“We are here because we will not let them be forgotten…These are their faces, these are their names.”
Tags: enforced disappearance
“We demand from the BS Aquino government to immediately surface John Calaba.”
Ten years ago today, veteran protest leader Danilo Macapagal, who survived the cruel martial law years, disappeared under the regime of his own cousin, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
“I am in tears. I hope that justice would be served and that they would now surface Karen and Sherlyn.” Connie Empeño, mother of disappeared UP student Karen
“Why do such human rights violations persist with impunity even under the Aquino administration?” – Fr. Rex Reyes, general secretary of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP)
The military repeatedly refused to turn over to the courts documents that could have determined what happened to Jonas.
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis In a landmark decision, the Court of Appeals ruled that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) should be held accountable for the enforced disappearance of activist Jonas Burgos. The decision of the Appeals court on the writ of habeas corpus and the writ of amparo petitions filed by the Burgos…
Justice department holds preliminary hearing on criminal cases filed by Burgos family against military
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
“I want to believe that there is hope.” – Mrs. Edita Burgos, mother of missing activist Jonas
By RONALYN V. OLEA
Eight combat battalions of the Philippine Army, the Philippine National Police and Citizens Armed Force Geographical Unit (Cafgu) are concentrated in the first and second districts of Quezon, harassing civilians, and wreaking havoc on the lives of the rural folk.
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO and RONALYN V. OLEA
“The Arroyos will not run out of cards to play as long as they have the numbers in the Supreme Court. So what really matters now, apart from sound legal tactics, is the political decisiveness of the Aquino administration.”
A couple abducted by soldiers and alleged as communist leaders in Leyte province have been transferred to the Leyte Provincial Jail after being surfaced around 3 p.m., March 24 in the PNP’s Camp Vicente Lim in Calamba City, Laguna. BY DABET CASTAÑEDA HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 8, March 16-29, 2008 After four…