Another Philippine court acquitted a peace consultant over trumped-up charges stemming from the infamous “search warrant factory” that led to the arrests of scores of activists and human rights workers.
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“We hope this is the beginning of the end to impunity. No one should be invincible and infallible. There is always a time for everything.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Rights organizations welcomed the Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court’s authorization to commence with the investigation on drug-related killings in…
Juan Macababbad handled several cases, particularly in defense of indigenous peoples and protection of the environment.
In the proposed budget, the epidemiology and disease surveillance program is set to receive P113 million in 2022. This is 33 percent lower than this year’s P158.6 million budget, and even way lower than the allocation set for this program before the pandemic.
The union was also able to clinch other benefits even in the middle of the pandemic, such as free boarding, free meals, door-to-door shuttle service, an additional P220 meal allowance, free testing, an additional 14-day sick leave for those who test positive for COVID-19, free face masks, face shields, and vitamins, among others.
Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay said the two former generals are facing complaints and allegations of human rights violations and war crimes. Their appointment, she added, only means that they are not going to be held accountable for these acts.
“Where is the plan for the safe return of classes for teachers and students? To say that there is a ‘victory’, the facilities should be adequate and safe, all children can go to school, and they are able to receive a good quality of education.”
“It is imperative that the Council heed the Filipino people’s call to conduct a probe on the rights violation under the Duterte administration amid impunity and failure of domestic mechanisms to provide redress to victims and hold perpetrators accountable.”
“This tandem will have disastrous impacts on our democracy and our quality of life as Filipinos, considering their bloody, corrupt, and anti-people records.”
Farmers group said the proposed P30.46 billion budget for the government’s counterinsurgency arm should instead be used to subsidize food production.
Without the proper devices, teachers run the risk of being interrupted when her device would die out on her in the middle of a discussion, or the students might miss important points because of choppy lines, delayed audio, garbled sounds, and other connectivity issues.