“State terrorism and repression has taken away our family members, who were labeled ‘enemies of the state.’”
From Marcos to Duterte | Families of victims of rights abuses unite in renewed call for justice
Victims of drug-related killings and other human rights violations came together in a tearful gathering.
EU supports project to strengthen work of human rights defenders
“The defense of human rights is a task of every person.”
Justice remains elusive for slain journalist, environmentalist Gerry Ortega
By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – One year after the killing of broadcaster and environmentalist Dr. Gerry Ortega, his family and colleagues reiterated their call for justice. Ortega was killed on January 24 last year in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. Four alleged gunmen and their accomplices have been charged for the murder but the suspected…
3 victims add to list of political killings
By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – A few days before President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his State of the Nation Address (Sona), three more victims add to the growing list of political killings. Roque Laputan, 59, a member of Anakpawis partylist, Davao del Sur, was murdered by unidentified men, July 10. Laputan, was…
Campaign to surface missing activist goes on after his 1,000th day of disappearance
By ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY – “Mr. President, James (Balao) is my uncle and I miss him so much. Please help!” The above words were written by Sarah Balao-Strugar on a postcard, which was among the thousand postcards, mailed to President Benigno S. Aquino III. His uncle, James M.…
Arroyo, Former Top Defense, Military Officials Sued For Damages By Morong 43
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“We have decided to file for moral and exemplary damages against former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her security officials for violation of our rights. This is but a small step to end impunity in our country. Yet, this a step forward in our long march for justice,” Gary Liberal, spokesman of the Morong 43, said.
Hustisya Solidarity Message to People of Egypt (PR)
PRESS RELEASE February 1, 2011 LONG LIVE THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT’S CLAMOR FOR JUSTICE AND DEMOCRACY! END THE US-BACKED MUBARAK REGIME! HUSTISYA (Unity for Justice), expresses warm and fervent support to the people of Egypt who have sustained their street demonstrations for more than a week now in calling for the ouster of the three-decade…
Audio: ‘Beyond Morong 43, Aquino Needs to Prove Commitment to Human Rights’
‘Aquino Needs to Commit to Human Rights’
Hustisya! Express Solidarity with Families of Ampatuan Massacre Victims, Urge Aquino to Dismantle Paramilitary Groups (PR)
News Release November 23, 2010 GENERAL SANTOS CITY– Families of victims of extrajudicial killings and other human rights violations under the banner of Hustisya! (Unity for Justice) expressed solidarity to the families of the Ampatuan massacre victims as they join the different activities today one year after the gruesome massacre of 57 individuals. Hustisya! national…
They Grieved Then Took on the Struggle for Justice
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“Who would continue their tasks? The dead could no longer speak. It is us, the ones they left behind, who must carry on what they had started,” said Evangeline Hernandez, mother of slain human rights defender Benjaline “Beng” Hernandez and chairwoman of Hustisya!