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By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld James Cameron’s 2009 box-office hit film Avatar, about an alien world where primitive but highly evolved inhabitants defend their habitat, moved audiences across the globe, including the Filipino urbanite audience. We were enthralled by the lush and luminescent world of beings who end up waging a kind of asymmetrical…

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star We’ve entered the first of the “ber” months. For the many who are holiday-obsessed this may evoke merry thoughts of bells tinkling, of gift-shopping, of Christmas approaching. It’s a different picture, unfortunately, for human rights defenders, progressive organizations, journalists, and indigenous peoples particularly in…

BY ANNA KRISTINA P. VIRTUSIO Bulatlat The resolution opposing the appointment of retired Gen. Jovito Palparan S. Jr. to any government post is back to square one. The House Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability has referred House Resolution No. 999 back to the House Committee on Rules in the preliminary determination of referrals…

“What business does a notorious human rights violator, the chief butcher of Arroyo, have speaking on human rights and to the UNHRC no less?” said Fidel Agcaoili, head of the Human Rights Monitoring Committee of the NDFP, in reaction to the appointment of Eduardo Ermita as head of the government delegation to the United Human…

On the second day of the five-day search for two missing youths Romulo Robiños and Ryan Supan in military camps, soldiers denied the families and rights groups entry to what the military calls a “sacred place,” a forested area beside the office of the Commanding General in Fort Magsaysay, headquarters of the 7th Infantry Division…

An increase in U.S. military assistance results in a corresponding increase in the number of human rights violations. During the Marcos dictatorship, the unprecedented amount of military assistance given to the government went to the persecution of people and mounting human rights violations. This is what is happening also under Arroyo. BY DR. RAINER WERNING…