By DEE AYROSO
Tags: International Day of the Disappeared
Two Lumad, a Moro child and a peasant woman went missing in the past year.
“We are here because we will not let them be forgotten…These are their faces, these are their names.”
Fresh wounds: A story of 24 years of searching
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“Nothing has changed. In two years of the Aquino administration, there are already 11 victims of enforced disappearances.”
By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Marking the International Day of the Disappeared, more than a hundred relatives and colleagues of missing activists gathered today in front of a mall in Quezon City where Jonas Burgos was taken. Protesters put up a signage that read: “Mag-ingat sa mandurukot. Dito dinukot ng mga militar si…
Kin Remember Disappeared Loved Ones, Slam OBL Extension
By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — Sydney Ramos went all the way to Manila from San Rafael, Tarlac to join other relatives of victims of enforced disappearances. Ronaldo Intal, the father of her three-year old son, was forcibly abducted on April 3, 2006 and has been missing since. Based on accounts of witnesses, Ronaldo…
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL and
RONALYN V. OLEA
On the occasion of the International Day of the Disappeared, relatives of victims of enforced disappearances marched to Mendiola bridge to demand that their loved ones be surfaced and the perpetrators, including former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo be punished.
Bill Criminalizing Enforced Disappearances to be Filed, Gov’t Asked to Ratify International Convention
There is no existing law in the Philippines criminalizing enforced disappearances. While Republic Act No. 7438 guarantees the rights of persons arrested, detained or under custodial investigation, it does not punish perpetrators of enforced disappearances. Victims of enforced disappearances are denied the protection of the law. BY EMILY VITAL HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Bulatlat Vol. VII,…
A fisherfolk couple from Hagonoy, Bulacan was abducted on August 30, the same day that cause-oriented groups commemorated the United Nations (UN)-declared International Day of the Disappeared. That the wife was released a day after is not a consolation in any way, as her husband remains missing. By JHONG DELA CRUZ Bulatlat.com A fisherfolk couple…