Day: February 2, 2012

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld The US-based, 30-year-old organization Human Rights Watch — the Asia Division of which, incidentally, former New York Times and International Herald Tribune freelance correspondent Carlos Conde is now the Philippine researcher — describes itself as “one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting…

Human Rights Watch January 31, 2012 Palparan’s Prosecution Key to Ending Impunity (New York) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino III should order the armed forces to cooperate with civilian authorities in arresting retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan and others charged with the enforced disappearance of two activists in 2006, Human Rights Watch said today. Since…

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – Newly retired employees of the University of the Philippines received some good news last week when their fellow employees’ struggle for additional benefits finally bore fruit. “It has proven once again the power of collective mass action,” Noli Anoos, UP administrative personnel and board member of the employees’ union,…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com The National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) is calling on President Benigno Aquino III to assist more than 12,000 Filipinos who stand to be deported from the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) this year. The CNMI is located in the western Pacific Ocean.Based on previous US census counts,…