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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…

In a theatrical posture, Kahon tackles the torturous and complex issue of enforced disappearances, where artworks are fraught in individual loss, grief and tragedy. According to the organizers, “The show is never intended to wallow in agony, but is an exhibit of creative rumination replete with outrage, courage and resolute call for redress, critically bent…

BY JEFF OCAMPO Bulatlat.com August 30, 2008 – 11:27 p.m. Families of victims of enforced disappearances, along with their supporters, party-list groups and people’s organizations gathered today, August 30, to mark the International Day of the Disappeared and held a program at Plaza Miranda in Quiapo around 3 p.m. to call for justice for the…

BY EMILY VITAL May 19, 2008 -1:40 p.m. Randy Malayao, a consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines and former vice president for Visayas of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) was abducted May 15 and remains missing as of press time. Based on the account of Desaparecidos, Malayao was abducted…

Their loved ones may be missing, but the families of the disappeared have come forward to stand together and protest the continued enforced disappearances under the Arroyo administration. BY BULATLAT Vol. VII, No. 15 May 20-26, 2007 It was an exhibit of personal items owned by people of varied personalities. There was an LP record…

By Pamilya ng Desaparecidos para sa Katarungan (DESAPARECIDOS) Posted by Bulatlat The group of families of desaparecidos today called on the Armed Forces of the Philippines to surface the victims of enforced disappearances, instead of fabricating stories of “mass graves” to harass genuine human rights defenders. “From the Marcos Dictatorship, through the past regimes, it…