By RONALYN V. OLEA
“The whole world knows of the failure of the Aquino government to bring to justice human rights violators like Gen. Jovito Palparan and of the horrendous, less than one percent conviction rate of perpetrators of political killings on top of the snail-paced justice system.” – Fr. Rex RB. Reyes, NCCP
Sidebar: The Philippines and the Universal Periodic Review
Rights groups to file complaint vs Aquino administration
Main story: Groups score continuing rights abuses as Philippines undergoes review by UN body By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Alarmed with the continuing cases of extrajudicial killings and the increasing number of internal refugees under the Aquino administration, human rights group Karapatan will file a complaint through the special procedures of the United…
Main story: Groups score continuing rights abuses as Philippines undergoes review by UN body By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — The Philippines is signatory to several international agreements for the protection of human rights, foremost of which is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Philippine government signed the International Covenant on Civil and…
By MARYA SALAMAT
Relying on US as treaty “partner” has not helped the Philippines to develop its own military capability; it is also not expected to be of help in engaging China militarily.
Sidebar: Opposition mounts as US increases military aid, sends nuclear submarine to Subic
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
Residents said their communities were targeted to clear them in preparation for large-scale mining operations by Oz Metal Corporation and Monkayo Consolidated Mining Corporation (MCMC).
The Aquino government will again pin its hopes of armed forces modernization on US hand-me-downs, but the reality is that all these do not really help in strengthening Philippine sovereignty nor in asserting our claims over disputed territories.” – Renato Reyes, Bayan By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Patriotic people’s organizations led by…
By PATRICIA LOURDES VIRAY
Of the 40.3 million workers who are part of the labor force in the Philippines, 19 million are wage or salary earners, only 1.7 million of whom are union members.