“The madness must stop.
“Paramilitaries in Mindanao have been terrorizing tribal people, while the military, at best, does nothing.”
“The government needs to make clear that the military, paramilitaries, and the companies that underwrite the projects linked to these human rights violations will no longer enjoy impunity.”
As of May, there were more than 260,000 IDPs in the Philippines, the result of conflict and natural disasters. Too often the government talks the talk while neglecting them – or worse.
“In allowing the US military to interfere in Philippine internal affairs, the Aquino regime is paving the way for US interventionism on a larger scale in the future.”
“The Philippines is in ‘a death squad denial.’ – Human Rights Watch