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Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

‘Morong 43′ doc, son face raps from ex-military chaplain

"Military agents are working round the clock to discredit the Morong 43 and say we are members of the New People's Army to justify the torture we suffered in the hands of the military.” -- Justice for the Morong 43 Alliance

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Rights defenders question government’s commitment to implement Anti-Torture Law

Republic Act No. 9745 or the Anti-Torture Act of 2009, signed into law under then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, but the way the government has been handling cases filed under the said law lends truth to the...

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Military officer implicated in illegal arrest of 43 health workers promoted

“If President Aquino has forgotten what he himself has previously acknowledged – that our human rights were violated- we have not.” – Dr. Alexis Montes

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

‘Nothing justifies torture, illegal arrest,’ military told on Morong 43

“Whether De la Cruz joined the NPA after his release or not is his personal choice. That does not in any way change the facts of the case. The military illegally arrested, detained and tortured the 43...

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Promotion of general linked to Morong 43 arrest, torture enrages victims, rights activists

“..the Aquino administration obviously rewards, instead of punishes, human rights violators such as Gen. Baladad.” – Justice for the Morong 43 alliance

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Testing the Anti-Torture law

“What is more revolting is the fact that some of the perpetrators, who have been identified and charged, have been promoted. And Gloria Arroyo was re-elected as congresswoman.” – Justice for the Morong 43

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Arroyo’s plea vs Morong 43 civil case junked

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – After years of gloom, health workers saw a ray of hope as a local court denied President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s motion for reconsideration. In today’s hearing, Judge Afable E. Cajigal of...

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...

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Rights activists slam ‘impunity’

By RONALYN V. OLEA “And so this is justice under Aquino – torturers...

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Court junks motion to dismiss filed by Arroyo, military officials in suit for rights abuses

By RONALYN V. OLEA “Somehow, we see a ray of light...

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Health workers, farmers arrested in separate incidents

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Another health worker has been charged with rebellion and accused of being a member of the New People’s Army (NPA). A week before eight of the 43 health workers...

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