Category: Human Rights

The government-backed anti-insurgency war and the plunder of public funds have worsened poverty and terror among rural folk, said the “Tagaytay 5”, a group of five detained peasant advocates. BY DENNIS ESPADA Bulatlat.com The government-backed anti-insurgency war and the plunder of public funds have worsened poverty and terror among rural folk. This was stated by…

BY BULATLAT Relatives of desaparecidos, or those who were abducted and missing, paid tribute to their loved ones and vowed to fight for justice on the International Day of the Disappeared today, even as human rights workers fear there will be more victims of abduction and killings under the Arroyo administration. Some 2,000 activists and…

“I have been unjustly jailed without seeing any hope for freedom and justice. But my resolve remains strong, and I remain hopeful that the causes and the ends that we are fighting for will triumph, along with the masses.” – “Unjustly” jailed party-list congressman, Crispin Beltran By Lisa Ito Bulatlat.com August 18, 2006 passed quietly…

After studying the documents submitted by six progressive lawmakers and the Philippines’ justice secretary, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), has expressed concern over the political persecution of six party-list representatives. BY AUBREY MAKILAN Bulatlat.com After studying the documents submitted by the six progressive lawmakers and the justice secretary, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), in a confidential decision,…

Rights watchdogs led by Karapatan are set to file complaints and reports with the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva next month. The complaints over the spate of political killings will ask Macapagal-Arroyo to account for the killings which have to date claimed the lives of 729 persons. By Bulatlat Bulatlat.com Just as the…

Top nursing educators and former CHED authorities say that the recent nursing board exam leakage is just the tip of a bigger problem – the deterioration in the country’s nursing education and government’s export of nurses abroad. By Arthur L. Allad-iw Northern Dispatch Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY – “Why blame us on the mess attributable to…