Tags: Marcos dictatorship

North says ‘No to Bongbong’

As Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. brings his vice-presidential campaign to Baguio City, the Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses to Malacañang (Carmma) reminded the people of the North to never forget martial law, and to say No to Bongbong Marcos. Political prisoners during martial law and members of progressive people’s organisations hang streamers on…

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com The Aquino government, and the media have been declaring that it is committed to peace, especially after 19 soldiers were killed in a firefight in Albarka, October 18, and another seven more soldiers and policemen two days after in Zamboanga, Sibugay. Despite the calls from the hawks in government – remnants…

By RONALYN V. OLEA
Survivors of martial law call on President Benigno S. Aquino III to certify as urgent the compensation bill for victims of human-rights violations during the Marcos dictatorship. To this day, not a single centavo has been given as reparation to the victims or their families.

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis Bulatlat MANILA — The United Nations (UN), including its committees and commissions, is not known for straightforward and precise assessments and statements. Its reports and statements are usually couched in diplomatic language. This is understandable because the UN is comprised of governments, thus they would not want to offend each other…

An increase in U.S. military assistance results in a corresponding increase in the number of human rights violations. During the Marcos dictatorship, the unprecedented amount of military assistance given to the government went to the persecution of people and mounting human rights violations. This is what is happening also under Arroyo. BY DR. RAINER WERNING…