Tags: international human rights day

Aquino ‘guilty’ of gross rights violations

“Today, we declare the verdict on the US-Aquino regime’s crimes against the Filipino people, its violations of human rights and international humanitarian law. For these crimes, we say, the US-Aquino regime is guilty.” — Cristina Palabay, secretary general of Karapatan

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO and ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
Two years have passed and yet President Aquino’s promise of rendering justice is far from being a reality. Worse, impunity still reigns as rights violations pile up as the government orders the massive deployment of troops not only to run after the NPA but also to protect the operations and profits of big foreign and local corporations.

On Human Rights Day, rights groups slam Aquino government for violations

Farmers march against militarization, terror in their communities

Typhoon Pablo and large-scale mining wreak havoc in Mindanao – progressive group

Passing of law protecting rights defenders urged

“Before, we could work in our farms without fear. Life is difficult but we could still eat at least three times a day. We peacefully sleep at night. My children could still go to school. But everything changed when the soldiers arrived.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – They traveled 176 kilometers from…

“There is compelling evidence that human rights defenders, in particular those advocating for land and environmental rights, are under serious threat, are constantly vilified, intimidated and ‘terrorized.’” – Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – Makabayan senatorial bet and current Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño called…

“We condemn the continuing extrajudicial killings and the plunder of our resources that take away our rights, land and lives. We denounce the US-inspired and directed counterinsurgency blueprint Oplan Bayanihan.” – Karapatan By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – “We have likewise set on fire whatever is left of the chances for positive change…