Human-rights activists in Baguio City hold a demonstration on Saturday to mark today’s observance of the International Day of the Disappeared. (Photos courtesy of Cordillera Human Rights Alliance)
Video: Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño — Desaparecidos
Sherlyn and Karen — Desaparecidos
‘Dukot’: Courageous Movie Tackles Worsening Rights Abuses in Philippines
Dukot‘s fearlessness emanates from its depiction of the truth about the worsening human-rights situation in the Philippines today. As Bonifacio Ilagan, the scriptwriter, put it: “It minces no words in pointing out the real perpetrators” of enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings.
An Appraisal: Cory Aquino and Human Rights
While Cory Aquino restored democratic institutions and became a symbol of integrity in governance, her regime remained beholden, if not hostaged, by the military and Washington. This resulted in massive human-rights abuses that were even worse in terms of number of victims than those committed so far under the Arroyo regime.
Political Prisoner Remains in Jail Despite Court’s Dismissal of Cases
“How can we claim to be under a democracy when a political prisoner continues to languish in jail even as all the trumped-up charges filed against her have already been dismissed?”
Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan: Fates Intertwined by a Desire to Serve the Masses
In a perfect world, Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan never would have met. The atrocity that befell them, a most horrendous fate, never would have happened. And they never would have stood now as a testament to the rot that is eating away at the core of this country.
Video: ‘Torture Part of Arroyo Regime’s Official Policy’
‘Torture Part of Arroyo Regime’s Official Policy’
Prudencio Calubid: The Best Father a Child Could Have
He explained to me that there are social relations that created class divisions in our society. That there are social ills that should be cured, so as to solve the pervading problems of class oppression and exploitation that created the phenomena of abject poverty of majority of the Filipino people. By NUKI CALUBID MANILA —…
Melissa Roxas Moved to Philippines to Pursue Human-Rights Advocacy
MANILA — In 2007, Melissa Roxas moved to the Philippines to pursue what a colleague of hers described as “human-rights advocacy full-time.” Prior to Roxas’s move, she had been active as a founding member of the cultural organization Habi-Arts in Los Angeles. She was also a founding representative in Southern California for Bayan-USA. Two years…
Filipino-American Activist Freed, Two Companions Remain Missing
Update: Melissa Roxas Moved to Philippines to Pursue Human-Rights Advocacy
Melissa Roxas, from Los Angeles, California, has been reunited with her family. The fate of her two companions — Juanito Carabeo and John Edward Handoc – is unknown.
Video: Taken — A Mother’s Journey in Search of the Truth About Her Missing Son
Taken: Edita Burgos and the Search for Jonas