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On the red-baiting of Bulatlat.com | Same old but dangerous military mindset * Latest Posts Human Rights Human Rights - Front Media Top Stories 

On the red-baiting of Bulatlat.com | Same old but dangerous military mindset

This anachronistic, malicious accusation and insinuation of a military officer, a public affairs spokesman at that, reminds us of Cold war-era politics and martial law, 41 years ago, when anyone critical of the Marcos dictatorship was branded as a communist, leftist and subversive, and therefore was subjected to arrest, detention, torture, and worse, enforced disappearance or extrajudicial killing.

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Rights groups foresee escalation of violations under new military chief * Latest Posts Human Rights Human Rights - Front Top Stories 

Rights groups foresee escalation of violations under new military chief

By RONALYN V. OLEA
The appointment of Lt. Gen. Emmanuel Bautista as the new chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines is not unexpected, said human rights lawyers, because it followed the promotion and appointment of other military officials who were linked to rights violations.

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The long, difficult road to justice for mothers of 2 missing UP students * Latest Posts Human Rights - Front Top Stories 

The long, difficult road to justice for mothers of 2 missing UP students

By RONALYN V. OLEA
“While we commend the courage of the mothers of Karen and Sherlyn, now human rights defenders themselves, in pursuing the criminal case, it is equally significant that the Aquino government must take concrete steps in making the roads to justice accessible for the victims and their families.” – Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law, and Development

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Peace mission in Davao reveals rights, humanitarian law violations under Oplan Bayanihan * Latest Posts Environment Human Rights Top Stories 

Peace mission in Davao reveals rights, humanitarian law violations under Oplan Bayanihan

By RONALYN V. OLEA
“The killings of Rudy and his son Rudyric Dejos in Sta. Cruz and of Santos Manrique in Pantukan brought into the limelight the real face of Oplan Bayanihan and revealed what was concealed in the peace and development coating of the Aquino administration’s continuation of the wicked legacy of past counterinsurgency programs,” the mission said in a statement.

Sidebar: Resistance to mining exploration gave rise to rights violations

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Violations vs Children Continue under Aquino Administration * Latest Posts Human Rights Top Stories Women & Children 

Violations vs Children Continue under Aquino Administration

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
“We fear that at the end of Aquino’s term, the Arroyo administration’s bad human rights record would be approximated, if not surpassed by the AFP,”—Salinlahi Alliance for Children’s Concerns

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Arroyo, Former Top Defense, Military Officials Sued For Damages By Morong 43 * Latest Posts Human Rights Top Stories 

Arroyo, Former Top Defense, Military Officials Sued For Damages By Morong 43

By RONALYN V. OLEA
“We have decided to file for moral and exemplary damages against former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her security officials for violation of our rights. This is but a small step to end impunity in our country. Yet, this a step forward in our long march for justice,” Gary Liberal, spokesman of the Morong 43, said.

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Cordillera Health Workers Being Harassed, Threatened * Latest Posts Health Human Rights Human Rights - Front Indigenous Peoples Top Stories 

Cordillera Health Workers Being Harassed, Threatened

By LYN V. RAMO
Why, they asked, are they being made to suffer human rights violations, when they have only been working for the indigenous farmers, laborers, small-scale miners and urban poor and, in the process, traveling long hours to reach far-flung villages, some of which could only be reached on foot?

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