In commemoration of the fifth year of the Ampatuan massacre, journalists and advocates stage protest actions highlighting the call for justice and an end to impunity. Photos by Fred Dabu | Ronalyn V. Olea |National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (MANILA) Noel Godinez/ Northern Dispatch (BAGUIO CITY) Editing by Ronalyn V. Olea Music: Pahayagan…
Day: November 24, 2014
“Deprive us not of justice.” – Edita Tiamzon, wife of UNTV cameraman Daniel Tiamzon
“Our justices may look into the possibility of reviewing and revising the rules of court.” – Prima Quinsayas, lawyer of the Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists
SPECIAL REPORT: In the Philippines, dollar remittances from migrants accounted for nearly a tenth of the $280-billion economy last year, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). Indonesia’s BNP2TKI said the overseas remittances by Indonesian migrant workers amounted to Rp 88.6 trillion ($7.35 billion) during the period of January to December 2013. Despite this, however, migrant workers from both countries are not getting the protection and assistance they need in times of distress.
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“There are many cases of VAW (violence against women) committed by soldiers, police and the like and not a single perpetrator has been punished.” – Obeth Montes, Gabriela