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Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Rights groups condemn torture of 3 Lumads, including 2 children

Four Agusanon Lumad, including two minors, were on their way to the local Comelec to register as first-time voters for the upcoming Sangguniang Kabataan (Youth Council) and barangay elections when they were arrested, tortured and detained by members of paramilitary group Bagani forces.

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Soldiers detain charcoal maker in Abra

By ALDWIN QUITASOL Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY — A 25-year-old charcoal maker in Lagangilang, Abra was taken and held by soldiers for nearly three days. According to the Abra Human Rights Movement (AHRM), Meymar Alcantara, a charcoal...

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Soldiers threaten, torture two civilians in Ilocos Sur

By JOAN GARCIA Bulatlat.com VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur – Last July, the 81st Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army (IBPA) arrived at the provinces of Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte. They replaced the 3rd IBPA that was...

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Kin of victims search for Palparan in military camps

By RONALYN V. OLEA “The silence of the Aquino administration is deafening. We...

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Military ops terrorize farmers in South Quezon

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Cesar Garganta, 28, merely wanted to earn extra income for the enrolment of his two children. Instead of money, what Garganta got was pain and trauma. On May 28, Garganta...

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Run ‘hounds’ Palparan


Run 'hounds' Palparan (Photo by Fred Dabu / Bulatlat.com)

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Youth activist tortured by soldiers in Quezon

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – An 18-year old youth activist was nabbed allegedly by soldiers in Lopez, Quezon and tortured into admitting he is a member of the New People’s Army (NPA), according to human...

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Torture charges filed vs Arroyo, military, police officials

By RONALYN V. OLEA “We know that our enemies are human rights violators...

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

After more than 3 years, Ombudsman acts on torture case

By RONALYN V. OLEA “If the Ombudsman would not fear the military, I...

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Torture survivor appeals to UN, urges Aquino to bring perpetrators to justice

By RONALYN V. OLEA While victims and their families continue to suffer, torturers...

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Tribe leader arrested by state agents

By ALMA B. SINUMLAG Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY – A leader of the Aggay tribe was tortured and arrested by the members of the Charlie company of the 17th Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army (IBPA) and...

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