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As the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) noted a decline in the incidence of extrajudicial killings in the country, another face of the government’s counter-insurgency program Oplan Bantay Laya II emerges. In Guihulngan, Negros Oriental, terror has gripped the hearts and minds of the people. BY RONALYN V. OLEA HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Bulatlat.com Volume VIII,…

BY Bulatlat.com September 1, 2008 – 3:16 p.m. While the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) welcomed the Commission on Human Rights’ (CHR) resolution on the Manila Peninsula standoff, the group also found the said resolution wanting. In its resolution, the CHR found violations in the “arrest, detention and processing” of journalists who…

In a bid to widen its chances of getting its much-needed funds, OceanaGold is taking time to do some image-boosting while its construction work in Didipio, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya remains suspended. BY ABE ALMIROL Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 25, July 27-August 2, 2008 BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya (268 kms. north of Manila)…

The U.S. government has been criticized for its inconsistent human rights policy and for using it as part of its proverbial “carrots and stick” strategy chiefly to gain concessions from governments. It supports tyrannical governments and deals with states that have gained notoriety for committing atrocities against their own nationals. By the Policy Study, Publication…

Mass organizations have become victims of political repression because they are the most outspoken and consistent in exposing human rights violations and defending people’s rights. The killings can no longer be viewed as isolated, however. These could be part of a planned and systematic campaign of terror against members and leaders of mass organizations in…