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By RAYMUND VILLANUEVA
“We started this as a political issue, wanting to prove that there were thousands of victims during Martial Law. Now, they are turning the compensation issue into an economic one, and the lawyers have full control.” – Judy Taguiwalo, UP professor and martial law victim.
On the eve of the 27th anniversary of the assassination of Senator Ninoy Aquino last August 20, families and relatives of human-rights violations led by Families of the Disappeared for Justice (Desaparecidos) and Victims of Arroyo United for Justice (Hustisya!), tied a long yellow cloth around the Boy Scout Monument in Quezon City to signify their continuing search and fight for justice.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR July 25, 2010 It is a travesty of history when one distorts and denies it. It is doubly insulting when the real and historical role of the people and martyrs are diluted and denied to suit one’s self-interest for an appointment for a government position. The Samahan ng mga Ex-Detainees Laban…
International Groups Ask Aquino to Institute Transparent, Participatory Process for Selecting CHR Chair
By RONALYN V. OLEA
International groups are urging President Benigno Aquino III to comply with the Paris Principles in appointing the next chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights.
Press Release July 13, 2010 Akbayan Rep. Etta Rosales is a “seriously flawed choice” for the Commission on Human Rights chief post, labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno said today, rebutting former Rep. Risa Hontiveros’s claim that Rosales is “perfect” for the job. “We say to Hontiveros: Rosales is a seriously flawed choice for CHR chief.…
Groups Slam Possible CHR Appointment of ‘McCarthyist’ Etta Rosales, Who Echoed AFP’s Line on Killings
By RONALYN V. OLEA
Karapatan, Kilusang Mayo Uno and Anakbayan point out that Akbayan’s Etta Rosales had, in the past, mouthed the military line that the extrajudicial killings were part of “internal purges” in the CPP-NPA. “Appointing her to the commission is highly unreasonable, if not insane,” the KMU said.