“Not only does it violate basic civil rights by arbitrarily judging people sans due process, it also poses a real danger to life and limb given the trail of bodies tokhang has left in the drug war.”
“The police and military have mastered the art of preparing false documents to justify the filing of fabricated charges.”
Executive Order no. 70 “gives state enforcement agents exceptional powers at the expense of basic human rights and civil liberties.”
“The use of search warrants have become a trend increasingly used in Negros, which makes offices and individuals vulnerable to the planting of evidence.”
“It is a big step in stride with other parallel measures and contemporaneous efforts that merits the full support of an intergovernmental body that is mandated to ensure the promotion, protection and respect for human rights at the global level.”
Under the Duterte administration, 66 farmers and activists have already been gunned down.
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“It must be the will of God that your schools continue to serve as we see new teachers volunteering.”
With Palparan in jail, has impunity really been arrested? The human rights record of the Aquino government shows it has not.
By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star The AFP-PNP counterinsurgency forces have done it again: they arrested two elderly persons in Mexico, Pampanga whom they mistook for “top leaders” of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army. Arrested last Oct. 1 were Lourdes Quioc, 64, a village “hilot” (midwife), and…
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