Justice Remains Elusive in Luisita
Day: December 4, 2009
Arroyo’s Complicity in Ampatuan Massacre
By GRACE S. UDDIN Davao Today DAVAO CITY— The much-awaited showdown between Davao’s two fiercest political opponents begins as Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and daughter Sara Duterte formally declared a team up against House Speaker Prospero Nograles’ bid for mayor in the city. Vice Mayor Sara Duterte, who runs for mayor in the city, filed both…
By MACARIO PACANA
At the International Peace and Human Rights Summit in Cagayan de Oro City, victims and witnesses of human-rights abuses take turns recounting their appalling ordeal in the hands of the military and its paramilitary forces.
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Of the 284 political prisoners in the Philippines, 257 were arrested and detained under the present regime’s Oplan Bantay Laya. In a statement, Selda said the militarist approach of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has scuttled the peace talks between the government and the Moro secessionist groups in Mindanao and the New People’s Army.
Text and photos by JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
It is important not to compromise their principles, the two “senatoriables” from the progressie sector said. Since one of their platforms is good governance, part of it is holding public officials — either past or present — accountable. This includes achieving justice for the victims of human-rights violations under the Marcos dictatorship.
By RONALYN V. OLEA
The human-right film Dukot (Desaparecidos) is now being shown in major cinemas beginning on Dec. 2, a few days before the International Day of Human Rights on Dec. 10.