Month: January 2012

By RONALYN V. OLEA
“After a year and a half in office, President Aquino should be delivering on his promise to end impunity for rights abuses.” – Human Rights Watch
“I think that the Philippine government knows what to do [but] we don’t see the will to stop the culture of impunity.” – Amnesty International

By RONALYN V. OLEA
In reaction to Secretary Ricky Carandang’s statement that there is “no practical point” in reopening the investigation as it has already been “resolved,” the relatives of the victims replied, “How could it have been resolved when no one has been punished? Now that the son is in power, all the more we have to press for justice.”

“While it is complicated, we need to understand that oil is now primarily traded in the international futures markets… The spiraling of prices is mainly dictated by buyers and traders who gamble on the future price of oil in the name of superprofit-taking.” – Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Emmi De Jesus By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com…

Putragis Amang, kami’y namamalimos lamang ng kapirasong lupa, bakit pinaputok ang kanilang sandata? Hayup nga ba kaming hayup sa turing? Bakit kaming gutom bala ang pinakain? Putragis Amang, ang Palasyo pala ay hindi dulugan ng awa; ang Kongreso pala’y Kongreso ng panginoong maylupa. Saan naming hahanapin ang pangakong paglaya? Putragis Amang, huwag nila kaming itulak…

TamilNeT “The Eezham people have a very direct obligation of fighting for their own sovereignty against a state that presumes to have a unitary power over them,” stressed veteran Filipino left ideologue, Prof. Jose Maria Sison. In an exclusive interview to TamilNet on Sunday, Prof. Sison spoke on the questions of sovereignty of the Eezham…

By MARYA SALAMAT
The Rev. Marie-Claud Manga, pastor at Saint-Jean-sur-Richeliu, told the Philippine press in Manila that they would engage the general council of the United Church of Christ in Canada to bring these mining-related human rights violations to the Canadian Parliament.