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After investigating extrajudicial killings here in 2007, Philip Alston, then UN Special Rapporteur for extrajudicial executions, tagged the vilification of activists as one of the practices that gave rise to these killings. But vilification has continued.

By KIMBERLIE OLMAYA NGABIT-QUITASOL Northern Dispatch The Search for justice continues BAGUIO CITY—In commemoration of the first year anniversary of the senseless killing of the topnotch Filipino ethno-botanist, Leonard Co, the Community Heath Education Services and Trainings in the Cordillera Region (CHESTCORE) and his colleagues and friends offered a tribute and re-launched his book, “Common…

By bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY — “Threats continue. Nothing has changed despite Pnoy’s promise of a ‘matuwid na daan’! We condemn this continuing assault on our staff and our institution especially inspite of our continuing resolve to render services.” This is what Ms. Romella (Mia) Liquigan-Rasalan, Community Health Education, Services and Training (CHESTCORE) Executive Director exclaimed…

Why, they asked, are they being made to suffer human rights violations, when they have only been working for the indigenous farmers, laborers, small-scale miners and urban poor and, in the process, traveling long hours to reach far-flung villages, some of which could only be reached on foot?