By JONELLE MARIN Bulatlat.com What appears to be President Benigno Aquino III’s efforts, or lack thereof, in ending poverty in the Philippines have been looming as the people’s primary burden making them poorer. “Look at the results of the recent Social Weather Station survey,” said Leo XL Fuentes, spokesperson of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan – Southern…
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“Injustice takes place in this country on a daily basis. We suffer the loss of our loved ones who were brutally killed for defending the environment and for standing up against corruption or human rights violations; but worse, we do not have a government that supports us in our quest for justice against the perpetrators.”
Urban Poor Leader Protesting Demolitions in Navotas City Killed, Another Victim of Extrajudicial Killings Under Aquino
By RONALYN OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – A leader of an urban poor group was shot dead by a lone gunman in San Roque village, Kadiwa, Navotas City, March 16. Based on the initial accounts from the urban poor group Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap-Navotas (Kadamay-Navotas), Antonio ‘Nono’ Homo, 47, was staying at the house of neighbor…
By RONALYN OLEA
The families of the victims and their supporters have expressed fear of a possible whitewash with the report of the Department of Justice and National Bureau of Investigation clearing the military of any responsibility.
By LYN V. RAMO
Why, they asked, are they being made to suffer human rights violations, when they have only been working for the indigenous farmers, laborers, small-scale miners and urban poor and, in the process, traveling long hours to reach far-flung villages, some of which could only be reached on foot?
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
The children of political activists and human rights workers who fallen victim to extrajudicial killings are orphaned, their young lives marred and damaged by the experience of losing their parents to state violence. As for the child victims of extrajudicial killings themselves, their brutal killing at the hands of the military prove the extent of the AFP’s impunity—not even the most innocent are spared.
By MARYA SALAMAT
The Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) had documented six cases of frustrated killings, four victims of torture, two illegal arrest and detention, two victims of rape and 136 children affected by forcible evacuation during Aquino’s first five months in office. In all these cases witnesses tagged state military forces as the perpetrators.
Press Statement 6 December 2010 President Aquino, who was elected for his “matuwid na landas” campaign slogan, has the moral obligation to correct the wrongs and injustices committed by the past two administrations of Estrada and Arroyo against the Moro people. Today, there are still more than 100,000 Moro evacuees in various evacuation centers in…
WCC Alarmed by Rights Violations
NDFP-Mindanao Joins the People in Continuing to Call for Justice for All the Victims Of Maguindanao Massacre and Extra Judicial Killings (PR)
Press Statement 23 November 2010 After a year, the NDFP – Mindanao joins the people in continuing to call for: JUSTICE FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE! JUSTICE FOR ALL VICTIMS OF EXTRA JUDICIAL KILLINGS! The National Democratic Front of the Philippines in Mindanao (NDFP-Mindanao) joins with the families of the victims of the…
SC Decision on HSA, President Noynoy’s Coma-like Stance on Killings will Heighten Rights Violations, Impunity (PR)
NEWS RELEASE 11 October 2010 GABRIELA Women’s Partylist Representative Luz Ilagan today deplored the Supreme Court decision dismissing the petition to declare the Human Security Act as unconstitutional. “The Supreme Court decision could open a period of unprecedented terror under President Noynoy Aquino’s administration, no different from the Martial Law era that incarcerated and repressed…