By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Posted by Bulatlat.com Julian Assange could be Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” for 2010. If he is so named, he will be in the same company as Charles Lindbergh (1927), Mahatma Gandhi (1930), Queen Elizabeth II (1952), Pope John Paul II (1994) Barack Obama (2008) and…
Day: December 10, 2010
On the Withdrawal of Charges vs Morong 43: ‘Fruit of the Just Struggle for Human Rights’ (PR)
Press Statement 10 December 2010 Karapatan marks International Human Rights Day with the Aquino government’s withdrawal of charges against the Morong 43 as “fruit of the just struggle for human rights” Commemorating International Human Rights Day in the Philippines, KARAPATAN and other human rights defenders assembled at the Welcome Rotunda in QC and formed a…
Aquino Finally Acts on Morong 43 Case
By RONALYN V. OLEA
The announcement of Aquino is no less than a reaction to the highest form of protest by the Morong 43 and to the overwhelming support for their case,” Roneo Clamor, husband of Dr. Merry Mia-Clamor, one of the 43, and acting secretary general of Karapatan, said.
Church People Reiterate Support for Detained Health Workers
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“In my own little way, I will act [in support of you] without mentioning anything about the legal case. I am only coming from the sense that your dignity as humans should be respected. If human dignity is not respected, nothing else would be given value,” Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz told the male detainees during his visit at Camp Bagong Diwa.
Benjie Oliveros | What to Make of the Truth Commission Setback
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com The Supreme Court has declared Executive Order 1, creating a Truth Commission to investigate the corruption cases of the previous Arroyo administration, as unconstitutional citing the equal protection clause of the Constitution as basis. This is strike two for the administration of Pres. Benigno Aquino III. Earler, the Supreme Court issued…
Family of Slain Botanist Crying for Justice
MANILA – “We want justice for our son,” this was the short statement of Mrs. Emelina Co-Legaspi mother of Leonard Co. They even wrote to President Benigno S. Aquino III to help them achieve justice. But according to Co’s brother-in-law Bobby Austria, as of Dec. 8, there has been no response from the Malacañang. “Even…
Whitewash in The Investigation On The Deaths of Co, Cortez, and Borromeo Feared
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
The physical evidence gathered in the fact finding mission revealed that the trajectories of bullets were coming from and going to only one direction, refuting the military’s claim that there was a supposed gun battle between the military and members of NPA.
News in Pictures: Going Bald for the 43
MANILA — On the eve of international human rights day, more than a dozen shaved off their heads to dramatize the call to release the Morong 43.