Freedom from torture is a non-derogable right, meaning that states cannot violate this right under any circumstances, even in a state of emergency or martial law. By insisting that Melissa Roxas is a communist guerrilla, the Arroyo regime not only practically admits that it tortured her — it seeks to justify the atrocity, thus violating the very international instruments that it had earlier agreed on.
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Video: Melissa Hearing Turns Into a Witchhunt
When Raymond Manalo suddenly stood up and shouted invectives at former general and now congressman Jovito Palparan during a hearing yesterday at the Commission on Human Rights, he was only venting his frustration that the man he had accused of abducting him and torturing him for 18 long months has not been punished.
In a perfect world, Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan never would have met. The atrocity that befell them, a most horrendous fate, never would have happened. And they never would have stood now as a testament to the rot that is eating away at the core of this country.
Taken: Edita Burgos and the Search for Jonas
The world is worried about the progress of the Philippine government’s compliance on human rights, this, despite President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s offer to raise P25 million as reward for witnesses to testify in order to solve the 1,013 cases of extrajudicial killings under her administration.
Press Statement – May 8, 2009 Palparan in Congress: Spending People’s Money Against the People The recent statement of Gen. Jovito Palparan to revive the Republic Act 1700 or the Anti-Subversion Law in order to stop progressive party-list representatives from using their Priority Development Assistance Funds (PDAF) for the New People’s Army is added proof…
Satur Slams Move to Revive Subversion Law
BY ANNA KRISTINA P. VIRTUSIO Bulatlat The resolution opposing the appointment of retired Gen. Jovito Palparan S. Jr. to any government post is back to square one. The House Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability has referred House Resolution No. 999 back to the House Committee on Rules in the preliminary determination of referrals…
Kin, Friends Mark 2nd Year of Jonas Abduction
Lewd Music Drowns Out Calls for Justice