Day: August 14, 2014

Palparan’s biggest mistake | ‘He should have never let me live,’ says torture victim

SPECIAL REPORT: His eyewitness account, lauded by the Supreme Court for being clear, categorical, consistent and credible, served as among the evidences that led to the filing of charges of two counts of kidnapping and serious illegal detention for the enforced disappearance of the two students of the University of the Philippines Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan, along with farmer Manuel Merino, on June 26, 2006 in Hagonoy, Bulacan.

Bayan Muna dismisses threat of ethics case against ACT Rep. Tinio

“They could only claim that it is an ‘executive’ session if they admit to an illegal act. But even then, the said session would not be considered by the court as an executive session because the privilege cannot be used to commit or cover up a crime or an illegal act.” – Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares

Not coming home | Many OFWs choose strife in Libya over joblessness, poverty in PH

“We cannot blame our kababayans if they would opt not to return to the Philippines because no jobs, livelihood and security for their families await them here. The government is also mainly accountable for placing our kababayans in the situation they are in now,” said Garry Martinez, chairperson of Migrante International