By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
A fact finding mission confirmed suspicions that four-year-old Rodelyn was killed by an explosion caused by an M203 grenade, belying claims of the military that an improvised explosive device from the NPA was the cause.
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — In line with women’s month this March, women human rights defenders and victims of the dictatorship under the late president Ferdinand E. Marcos held a protest action urging senators to pass the Indemnification Bill for Victims of Martial Law. “Many of our sisters and colleagues are in…
By RONALYN V. OLEA
Karapatan has documented 40 victims of extrajudicial killings since Aquino took office at a rate of one victim of extrajudicial killing per week. The group, together with other human rights advocates, will call the attention of the United Nations Human Rights Council on this issue.
Karapatan secretary-general Marie Hilao-Enriquez talks about the human-rights situation in the Philippines and how President Benigno S. Aquino III should deal with it. Enriquez was the first guest in a series of panel discussions, hosted by Kodao Productions’ Raymund Villanueva and Bulatlat.com’s Benjie Oliveros, on the key issues that progressive groups say President Aquino should address. The forum was part of the coverage of Bulatlat.com and Kodao Productions of Aquino’s first State of the Nation Address.
By RONALYN V. OLEA
Karapatan, Kilusang Mayo Uno and Anakbayan point out that Akbayan’s Etta Rosales had, in the past, mouthed the military line that the extrajudicial killings were part of “internal purges” in the CPP-NPA. “Appointing her to the commission is highly unreasonable, if not insane,” the KMU said.
PHOTOS BY AYA SANTOS TEXT BY DEE AYROSO Bulatlat.com They came together with one thing in mind: justice for their kin. The names were written in white letters on 10 pieces of black tarpaulin. Hanging from steel bars, the tarp looked like gravestones in the middle of the plaza in front of the Sta. Cruz…
Akbayan Rep. Loreta Ann Rosales has found herself in a hot seat for pushing a consolidated bill in the House that, according to the leading human rights alliance Selda, will end all expectations by human rights victims of justice and indemnification. BY AUBREY SC MAKILAN Bulatlat.com The Society of Ex-Detainees Against Detention and for Amnesty…