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An organization of lawyers has called on President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to immediately terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and “save the Philippines from humiliation and injustice.” BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat An organization of lawyers has called on President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to immediately terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and “save the Philippines from humiliation…

A Regional Trial Court in Benguet found substantial evidence to link Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and state security forces to the abduction of missing activist James Balao. BY BULATLAT HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Bulatlat LA TRINIDAD, Benguet (263 kms. North of Manila)– A Regional Trial Court in Benguet found substantial evidence to link Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and…

An independent international mission comprised of lawyers and judges said that while the Philippine government claims to have taken firm measures to address the problem of extrajudicial killings, including the establishment of various Task Forces, there have been no visible results.

Frustrated with the lack of government measures to address the problem of killings and other rights abuses, lawyers’ groups resolved to seek the help of the United Nations to curb the continuing attacks against Filipino lawyers and judges. BY RONALYN V. OLEA HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Bulatlat Frustrated with the lack of government measures to address…

BY BULATLAT Delegates of an independent international mission who visited the Philippines, Nov. 4 to 12, said the attacks on Filipino lawyers and judges continue. The International Verification and Fact-Finding Mission (IVFFM) of the Dutch Laywers for Lawyers Foundation (L4L Foundation) issued its initial findings at a press conference in Quezon City this morning. Members…

Twenty-seven leaders and members of people’s organizations in Southern Tagalog, including a labor lawyer, were charged with arson, destruction of property and conspiracy to commit rebellion. The activists said this is but part of the ‘legal offensive’ of Malacañang, which is meant to derail the people’s movement in the region. BY RONALYN V. OLEA HUMAN…

I think no one will disagree with the proposition that our problems in the judiciary, in the legislature, in the executive branch, in the rest of our institutions and processes are inextricably intertwined and will defy lasting solutions unless we dismantle the prevailing unjust social and economic order and establish a truly free, democratic and…

BY Bulatlat.com August 13, 2008 – 6:16 p.m. A group of lawyers slammed President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s proposal for a ‘surgical amendment’ of the Constitution, saying that the proposed constituent assembly can overhaul the entire Constitution at its discretion. In a statement, the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) said, “Arroyo’s deception is further exposed by…