“Truth and justice prevailed today against liars and butcher such as former National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon and National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict.”
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A local court in Quezon City is set to decide on the perjury case filed against 10 human rights defenders on Monday, Jan. 9.
Minerva Lopez of the NUPL, who is also among the lawyers of Bulatlat, said that despite the denial of the TRO, “the merits of the case are yet to be decided upon by the court.”
Bulatlat has condemned this move as prior restraint against protected speech, adding that this is based on hearsay of National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr.
“We are saddened that the government’s mandate to recognize and uphold the right of the Lumad to education and self-determination is superseded by a militaristic approach that further marginalizes the Lumad.”
“What did the President decide to give these rights abusers? Not punishment, but more power to abuse.”
The farcical nature of the electoral process in this country has been laid bare, much worse than even our most dire predictions. BY CAROL PAGADUAN-ARAULLO STREETWISE / BUSINESS WORLD* POSTED BY BULATLAT Vol. VII, No. 15 May 20-26, 2007 After the May 14 elections, are we any closer to the democratic society that our grade-school…
The Armed Forces of the Philippines claimed to have dug up another mass grave of victims of the Communist Party of the Philippines anti-infiltration campaign in Leyte province. But Bayan Muna party-list Satur Ocampo and Committee DEFEND said the AFP had in the past “faked” other mass graves, and is doing it now to conceal…