Day: November 12, 2008

BY BULATLAT Delegates of an independent international mission who visited the Philippines, Nov. 4 to 12, said the attacks on Filipino lawyers and judges continue. The International Verification and Fact-Finding Mission (IVFFM) of the Dutch Laywers for Lawyers Foundation (L4L Foundation) issued its initial findings at a press conference in Quezon City this morning. Members…

BY BULATLAT Leaders of two progressive organizations went to Geneva, Switzerland to raise ‘Philippine government’s violations to human rights and economic, social and cultural rights’ before the United Nations (UN) Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR). The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) is the body of independent experts that monitors…

Another activist in Davao del Norte was killed by suspected state agents, Nov. 10. Rolando Antolihao, cluster coordinator of Bayan Muna (People First) in Kapalong town, Davao del Norte and a worker at the Global Fruits Corporation was shot seven times in his home in Gabuyan village at around 6 p.m., according to Karapatan (Alliance…