“We are ready to submit reports. We have all the fact sheets that you can think of, affidavits, and fact-finding reports. But it is best if they can speak to the victims and their relatives of rights abuses themselves.”
Tags: extrajudicial killings in the Philippines
By DEE AYROSO
During the 41st session of the UN HRC in Geneva, Switzerland, 18 countries voted in favor of the resolution while 14 voted against. Fifteen member-states abstained from voting.
The Communist Party of the Philippines-Central Luzon said the Philippine Army is the only one with the motive to kill Catholic priest Marcelito “Tito” Paez.
“This is by far the worst attack against the indigenous peoples.”
Catholic priest Marcelito “Tito” Paez, 72, a true servant of God and the people, died in a gun attack on Dec. 4.
MANILA — Kin of victims of extrajudicial killings — both political and drug war-related — gathered at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani on Dec. 1 to protest what they called President Duterte’s tyranny. As the International Human Rights Day draws nearer, progressives note a series of attacks against activists, human rights workers and advocates. The…
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“The rate at which human rights defenders are being killed in the Philippines is shocking.” – CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
By INA ALLECO SILVERIO
“The military forces in the area should be immediately investigated as there are several complaints and records of their involvement in human rights violations against anti-mining activists like Geertman.” – Kalikasan-PNE
By RONALYN V. OLEA
Glendyhl Malabanan, Karapatan-ST secretary general, said farmer Guillermo Castillo is the 65th victim of extrajudicial killings under the Aquino administration.
By ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat.com STA. LUCIA, Ilocos Sur – One farmer here pleads for President Benigno Simeon Aquino III to render justice on the death of his son in the hands of alleged state agents a year ago. Rizalino Valdez said that it would be one year on October 7…