Tags: Human Rights

UTRECHT, The Netherlands (30 May 2010) – The International Association of People’s Lawyers (IAPL), a worldwide grouping of public interest and human rights lawyers, challenged the incoming Philippine administration of presumptive president-elect Sen. Benigno Aquino III to immediately and vigorously pursue all legal moves to make accountable outgoing president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her allies for…

Protesters commemorated the massacre of 20 activists and wounding of tens of others in Escalate town during Martial Law. Twenty-one years after the massacre, the military perpetrators in the killing remain unpunished, while the massacre survivors and the families of those killed are yet to be indemnified. BY KARL G. OMBION Bulatlat.com BACOLOD City –…

BY CHARMAINE P. LIRIO Bulatlat Leaders of progressive party-list groups and families of victims of extra-judicial killings filed today a petition for quo warranto before the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET), seeking to disqualify Retired Major Gen. Jovito Palparan from becoming a representative. In an interview with Bulatlat, Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano said Palparan…

BY JUAN ANGELO A. HONGO AND MARIANNE B. MIRAMBEL Bulatlat To mark the second year anniversary of his abduction, family members, friends and supporters of activist Jonas Burgos gathered today in a mass at Camp Agunaldo’s Gate 1. Jonas, son of the late press freedom hero Jose Burgos, a farmer and an advocate of human…

BY RONALYN OLEA Bulatlat Activists and supporters have wielded the cyberspace in their campaign against retired Major Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. As of 10:13 pm on April 26, 2009, more than 1,000 people on the popular social networking site Facebook have joined the cause “Palparan should be in jail, not in Congress nor any other…

The family, clan, colleagues, as well as friends of missing Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) member James Moy Balao held a photo exhibit and information drive on enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings at the public market of La Trinidad, Benguet on April 17, the 213th day of his disappearance. BY ALDWIN QUITASOL Northern Dispatch HUMAN RIGHTS…

Rev. Fr. Dionito M. Cabillas or Fr. Diony to his parishioners and colleagues, received information that he was included in the ‘top ten’ of the military’s order of battle. BY RONALYN V. OLEA HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Bulatlat On March 12, at around 8:25 a.m., Fr. Rex Reyes, Jr., general secretary of the National Council of…

The Commission on Human Rights in the Ilocos Region ordered the Philippine National Police to submit documents and pieces of evidence in their possession on the extra-judicial killing of Jose “Pepe” Manegdeg III. BY ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat SAN ESTEBAN, Ilocos Sur (363 kms. North of Manila)– The…