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Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

AFP Berdugo?

BLOOD RUSH By SARAH RAYMUNDO Berdugo is derived from the Spanish verdugo, which means 1. executioner or a person who carries out the death penalty; 2. hangman in the gallows; 3. tormentor or a cruel person. “There is no reputation to besmirch” was Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay’s curt response to the Armed Forces of

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

News in Pictures: Progressive lawyers, groups file manifestation questioning CHR decision on Roxas torture case  

MANILA -- The National Union of Peoples' Lawyers (NUPL) filed a manifestation at the Commission of Human Rights (CHR) on Tuesday regarding its recent resolution absolving the military from its...

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Mother of missing activist to Army major: ‘Who ordered you to get my Jonas?’

By RONALYN V. OLEA “Harry, listen to the innermost voice of your heart...

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Balikatan in Nueva Ecija: Farmers Fear More Rights Abuses, Displacement

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Farmers groups said the presence of more...

Friday, March 11th, 2011

NPA Blames Military for Botanist’s Death, Refutes Encounter Claim by Army

By RONALYN V. OLEA The NPA said its guerrillas were not...

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Human Rights Issues to Hound New AFP Chief

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO The youth group Anakbayan is not holding...

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Video of Soldiers Torturing Captives Riles Filipinos on Facebook

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO After watching the video, which...

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Martial Law-Type Repression by Dole Philippines vs. Union Alarms NGO (PR)

NEWS RELEASE 22 February 2011 Labor NGO Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research, Inc. (EILER) expressed alarm over food giant Dole Philippines’ brazen harassment of a militant union amid the ongoing union election today as the...

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

The journalist in times of inhumanity

In these times of inhumanity, the thin line between being a journalist and an activist is blurred even more. I know in my heart that I owe no one an apology.

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Dole Philippines Workers in Tough Fight as US Company Uses Military Force Vs Union

By MARYA SALAMAT Today, Feb. 22, the workers at the largest plantation...

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Reds Release Another POW, Slam Military for More Cases of Ceasefire Violations

Below are statements issued by the National Democratic Front of the Philippines and the New People’s Army: Conrado Heredia Command Front 20 Operations Command New People’s Army–Southern Mindanao Press Statement 19 February 2011 CHC-NPA frees POW PO3...

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