’ despite Aquino's...

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Disband paramilitary groups now, rights groups say

By RONALYN V. OLEA MANILA – Human rights groups called for the immediate dismantling of paramilitary forces after a high-ranking military official announced that the government would do so by 2016. In a report by online...

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Groups score continuing rights abuses as Philippines undergoes review by UN body

By RONALYN V. OLEA “The whole world knows of the failure of the...

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

US told to keep aid to the Philippines conditional on holding rights violators liable

By RONALYN V. OLEA “The Philippine government’s pronouncements on improving human rights...

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

‘Aquino not doing enough to combat impunity’ – rights groups

By RONALYN V. OLEA “After a year and a half in office,...

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Aquino gov’t doing very little to end impunity – int’l rights groups

By RONALYN V. OLEA Human Rights Watch noted that while the...

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Lawyers Vow to Fight Impunity with ‘Legal Offensive’

By RONALYN V. OLEA A group of human-rights lawyers...

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