‘Soldiers’ encampment inside school premises is a violation of many international instruments which the Philippines is a signatory, the Constitution and specific laws like Republic Act 9610 or the “Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Law.’ – CRC
Month: January 2014
Muslim rebels tending to farm amidst firefight
With the fresh government offensive, Muslim rebels branded the Philippine Army “terrorists” and the “true spoilers” of peace negotiations.
By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA
Bishops, church people express support for North Triangle residents
“We are here to show you that you are not alone in this violent and sad eviction. We will strive to do what we can for justice, for humaneness and for the fulfillment of God’s will to happen,” Bishop Deogracias Iñiguez said.
5 more Luisita farmers face raps for defending their land
“We call on the DOJ [Department of Justice] to make good their promise of creating a special panel to look into rights violations against farmers in Hacienda Luisita. With the fragile situation in Luisita, this DOJ panel must start its work now.” — Ambala
Artists install ‘wheatpaste’ art vs tuition hikes
MANILA – Youth artists from Kabataang Artista para sa Tunay na Kalayaan (Karatula) made artworks on the gate of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd), Jan. 29, Thursday to protest against tuition increases as schools prepare for another round of tuition consultation. The group said wheatpaste works depicted different facets of the crisis in the…
Torture charges vs military, police bolstered by CA decision in Panesa case
“The recent resolution of the Court of Appeals denying the motion for the re-arrest of security guard Rolly Panesa strengthens the anti-torture case he filed against his arresting officers and interrogators,” Cristina Palabay, secretary general of human rights alliance Karapatan.
North Triangle residents defend homes from demolition
On Jan. 27, 2013 residents of North Triangle hurled stones and bottles at the demolition team to defend their homes from demolition due to the 11.3-meter road widening project along Agham Road. Photos by BART MANOGUID
Health workers call for junking of orthopedic hospital modernization
“The government’s privatization programs are allowing private investors to rake in profit out of people’s illnesses.” — Alliance of Health Workers
Justices delve into possible Constitutional violations in use of DAP
“Budget Sec. Abad’s admission that there had been cross-border transfer of funds bolsters claims that the DAP and NBC 541 are unconstitutional.” – Bayan Muna Rep. Zarate