By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
During the first public hearings into the deaths of Leonard Co and company conducted by the Commission on Human Rights, soldiers admitted that fired their weapons at the direction of the three victims but at the same time denied having killed them.
On the eve of the 27th anniversary of the assassination of Senator Ninoy Aquino last August 20, families and relatives of human-rights violations led by Families of the Disappeared for Justice (Desaparecidos) and Victims of Arroyo United for Justice (Hustisya!), tied a long yellow cloth around the Boy Scout Monument in Quezon City to signify their continuing search and fight for justice.
By RONALYN V. OLEA
International groups are urging President Benigno Aquino III to comply with the Paris Principles in appointing the next chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights.
By GERMELINA LACORTE / Davao Today
Cardeno’s unexplained death while working for the US troops in February and the death of the Philippine Army officer a month later have renewed calls among militant groups to junk the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the US and the Philippines.
Press Release July 13, 2010 Akbayan Rep. Etta Rosales is a “seriously flawed choice” for the Commission on Human Rights chief post, labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno said today, rebutting former Rep. Risa Hontiveros’s claim that Rosales is “perfect” for the job. “We say to Hontiveros: Rosales is a seriously flawed choice for CHR chief.…
Various progressive groups led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan on Friday staged a torch march in Davao City to demand justice for Gregan Cardeño, a Filipino interpreter who was found dead inside US troops’ barracks in Marawi City. The group also demanded for the immediate pull-out of the US troops in the country.
By MARYA SALAMAT
“For too long, the rights of workers, laborers and employees have been trampled upon because of the economic interests of a few,” said outgoing CHR Chairwoman Leila de Lima, who is transferring to a new position as Justice Secretary in the incoming Aquino administration.
By RONALYN V. OLEA
Ironically, while the CHR is proceeding with its hearings on the human rights violations complaint filed by the Morong 43 – even as the AFP stubbornly refuses to cooperate – the rights of the 43 health workers are violated over and over again.
NEWS RELEASE April 11, 2010 In a press statement issued today during the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) hearing on the case of the Morong 43, the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL) again condemned the further detention of the 43 health workers and their aborted transfer to Camp Crame last Friday. “The…
Media Release April 10, 2010 Free the 43 Health Workers Now! Alliance condemns both the AFP and the PNP for their failure to facilitate the transfer of the 38 out of the Morong 43 despite clear instructions of the court order issued by the Morong Regional Trial Court. According to Dr. Julie Caguiat, one of…
Press Release April 10, 2010 The human rights group Karapatan strongly denounces the scripted show that the military of the 2nd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army and the Philippine National Police have concocted and executed in the supposed “transfer” of the Morong 43 political detainees from Camp Capinpin to the PNP Custodial Center in…