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Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

US report on rights situation in the Philippines ‘hypocritical,’ says rights group

“It is image building. The US government is trying to soften its image among Filipinos and also in the international community as it prepares for an increased and permanent presence in the Philippines for its vaunted Asian pivot.”

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

On 40th anniversary of martial law, groups slam continuing repression

By RONALYN V. OLEA “The poor are still poor, exploited and oppressed. Today,...

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Victims of rights violations disappointed over promotion of military officials

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Despite opposition from victims of human rights violations, Lt. Gen. Jorge Segovia’s promotion was still recommended by the Commission on Appointments (CA) last Wednesday, Sept. 19. Appearing before the...

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

‘End killings of activists’ – international group

By RONALYN V. OLEA “The rate at which human rights defenders...

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Lies, terror and violence in Aquino’s third SONA

With his two years of presidency and three State of the Nation Address (SONA), Pres. Noynoy Aquino has peddled lies on the situation of human rights in the Philippines. He has been, in fact, inflicting terror and...

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Amid killings, attacks, UN experts urge Philippines to protect rights defenders

By RONALYN V. OLEA The UN experts urged the authorities to carry...

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Counterinsurgency rears ugly head in South Quezon

By RONALYN V. OLEA Oplan Bayanihan’s two-faced character is clearly...

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Rights groups to file complaint vs Aquino administration

Main story: Groups score continuing rights abuses as Philippines undergoes review by UN body By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Alarmed with the continuing cases of extrajudicial killings and the increasing number of internal refugees under...

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Military’s claim of zero rights abuses belied


Military’s claim of zero rights abuses belied (Photo by Jhun Dantes / Bulatlat.com)

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Unjustly accused and detained

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld In the fabled Land of Yellow where the President lays claim to the democratic mantle by being progeny to parents who fought a dictator, there lies hidden in the crowded, dank...

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Human rights defenders still under attack

By RONALYN V. OLEA “Even with a new government that promised to...

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