State-approved bloodlust has resulted in grief for families of victims and profit for those who engage in bloody business. Out of all of Duterte’s campaign promises, it seems his challenge to “put up more funeral parlors” was the one that became true.
Tags: International Humanitarian Law
Under the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, Caraig’s rights as hors de combat were violated.
“Instead of mourning for our loved ones, we feel spiteful at the police officers who are denying the remains of our loved ones.” By JUSTIN UMALI Bulatlat.com SANTA ROSA, Laguna – Elements of the Philippine National Police have taken the remains of three suspected members of the revolutionary New People’s Army to Camp Vicente Lim,…
“When he was arrested in the hospital as hors de combat (out of action due to injury or damage) he should have been clear from any legal obligation.” By JUSTIN UMALI Bulatlat.com MANILA – The spokesperson for the New People’s Army Melito Glor Command in the Southern Tagalog region was arrested in San Juan, Metro…
Since 2017 peasants and peasant women in Northern Samar have complained of extra-judicial killings, military encampment in public schools and in barangays, forcible mass evacuation affecting 2,423 victims, illegal arrest and detention, series of aerial bombing, psywar and surveillance, destruction of properties, sexual harassment and others.
“We women have proven our worth and power in different levels, by joining forces with the numerous struggling masses.”
From 2004 to 2014 shows that majority of the reported violations were perpetrated by state security forces against civilians.
Leoncio “Kumander Parago” Pitao was being treated for diabetes, hyperthyroidism and hepatitis when soldiers of the 6th Scout Ranger Company, 2nd Scout Ranger Battalion peppered him with bullets on June 28 at around 2:30 p.m. in barangay Panalum, Paquibato district, Davao City.
“If he died in an encounter, they would not hear anything from us. Our family would just claim his body. But when we learned that he was still alive when he was taken by the soldiers and the police and ended up dead while in their custody, we are determined to fight for justice.” ˆGene Campaner, brother of slain NPA guerrilla
“The army’s redeployment of troops is just a change of guards but the orientation of troops does not change.” — Cordillera Human Rights Alliance
By SID NATIVIDAD Bulatlat.com MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) once filed a case against the Abu Sayyaf back in 2007 for the alleged decapitation of slain Marines in Basilan. Five years later, another complaint has been filed not by the AFP but against them, allegedly regarding a similar atrocity, this time…