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By ROD TAJON Northern Dispatch Bulatlat.com STA. LUCIA, Ilocos Sur — Human rights advocates condemned the murder of an Ilocos peasant and the continuing violations of people’s rights as a result of joint military operations in the area by the 50th and 86th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army (IB PA). The fact-finding mission (FFM)…

By Bulatlat An organizer of agricultural workers was killed by suspected elements of the paramilitary group Revolutionary Proletarian Army- Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPA- ABB), August 21. Carlito B. Dacudao, 49, is a member of the National Federation of Sugar Workers (NFSW), an affiliate of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP). Based on accounts of Karapatan-Negros,…

Press Release — 19 May 2009 More than 1000 candles will be lit on 22 May in the German city of Bremen to call attention to political killings in the Philippines. The initiative, dubbed “Sumabay Tayo! Walking together – for justice!“ commemorates the deaths of more than 1000 persons who have been summarily executed since…

BY ANNA KRISTINA P. VIRTUSIO Bulatlat Human rights groups condemned the Arroyo administration for ignoring the latest report of the United Nations special rapporteur Philip Alston on extrajudicial killings in the country. In a press conference in Diliman, Quezon City today, Karapatan stated that by ignoring Alston’s report, the Arroyo government is denying the existence…

BY BULATLAT An alliance of individuals from the church, academe and human rights groups expressed dismay over how the Philippine National Police (PNP) handles the case of Rebelyn Pitao. Rebelyn, 20, was abducted by four armed men at 6:30 p.m. last March 4, 2009 at the crossing of Bago Gallera de Oro Subdivision, Bago Gallera,…

The Commission on Human Rights in the Ilocos Region ordered the Philippine National Police to submit documents and pieces of evidence in their possession on the extra-judicial killing of Jose “Pepe” Manegdeg III. BY ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat SAN ESTEBAN, Ilocos Sur (363 kms. North of Manila)– The…

Human rights group Karapatan raised alarm over the new surge in extrajudicial killings.

Marie Hilao-Enriquez, Karapatan secretary general, noted, “The killings are picking up again at an alarming rate of one victim per week. This is almost the same scenario in 2006, if not worse.”

The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP, Peasant Movement of the Philippines) raised the alarm over the recent surge in extrajudicial killings. It reported that in just four months, seven peasants were killed. BY RONALYN V. OLEA HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Bulatlat A peasant group raised the alarm over the recent surge in extrajudicial killings. The Kilusang…

Let the Stones Cry Out: The Continuing Search for Justice Published by the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) 188 pages Let the Stones Cry Out: The Continuing Search for Justice not only depicts the darkness engulfing the nation but also chronicles the efforts of Christian churches and other human rights advocates in…