Today is the eight year of the disappearance of NDFP peace consultant Leo Velasco.
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Desaparecidos, or the missing, are made to appear again in painted portraits.
So meeting Samuel felt like meeting a brother whom I shared a similar childhood, having activist parents; and a shared pain of losing them. But more than that, it felt like meeting a comrade from the different side of the world, which I shared the same struggle with –the struggle for justice.
By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – “James Balao is already dead.” This was the message received by Winston, James’s brother, on August 19, at around 8:20 a.m. from mobile number +639993031078. James has been missing since September 17, 2008 when alleged state security forces forcibly took him along a busy street in La Trinidad,…
Families of the “desap” mount a photo exhibit, light candles for their missing loved ones
(Photos by Anne Marxze D. Umil)
In these times of inhumanity, the thin line between being a journalist and an activist is blurred even more. I know in my heart that I owe no one an apology.
Search for Missing Dad, Other Disappeared
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
The International Day of the Disappeared on Aug. 30 was marked in the Philippines with a ringing of the bells to honor those taken by the regime — a warning to the government that the families left behind by these desaparecidos “are watching” to make sure that, soon, “we will get the justice we deserve.” View slideshow
“How can we claim to be under a democracy when a political prisoner continues to languish in jail even as all the trumped-up charges filed against her have already been dismissed?”
Human rights advocates staged a protest in front of the Department of Justice (DOJ) against the continuing detention of Elizabeth Principle, a consultant of the National Democratic Front (NDF) for the peace negotiations with the government. Members of the Society of Ex-Detainees for Liberation, against Detention and for Amnesty and Health Action for Human Rights…