Bulatlat.com Despite the intensifying persecution of health workers in the Philippines- the most prominent and recent victims of which are 43 health workers who are still languishing in prison today- health professionals and volunteer Community Health Workers (CHWs) from all over the country gather in an assembly “meant to reaffirm their dedication and commitment to…
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First Death Anniversary of Rebelyn Marked with Protests, Ka Parago Calls for Revolutionary Justice
Press Release March 5, 2010 Davao City — Eight Thousand farmers, lumad, urban poor, teachers, women and youth flocked from Freedom Park to Rizal Park today (March 5) to demand justice for the murder of Rebelyn Pitao and all victims of political killings. Rebelyn, daughter of known NPA commander, Leoncio ‘Ka Parago’ Pitao, was abducted,…
At Last, Philippines Now Has Law Against Torture
By RONALYN V. OLEA
Human-rights advocate welcome the signing into law of Republic Act 9745, which penalizes acts of torture in the Philippines. The challenge now, they say, is for the Arroyo administration to effectively implement it, given its sordid human-rights record.
Hopes Are High for Passage of Law Criminalizing Torture by Philippine Forces
By RONALYN V. OLEA
Under the bill, no justification can be offered that would allow torture and other inhuman punishments. Those who torture will be penalized as principals, as well as their superiors in the military, police or law enforcement establishments who ordered it.
Solons Reiterate Call for Enactment of Bills on Human Rights
As the world marked the 60th year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) last December 10, two legislators called anew for the enactment of bills on human rights. BY RONALYN V. OLEA HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Bulatlat As the world marked the 60th year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) last December…