“The Filipino people must demonstrate on World Environment Day our commitment to protect our natural heritage and ecology by opposing DMCI’s coal-fired power plant in the globally-renowned ecological treasure that is the province of Palawan.”
Twenty-seven years ago, Roberto Pascual Sr., a 34-year-old community organizer, was abducted and disappeared in Navotas.
“I earnestly pray that this decision would lead us to Jonas and to the names of those involved so that justice may (finally) be served…The ultimate measure of success is our recovery of Jonas.” – Edita Burgos, Jonas’s mother
By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com Just last week, JL Burgos posted this on his Facebook account: “Yesterday, Edith Burgos, was followed by ‘unidentified’ men. Despite of my mom’s effort to lose the ‘unidentified’ men (and believe me she’s good at it), they would eventually end up where my mom is. A black van and at…
In the Philippines, there is still no successful prosecution of security forces for killings, ‘disappearances,’ despite Aquino’s campaign and inauguration promises for accountability.
Bill Criminalizing Enforced Disappearances to be Filed, Gov’t Asked to Ratify International Convention
There is no existing law in the Philippines criminalizing enforced disappearances. While Republic Act No. 7438 guarantees the rights of persons arrested, detained or under custodial investigation, it does not punish perpetrators of enforced disappearances. Victims of enforced disappearances are denied the protection of the law. BY EMILY VITAL HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Bulatlat Vol. VII,…