Month: December 2012

By RONALYN V. OLEA MANILA – Six days before the commemoration of International Human Rights Day, a military officer implicated in gross human rights violations took his oath before President Benigno Aquino III. Brig. Gen. Eduardo Año has been assigned as the new chief of the Intelligence Services of the Armed Forces of the…

A foreign delegate believes that President Aquino’s silence [on cases of human rights violations] bears the imprint of consent for these violations. “Not only has he condoned impunity, he has likewise perpetuated it by not delivering justice for any of the 114 victims of extrajudicial killings under his administration.”

“Governments look at remittances as a tool for development and a means to repay global debt. They have actually put a positive spin on massive forced migration and commodification of workers. They have the gall to call it a ‘tool for development’ when it fact it results in the decimation and break-up of families, the exploitation of millions of workers and the uneven distribution of wealth and power in the world.” – Irene Fernandez, migrants’ rights activist