Category: Human Rights

By Atty. Neri Javier Colmenares COUNSELS FOR THE DEFENSE OF LIBERTIES (CODAL) Posted by Bulatlat.com Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will be committing a culpable violation of the 1987 Constitution if she allows the United States to continue exercising absolute custody over the six US Marines accused of rape and transfer the accused to Okinawa, Japan. Under…

If all mining applications in the Cordillera region were approved, it would cover 1.7 million of the 1.8 million hectares of the entire region. By Lyn V. Ramo Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY- If all the applications for Financial and Technical Assistance Agreements (FTAAs), Mineral Production Sharing Agreements (MPSA) and exploration permits (EPAs)…

A Filipino-Australian who was wrongfully deported due to a discriminating immigration culture finally returned to Australia. Her lawyers say they will now pursue compensation for her. BY CESAR BEN BASAN BAROña Bulatlat.com Sydney, Australia – She was the face that Australia disowned. Filipino-Australian Vivian Alvarez Solon, also known as Vivian Alvarez Solon Young, is back…

Oct. 29 was a hard day for Muslim Filipinos. It was the same day newspapers carried the story of three Muslim suspects in the Valentine’s Day bus bombing being sentenced to death; when a certain Lalong Parad, a suspected Abu Sayyaf member, was shot dead in Jolo; and when Amil Salih Flamiano, 27, was arrested…

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has joined residents in calling for the military to leave Hacienda Luisita. By Abner Bolos Bulatlat.com The Task Force Ramos of the Philippine National Police (PNP) has called for the withdrawal of soldiers of the Northern Luzon Command from the barangays (villages) in Hacienda Luisita in the wake of the…

Members of the women’s groups Gabriela and Gabriela Women’s Party (GWP) picketed the U.S. Embassy in Manila Nov. 5 to condemn the rape of a 22-year-old Filipina in Subic, Zambales (138 kms. north of Manila) by six U.S. Marine servicemen on Nov. 1. They demanded the pull-out of U.S. troops from the Philippines and called…

Using his unmatched political savvy, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has kept the City Council under his thumb. By Germelina Lacorte Davaotoday.com Posted by Bulatlat.com DAVAO CITY – A few months ago, war erupted at the City Council. It was between a large group of people identified with Mayor Rodrigo Duterte against a smaller group of people…

A total of 120 political activists and supporters of progressive party lists and people’s organizations have been killed from January to October 26. For the sake of human rights, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her mean killing machine must be prevented from inflicting more harm on the Filipino people. BY THE Alliance for the Advance of…

A total of 120 political activists and supporters of progressive party lists and people’s organizations have been killed from January to October 26. For the sake of human rights, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her mean killing machine must be prevented from inflicting more harm on the Filipino people. BY THE Alliance for the Advance of…