Family of Dead OFW Bewails Gov’t Inaction
Day: May 25, 2009
Farmers File Raps Vs Congress Leaders
Press Release/25 May 2009 Buffeted by heavy rain and gusty winds, more than 200 visitors of the German Kirchentag took about seven hours until they were able to light one candle for each of the 1015 victims of political killings in the Philippines. “Though it is not new to us, we are shocked by the…
Although it is too early to say whether the military is involved in Evelyn Pitao’s murder, Karapatan said they are looking closely into that possibility, given the history of violence the Pitao family had experienced in the hands of security forces.
Whistleblowers, Critics Are Under Fire
MANILA — In 2007, Melissa Roxas moved to the Philippines to pursue what a colleague of hers described as “human-rights advocacy full-time.” Prior to Roxas’s move, she had been active as a founding member of the cultural organization Habi-Arts in Los Angeles. She was also a founding representative in Southern California for Bayan-USA. Two years…
Update: Melissa Roxas Moved to Philippines to Pursue Human-Rights Advocacy
Melissa Roxas, from Los Angeles, California, has been reunited with her family. The fate of her two companions — Juanito Carabeo and John Edward Handoc – is unknown.