Members of the Anakpawis party-list group trooped to the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46 on Friday to demand a favorable ruling on a legal case they filed last March 30. They filed a Mandamus and Prohibition with application for Temporary Restraining Order and/or Preliminary Injunction in line with the alleged irregularities and anomalous transactions…
Day: June 26, 2009
On June 18, Kabataan Kontra Cha-Cha!, a national youth movement against moves by the Arroyo government to change the Philippine Constitution, was launched through the initiative of League of Filipino Students (LFS). “If the Arroyo regime continues to force Charter Change despite snowballing opposition across all sectors, the prospects of escalating student protests around Malacanang…
‘Torture Part of Arroyo Regime’s Official Policy’
Promotion of Jonas’s ‘Abductors’ Slammed
Groups Denounce Continued Use of Torture
In protest rally Friday in front of Nica building, human-rights groups denounce the continuing use of torture. They likewise commemorate the third year of the disappearance of UP students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño. Edita Burgos says the promotion of three officials linked to the abduction of her son Jonas will encourage more atrocities.
Tens of thousands of civilian contract workers from poverty-stricken countries — among them Filipino Rey Torres (left) — were hired to support the U.S. war effort in Iraq and Afghanistan. In case of injury or death, they are supposed to be covered by workers’ compensation insurance financed by American taxpayers. But the program has failed to deliver medical care and other benefits.
University of the Philippines students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño were abducted three years ago by suspected military agents. Check out Bulatlat’s full coverage.
US soldiers using the torture method known as waterboarding on a Vietnamese during the Vietnam war. Waterboarding is one of the favorite torture methods in the Philippines. (Photo by United Press International) Today, June 26, is “International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.” In this recent Bulatlat report, the United Nations said torture is…