Human-rights group Karapatan conferred a plaque of appreciation to former United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions Philip Alston on Jan. 20 in Maastricht, the Netherlands.
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Progressive Groups to Aquino: Scrap Oplan Bantay Laya
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“It is unthinkable that Aquino is unaware of the military’s policy on extrajudicial killings of activists. The recent killings bore the DNA of Gen. Jovito Palparan’s shock and terror tactics,” Anakpawis party-list Representative Rafael Mariano said.
Download: Follow-up Report on the Philippines by Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on the Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions
Download: Report by Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on the Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions in the Philippines
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis Bulatlat MANILA — The United Nations (UN), including its committees and commissions, is not known for straightforward and precise assessments and statements. Its reports and statements are usually couched in diplomatic language. This is understandable because the UN is comprised of governments, thus they would not want to offend each other…
Manila’s Report to UN Committee on Torture ‘Evasive, Misleading’
Filipino Torture Victims Testify Before UN
Carol Pagaduan-Araullo | Not an Isolated Case
BY CAROL PAGADUAN-ARAULLO Streetwise/Business World Posted by Bulatlat Cheche Lazaro, a veteran and multi-awarded journalist, who has maintained her independence from the two big networks dominating the broadcast industry in the Philippines by having her own production outfit, would be the last media person one would expect to be on the receiving end of a…
Political Killings Linked to Arroyo’s Order to End Insurgency
In his follow-up report to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Prof. Philip Alston, the UN’s special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, said the Philippine government has not eliminated extrajudicial killings from its counterinsurgency operations.
Reps of Aid Donor Countries, 13 Others Question RP Rights Record in Geneva
BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 10, April 13-19, 2008 Representatives of 17 countries – including four of the country’s main aid donors – raised questions on the Philippine government’s human rights record in Geneva, Switzerland on April 11 as Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita, who also chairs the Presidential Human…
Manila Government Faces Bigger, Bolder Insurgency Problem
The failure of the Manila government to address the roots of armed conflict in the Philippines through peace negotiations has emboldened two armed political groups to raise the ante of their armed struggle against the seven-year-old presidency of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. BY GERRY ALBERT CORPUZ Politics in Command / UPI Asia Online Posted by…
Victims’ families say: ‘UN Rep visit won’t stop killings’
A student activist was killed last February 15 while the United Nations special rapporteur on extra-judicial, arbitrary and summary executions was meeting with executives of the National Security Council. This has led human rights groups to conclude that there is no end in sight for political killings in the country. BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat Just…