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BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat A lawyers’ group has demanded the automatic relief of the highest-ranking military and police officers in areas where extrajudicial killings take place. The National Union of People’s Lawyers made this call on the heels of the abduction, torture and killing of schoolteacher Rebelyn Pitao, 20, last week. Pitao, daughter of…

Does snapping at journalists reflect culture of impunity? BY ACE ALEGRE Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 15, May 18-24, 2008 BAGUIO CITY (246 kms from Manila) – Does snapping at journalists reflect the culture of impunity, which is the main reason for the unabated killing of not just journalists but also activists? A media organization says…

Bulatlat.com On April 28, 2006, the writer Axel Alejandro Pinpin and four companions were abducted in Sungay village, Tagaytay City, by the Philippine National Police and charged with rebellion. Pinpin’s companions, researchers Aristedes Sarmiento and Riel Custodio, together with local residents Enrico Ybañez and Michael Masayes, were on the way to attend Labor Day commemoration…

Constancio “Chandu” Claver, a doctor in Kalinga for the past 25 years, accused the government and the military of masterminding the attack that killed his wife, Alice, and traumatized his seven-year-old daughter Cassandra. “We believe that the killers of my wife are death squads brought here by the military and the Arroyo regime to try…

BY DENNIS ESPADA Bulatlat.com When Jaime Fuentes, a witness of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in the rebellion charges against six representatives and six other officials of progressive party-lists, removed his disguise, he was immediately recognized by volunteers of Karapatan-ST (Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights-Southern Tagalog) as a military asset who harassed them…

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo BusinessWorld Posted by Bulatlat.com Many a young officer learns soon enough the yawning gap between the ideals that he learned in the military or police academy ­– courage, integrity, loyalty ­ and the reality of military and police establishments that have succumbed to the rot of corruption, dishonesty, favoritism and organized criminal…

BY ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat.com The 11 punks accused of being members of the clandestine New People’s Army (NPA) and raiding a military detachment in Cabiten, Mankayan, Benguet have found an ally in Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr., who has urged law enforcement authorities to investigate their arrest and detention.…