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As human rights advocates here commemorated the second death anniversary of Romy Sanchez, they also condemned the passage amid wide opposition of the Human Security Act of 2007 also known as the Anti-Terrorism Law. Sanchez is the first activist killed in Northern Luzon under the Arroyo administration. BY KIM QUITASOL Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat…

Between January 2001 to September this year, records from the human rights alliance Karapatan-Southern Tagalog showed 142 extra-judicial killings in the region. Cases of human rights violations have reached 2,280 affecting 9,222 individuals or 13,102 families. By Dennis Espada Bulatlat.com CALAMBA CITY, Laguna – Relatives of slain political activists believe the Melo Commission created by…

From Europe to the Philippines, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo received relentless criticisms for the unabated extrajudicial killings under her regime. BY EMILY VITAL Bulatlat.com From Europe to the Philippines, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo received relentless criticisms for the unabated extrajudicial killings under her regime. Disgraced During her recent trip to Europe, leaders of various countries expressed concern over the…

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in Negros has described the arrest by government soldiers of a group of 11 theater members as “illegal.” It will investigate the case. By Karl G. Ombion Bulatlat.com BACOLOD City – In these days of politically-motivated abductions and killings, the military arm doesn’t even spare cultural artists. Last Sept.…