Tags: human rights violations

When Mayor Rodrigo Duterte announced he was keeping his hands off Paquibato, he admitted the move was tantamount to a breakdown of civilian authority in the area. BY GERMELINA LACORTE Davao Today HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Posted by Bulatlat DAVAO CITY — When Mayor Rodrigo Duterte announced he was keeping his hands off Paquibato, he admitted…

Victims of human rights abuses decried Malacanang’s pronouncement that it is considering appointing retired Army General Jovito Palparan Jr. to sit in the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB). BY BULATLAT HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Bulatlat Victims of human rights abuses decried Malacanang’s pronouncement that it is considering appointing retired Army General Jovito Palparan Jr. to sit in…

Relatives of victims of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances deplore the fact that up to now justice still remains elusive and impunity still prevails even as the Supreme Court promulgated new remedies such as the writ of amparo. Worse, the Court of Appeals has dismissed the cases that they filed thereby providing the conditions for…

BY ATTY. CARLOS ISAGANI ZARATE Secretary General Union of People’s Lawyers in Mindanao DEM0OCRATIC SPACE Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 11, April 20-26, 2008 Self-serving and illusory is how we see the government’s report to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). It suppresses the real picture of the culture of impunity happening in…

The bishops want peace, but the military seems to want something else. By GERRY ALBERT CORPUZ Posted by Bulatlat ANALYSIS Vol. VIII, No. 2, February 10-16, 2008 The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) last week called on the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) to resume peace talks. It…

BY BENJIE OLIVEROS (Bulatlat.com) The government cannot merely ignore the results of opinion surveys and issues raised against Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and simply claim that criticisms against her are false and the handiwork of the opposition. This seems to be a bad week for Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo who celebrated her 59th birthday April 5 as criticisms against…