Tags: Human Security Act of 2007

By WENDY ATUBAN Human Rights Watch Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat MANKAYAN, Benguet – Residents of Barangay (village) Bulalacao here reiterated their call for the immediate pullout of the army battalion reportedly overstaying in their village. Upon the invitation of the municipal and barangay officials and local elders, representatives from the Commission on Human Rights…

In late 2005 up to 2006 the Arroyo government tried to curtail the freedom of speech and assembly through the Calibrated Preemptive Response, silence the media through the issuance of guidelines by the PNP, and twist and bend its laws and legal procedures to run after its critics especially from the legal Left. It also…

As the national canvassing of votes for the recently-concluded senatorial and local elections continues to go full-swing, all eyes are on the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) – as massive fraud is alleged to have taken place in two of the region’s provinces while failure of elections has been declared in another. BY ALEXANDER…

The senators who voted for the anti-terrorism bill have nothing to say against the constitutional anomaly that while the measure gives the chief executive and the military vast authoritarian powers it is silent on Congress’ lack of power as a “check and balance mechanism” to executive abuse. BY BOBBY TUAZON Bulatlat Members of Congress, pro-administration…