By DEE AYROSO
Tags: Oplan Tokhang
Forensic expert Raquel Fortun noted that in most cases the police will immediately bring the remains to the hospital, destroying the crime scene when authorities are supposed to “freeze” it and allow an independent team to probe it.
President Rodrigo Duterte’s admission that extrajudicial killings is his “only sin” has “legal and moral implications.”
“The lockdown and the said operations are part of the Duterte administration’s anti-communist hysteria, and has no objective other than to ‘pacify the human rights movement in Davao, which has a proud history of advancing civil and political rights.”
“The relaunch of the police and Duterte administration’s Oplan Tokhang, after being suspended twice in 2017, is a tacit admission that there is something fundamentally wrong with these policies.”
The UP Third World Studies Center organized a research workshop on ‘Violence, Human Rights and Democracy in the Philippines.’ I submitted a short essay in response to the workshop question: “Based on your knowledge of and experience in your locality, do you think that the Duterte administration is violent?” President Rodrigo Duterte has been a…
The formation of the Metro Manila chapter of the group Rise Up marks the growing number of families of EJK victims who are taking a stand against impunity and fear.
“There will be no dissent if only the government were truthful in serving the people.”
A group of families of victims of drug-related killings use art to move on and seek justice.
“We, the poor are the first ones to get killed… When we get caught for the slightest offense, we get killed right away.”
“Let us condemn the continuing injustice against peasants, and the PNP’s use of the so-called war against drugs to infringe on the rights of the peasants and delegitimize their struggle for a genuine land reform policy.”