By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Human rights groups in Davao City and Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte have issued a strong demand for the dismantlement of all military detachments and patrol bases in civilian communities after the September 7 incident in Brgy. Fatima Paquibato. On Sept.1, a unit of the New People’s Army’s…
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Child rights advocates fear bill to worsen violations against children
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Children’s advocacy groups Salinlahi and the Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) are wary that a bill pending in the Senate is out to cause more harm than good to Filipino children, specially children in armed conflict (CIAC) situations. The groups said the proposal is largely an attempt at…
Lawyers to fast for freedom for all political prisoners
By RONALYN V. OLEA
In a show of commitment not only to their clients but to the cause of human rights, lawyers and law students from the National Union of People’s Lawyers will hold a sympathy fast to press for the release of all political prisoners.
Probe on findings of Independent Oil Price Review Committee urged
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com Main story:Oil price review committee, deodorant of oil cartel-Aquino govt collusion? MANILA — Two lawmakers are not convinced that the findings of the Independent Oil Price Review Committee (IOPRC) are correct. Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño and Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Emmi de Jesus both denounced the findings of…
Frequent docking of US nuclear-armed ships, submarines fueling tensions in the region
By MARYA SALAMAT
Last Friday, USS Hawaii, a Virginia class submarine, docked at Subic Bay in what the US embassy in Manila described as another “routine port call and goodwill visit”. It followed the USS Frank Cable, the ‘warship that fixes warships,’ which docked in Subic since September 3.