To sustain their fight for regularization and other union rights, Sumifru workers make handmade keychains and tumblers.
“The Honorable Court cannot sit idly by and allow state forces and their agents dictate how law ought to be practiced and eliminate lawyers who chose to represent the marginalized from the face of this land,” the petition read.
“PCIJ had wished only for the Dutertes to offer clear, direct, straightforward replies to our queries.”
“The horrific nature and extent of the victims’ wounds belie any claim that the force used against them was – by any stretch of the imagination – reasonable, and erodes the Philippine National Police’s credibility as to its claim that the killings were carried out under justifiable circumstances.”
“Stopping the reparation and recognition of our claims may be tantamount to non-acknowledgement of victims of martial law.”
The IADL said that the military’s red tagging of NUPL contradicts Article 16 of the Basic Principles, which mandates governments to ensure that lawyers are able to perform all of their professional functions “without intimidation, hindrance, harassment or improper interference.”
What we are witnessing is a war against civilians since Duterte assumed the presidency. He started with the thousands of poor drug suspects, using anti-drugs campaign as a veil. Now, authorities are mouthing anti-criminality and counterinsurgency for going after civilians.
By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA When light and dark share time-lengths Decidiuous trees shed leaves Ticks and fleas multiply Rats scurry and mosquitoes buzz about. Now is when taps run dry And fires raze poor communities More poor people are killed and activists are jailed As the tyrant explodes like fulminated mercury And politicians hit the…
“Even more outstandingly ironic is that we as international lawyers made time to see things firsthand on the reported attacks on our peers and brethren out of genuine concern and who in good faith humbly put forward concrete recommendations for consideration by the authorities are ourselves the object of attack.”
“The Duterte government is run by pathological liars and militarists who are corrupt to the core, able to subvert laws and mechanisms to evade accountability.”
It aims to “stifle economic analysis that is inconsistent with its (Duterte administration’s) preferred narrative of growth and development.”