Category: Women & Children

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…

BY EMILY VITAL Bulatlat.com In a videotaped testimony presented before media today, Dr. Constancio “Chandu” Claver pointed to military-backed death squads as perpetrators of the July 30 shooting that killed his wife, Alyce. The tape was presented by the fact-finding team that investigated the killing. Two assassins fired at the van of the Claver family…

By the WOMEN’s Movement for Arroyo’s Resignation and Regime Change Bulatlat.com We, women, who have gathered here today, call on Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to step down. Emerging from our homes, schools, workplaces and communities, we lend our voices to the thundering call for the immediate resignation of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Today, we forge our unity against a…

Court denies mother’s plea for sick child Zenaida Llesis, the 46-year old political detainee who gave birth to a girl at the Bukidnon Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center last year, went on hunger strike last Jan. 20. Llesis, who has been detained since Aug. 2002 for being an New People’s Army (NPA) suspect, took the…

For the militant cause-oriented movement, 2004 is not just an election year; it is also a year of “firsts” related to its entry into the electoral struggle. It will be fielding up to 20 nominees from Bayan Muna and five other new Party-list groups for House seats. By Alexander Martin Remollino Bulatlat.com For the militant…

“Mrs. President, we want to go back to our homes so that we can study well and support you. We have suffered enough.” This is just one of the messages scribbled in home-made cards that Mindanao’s child evacuees hope would get the attention of the new administration. By JOWEL F. CANUDAY Bulatlat.com PARANG, Maguindanao– If…