“We express our unity and condolence as part of our struggle for truth, accountability and justice.”
“Three years is too long for justice to be delayed. We will not accept this complacently; we fear that without public pressure, the case will remain unresolved, similar to the thousands of extra-judicial killings.” – Marie Sol Villalon of the Promotion of Church People’s Response
Church people hold mass on Labor Day in support of P125 wage hike (Photo courtesy of PCPR / Bulatlat.com)
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“We are watching very closely. The present administration must demonstrate that the Philippines has turned the page and a new chapter where freedom and justice prevail has begun.” – Beaconsfield United Church of Canada
Environmentalists protest against Aboitiz Coal Power Plant in Davao (Photos by Ina Alleco R.Silverio)
There had been reports of human-rights violations committed by soldiers on residents of some villages in Jones, one of Isabela’s towns. The mission’s objective was to document these violations, distribute relief goods and provide medical services to the residents of Dicamay village.
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
and CHERYLL FIEL
In Jones town, Isabela, residents complain that the soldiers would present themselves as New People’s Army guerrillas and try to extract information from them. In Toril, Davao, the military organized “peace and development teams,” whose functions apparently include wooing teenage girls in the community.
Letter to the Editor January 14, 2011 On the very first day of the year, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) launched its new counter insurgency plan called Bayanihan purportedly to end armed resistance in the country within the six-year term of President Noynoy Aquino. It claimed that such oplan is far different from…