“With the dismissal of the case, we are sending the wrong message to the entire world that they can now harass, rape and abuse Filipino women without being punished because our very own government officials accused of such incidents were not given the appropriate sanction.” – Migrante International
Day: April 23, 2014
11 years since Marcellana, Gumanoy killing, Palparan still scot-free
“This government has failed to punish Palparan ang Gloria (Macapagal-Arroyo) for their human rights violations. But when it comes to filing trumped up cases against activists and having them arrested, the government sure acts fast.” – Orly Marcellana, husband of victim Eden.
Women’s groups call for release of two women political prisoners
MANILA – Progressive women’s group Gabriela trooped to Camp Crame of the Philippine National Police on Tuesday, April 22 to demand for the immediate release of National Democratic Front of the Philippines’ consultant Wilma Austria-Tiamzon and Andrea Rosal, daughter of the late spokesman of the Communist Party of the Philippines Gregorio “Ka Roger” Rosal. The…
Pagdiriwang ng Earth Day, pagdiriwang sa kabayanihan ng mamamayan
Tuwing ika-22 ng Abril ipinagdiriwang ang Earth Day, pandaigdigang selebrasyon ng kalikasan at kapaligiran. Sa bahagi naming mga maka-kalikasang aktibista ng Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment, kinakatampukan ang Earth Day ng samut-saring mga aktibidad sa buong bansa upang itambol ang mga mahahalaga at matatampok na isyung pangkapaligiran na kinakaharap ng mamamayan.
Int’l group of lawyers call for release of Tiamzon couple, resumption of peace talks
“The international community finds the filing of dubious and legally untenable charges against the Tiamzon couple as violative of basic criminal law principles and is not only a threat to the peace process but also to due process rights recognized by all civilized nations.” – Edre U. Olalia, NUPL secretary general