Tags: human rights in the Philippines

BY BULATLAT An environmental group denounced the attacks against four anti-mining advocates, including a Benedictine nun, in Davao Oriental. Four members of Panalipdan- Davao Oriental were allegedly subjected to illegal search, illegal detention, harassment, intimidation and grave threats by elements of the 67th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army (IBPA). Sister Stella Matutina, OSB; Wenceslao…

BY BULATLAT Authorities arrested a labor leader around 2 a.m today at the Westdrive Subdivision, Barangay Labas, Santa Rosa City, Laguna. According to the Organized Labor Association in Line Industries and Agriculture (OLALIA-Kilusang Mayo Uno), labor organizer Leonardo Arceta, 51, was taken to the Santa Rosa Police Station and then transferred to Camp Vicente Lim…

BY BULATLAT Leaders of two progressive organizations went to Geneva, Switzerland to raise ‘Philippine government’s violations to human rights and economic, social and cultural rights’ before the United Nations (UN) Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR). The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) is the body of independent experts that monitors…