“This is most definitely a global issue…We must not allow the call for human rights to be hijacked. Accountability must be part of the justice and democratic system.”
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Special Coverage: No good governance without human rights
Human rights is nowhere to be found from among the Aquino administration’s priorities. And this has perpetuated, nay worsened, impunity as the Aquino administration has itself committed human rights violations in the course of its own counter-insurgency program Oplan Bayanihan and in pushing the neoliberal agenda in the service of corporate interests.
Slain Cordi Activists’ Widows to GMA: Give Justice to Our Husbands
Two widows of Cordillera activists who fell victim to extra-judicial killings are losing hope that the present administration – led by a mother like them – would resolve their husbands’ killings, which took place more than three years ago. As March is Women’s Month, these widows have presently intensified their demand for justice for their…
Reign of Impunity
By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Posted by Bulatlat The vital flaw which undermines the utility of much of the (Philippine) judicial system is the problem of virtual impunity that prevails. This, in turn, is built upon the rampant problem of witness vulnerability. The present message is that if you want to preserve your life expectancy, don’t act…