Children of Tondo celebrate Christmas (Photo by Anne Marxze D. Umil / Bulatlat.com)
Day: December 23, 2012
New law gives some hope to kin of victims of enforced disappearance
By RONALYN V. OLEA
The new law, the first of its kind in Asia, imposes a punishment of life imprisonment on those directly involved in the crime of enforced disappearance as well as on superior officers who order or are otherwise implicated in a disappearance.
Coming down blood mountains
Their vividly colored indigenous clothing shout like a blast of dynamite ripping through the mountains they call home. It is Tuesday and they are standing in a busy avenue in the snotty business district of Makati. “It is where the mining companies are, and if they cannot hear our pleading screams while they kill us…