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A global disgrace

President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed his displeasure over the continuing attention being paid by various groups and organizations such as Amnesty International and other human rights groups and the United Nations, to the extrajudicial killings (EJKs) in the country, particularly those identified with the regime’s murderous “war” on drugs. Thirty-nine countries have also signed a…

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – More groups added their voices to the call for the release of detained artist Ericson Acosta. Acosta, 39, was arrested on Feb. 13 last year by elements of the 34th Infantry Battalion (IB) of the Philippine Army in San Jorge, Samar. He is charged with illegal possession of…

By RONALYN V. OLEA
“After a year and a half in office, President Aquino should be delivering on his promise to end impunity for rights abuses.” – Human Rights Watch
“I think that the Philippine government knows what to do [but] we don’t see the will to stop the culture of impunity.” – Amnesty International

Ni ROLAND B. TOLENTINO KULTURANG POPULAR KULTURA Bulatlat Sa US, ang mga kababaihang whistleblower na sina Cynthia Cooper ng Worldcom, Sherron Watkins ng Enron, at Coleen Rowley ng FBI ay binansagan ng Time Magazine bilang “Persons of the Year” ng 2002. Inilantad nina Cooper at Watkins ang kabalastugang nagaganap sa paglilimas ng yaman ng kompanya…

Two international human rights groups have called on US President-elect Barack Obama to take concrete steps to address human rights concerns. BY BULATLAT INTERNATIONAL Two international human rights groups have called on US President-elect Barack Obama to take concrete steps to address human rights concerns. In its statement Nov. 5, Amnesty International urged US President-elect…

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee International League of Peoples” Struggle Posted by Bulatlat.com Driven by self-interest and malice, Gloria M. Arroyo cannot be expected to comply with the memorandum of the Amnesty International for ensuring that the Melo commission is transparent, its investigation is independently conducted and leads to accountability and…

Memorandum submitted to Her Excellency Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by Irene Khan, Secretary General of Amnesty International Posted by Bulatlat.com Introduction On 15 August 2006, Amnesty International issued a report, Philippines: Political Killings, Human Rights and the Peace Process (AI Index: ASA 35/006/2006),(1) expressing grave concern at an intensifying…

It does not look good. This was how the Southeast Asia Team of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights group Amnesty International (AI) assessed the Philippines’ record on reporting obligations to United Nations (UN) treaty bodies. BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat.com It does not look good. This was how the Southeast Asia Team of the…

With the Melo Commission just a phony, the President exonerating the AFP from any involvement in the extra-judicial killings and the CHR in limbo with regards its own investigation, whom will the families of the victims of political murders turn to for justice? By Bobby Tuazon Bulatlat.com Being toothless and seemingly beholden to the President,…