“I urge the lawyers here to continue genuinely fighting for the people. Ben would always say there is nothing wrong with organizing and there is nothing wrong in defending the oppressed.”
Category: Human Rights
“The assailants may be faceless and nameless, but no other entity is responsible for the violence against our teachers except this administration.” — ACT Teachers Rep. France Castro
The landscape has changed. There is no restoring the landmarks of the bustling Marawi city center of old, its commercial area called Padian, and houses, mosques and schools. And for the people of MAA (most affected area) who fled the city in May 2017 leaving everything behind, 127,309 of them according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, there is no going back.
“It is worth noting that this attack comes at a time when teachers have been growing in strength and uniting en masse for a substantial salary increase.”
“In light of the closure of Lumad schools on the basis of unverified and malicious military reports, such [arrests] are indicative of incessant violations against indigenous and peasant communities.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Different groups assailed the recent arrests of a peasant leader and two Lumad volunteer teachers on Oct. 10…
Lieutenant General Noel Clement, the newly appointed AFP chief of staff and Central Visayas police chief Brigadier General Debold Sinas have bloody records during their stint in the Visayas region.
The group noted that the so-called fact-finding team formed by the Education department did not even visit any of the 54 campuses.
Neri Colmenares, NUPL chairperson, believes that the case against Duterte is strong. “First, he publicly ordered the killings… Second, he refuses to be investigated. Third, the government does not submit evidence to the ICC.”
Corazon said she was subjected to almost 24 hours of interrogation and illegal detention before being transferred to the Santa Cruz Municipal Police Station.
“She was only helping farmers; is that a crime? Please release my child.”
A human rights lawyer based in Roxas City survived an ambush attack late morning today, Sept. 22, after attending a hearing.