Armed Forces Chief Should Ensure Rights Violators are Held Accountable April 1, 2012 New York – The leadership of the Armed Forces of the Philippines should take concrete steps to hold accountable soldiers responsible for human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said in a letter released today to the military’s chief of staff, Lt. Gen.…
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By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
In less than a month, two young women from two militarized towns have complained of rape allegedly committed by AFP soldiers right inside their military camps. Alarmed women ask, are these ‘isolated’ or just the tip of the iceberg?
“The military’s mind is shallow, if they will campaign against the school just because of the streamer. I see the streamer as the school’s sympathy for Fr. Pops; the nuns sympathy for a priest, their fellow Church member.” – 44-year old mother of two Assumption students. By DAVAO TODAY DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The military…
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“We need to ask the crucial questions which Mayuga failed to ask. We need to pursue and undertake legislative remedies to ensure that election fraud is stamped out…” – Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño
By RONALYN V. OLEA
In her speech after the hearing, Mrs. Erlinda Cadapan called on President Benigno S. Aquino III, the commander in chief of the AFP, to pay attention to the cases of enforced disappearances. “These are serious crimes committed by the armed forces.”
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“Aquino would know what to do. Now is the opportunity to act on the cases of enforced disappearances. I hope he grants this opportunity to show the world he is sincere in helping victims of human rights violations find justice.” — Mrs. Edita Burgos
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
Air Force Captain Joenel Pogoy, 35, was preparing for his thesis for a squadron officer’s course in Mactan Air Base in Lapu Lapu, Cebu, when his video about corruption inside the Philippine Air Force (PAF) was uploaded in You Tube without his permission. This cost him his career, freedom, and almost, his life.
Without pinpointing AFP culpability, Aquino’s call for military to prioritize human rights is meaningless–CPP
Press Release Information Bureau Communist Party of the Philippines July 13, 2010 The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today dismissed as meaningless Pres. Benigno Aquino III’s call on the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to give priority to respecting human rights, while stating in the same breath that the spate of extrajudicial killings…
Press Release July 13, 2010 “The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has received enough of warnings regarding its culpability for the spate of extra-judicial killings in the country. It now needs a beating,” labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno said today as President Noynoy Aquino issued a vague warning to the military. KMU said Aquino’s…
The Office of the Solicitor General told the Court of Appeals that the abduction and torture of Melissa Roxas are nothing but mere fabrications to embarrass the government. Her recent press conference in Los Angeles, it says, was part of the plot. The victim’s lawyers and supporters, however, say the government is just trying to evade responsibility.
An association of 350 Catholic nuns from 40 congregations in Mindanao expressed outrage over the inclusion of Church people to the reported ‘order of battle’ of the 10th Infantry Division of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. In a document titled “JCICC ‘AGILA’ 3rd QTR 2007 OB VALIDATION RESULT,” several Catholic and Protestant groups were…