Tags: enforced disappearances

A Regional Trial Court in Benguet found substantial evidence to link Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and state security forces to the abduction of missing activist James Balao. BY BULATLAT HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Bulatlat LA TRINIDAD, Benguet (263 kms. North of Manila)– A Regional Trial Court in Benguet found substantial evidence to link Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and…

BY BULATLAT Exactly two months since James Balao disappeared, his family called on the members of the House of Representatives to conduct investigation and help them in their continuing search. Balao, founding member of the Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA), was abducted on Sept. 17, around 8 a.m. in Lower Tomay, La Trinidad Benguet by suspected…

Even as they were accompanied by representatives from the Commission of Human Rights (CHR), members of the Balao family and officers of the of Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) were denied entry to military camps in Manila last Oct. 27. BY CYE REYES Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH LA TRINIDAD, Benguet (247 kms.…

BY CYE REYES Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY—The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) received information from a ‘reliable and credible’ source saying that missing activist James Balao is alive and is being detained by state security forces. According to Beverly Longid, CPA chairperson, the information they received Thursday came from an informant who is among the ranks…

BY RONALYN OLEA Bulatlat Human rights group Karapatan deemed lame the Court of Appeals (CA) decision on the writ of amparo for two missing students Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan and their companion Manuel Merino. In a decision Sept. 17, the 11th Division of the CA ordered respondents to immediately release or cause the release…

Luing’s life has been an extraordinary one, an exemplar of dedication to the highest ideals of a people struggling for genuine independence and a more humane social order. Luing speaks for herself here in a way that is at once starkly simple and powerfully eloquent. : Here is someone—a woman, and to me this is…

BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 10, April 13-19, 2008 Representatives of 17 countries – including four of the country’s main aid donors – raised questions on the Philippine government’s human rights record in Geneva, Switzerland on April 11 as Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita, who also chairs the Presidential Human…

The implementation of the writ of amparo which takes effect Oct 24 gives hope to families of about 200 victims of enforced disappearances. A test case is that of activist-agriculturist Jonas Burgos who was abducted allegedly by state agents on April 28. By Dabet Castañeda HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 35, October 7-13,…