“The terror law is added ammunition to the existing arsenal of repressive laws against the Indigenous and Moro people. This is a mockery to the exercise of our fundamental rights”
Attainment of peace depends on an ‘acceptable ’Bangsamoro Basic Law – MILF official
“The MILF is bound by processes and documents, if we are to be held accountable, we would do that, instead of covering up, or absolving them.”
Interfaith group hits Cayetano’s ‘ignorance of Moro history’
“Instead of querying in order to sift the truth out of this whole mess of an operation, Senator Alan Cayetano only stated his own conclusions in the matter, biases and chauvinism in tow.”
After 11 Ramadan behind prison bars, Basilan 73 cry for justice
By LYN V. RAMO
“Justice has been too slow and elusive to the Moro victims of Arroyo’s fascist reign. Many of the victims who belong to the poorest sectors of Moro society have been languishing in jail for 10 years now.” – Moro Christian Peoples’ Alliance
Tortured into admitting they’re Abu Sayyaf, Moro detainees yearn for freedom
By RONALYN V. OLEA
They were arrested without a warrant and tortured to admit to being members of the Abu Sayyaf. And they have been suffering in jail for years while the wheels of justice move slowly.
Displaced by War and Vilified as Terrorists, Moros Keep Alive Struggle for Self-Determination
By RONALYN V. OLEA
Advocates of the Moro people’s struggle for self-determination say the Aquino administration must first render justice to the victims of human-rights violations during the Arroyo regime before it can talk peace.
Filipino Church Leaders Bring Issue of Slays before Int’l Bodies
Two of the nine-member Philippine delegation of human rights defenders named the “Ecumenical Voice for Peace and Human Rights in the Philippines” shared the outcome of their lobbying efforts before various international organizations and entities in a press conference last week in Quezon City. BY EMILY VITAL Bulatlat Two of the nine-member Philippine delegation of…