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By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — Families of victims of the Ampatuan massacre and media organizations would file today a petition before the Supreme Court to allow the live coverage of the trial. The Ampatuan massacre on November 23, 2009 which involved the powerful Ampatuan clan, claimed the lives of 57 individuals, including 31…

News Release March 21, 2010 The 43 health workers arrested in Morong, Rizal last Feb. 6 who are now detained at the military’s Camp Capinpin in Tanay, Rizal while facing trumped-up charges have revealed attempts by their soldier-custodians to have them cooperate with the military. Their accounts are contained in affidavits attached to a complaint…

News Release March 5, 2010 Lawyers from the Public Interest Law Center (PILC) and the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL), representing the 43 health workers illegally arrested and detained in Rizal who are collectively known as the “Morong 43”, today blocked an attempt by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to have them…

One of the lawyers of the 72 activists charged with murder in relation to an ambush incident in Mindoro Oriental said the accusations are baseless. BY RONALYN V. OLEA HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Bulatlat One of the lawyers of the 72 activists charged with murder in relation to an ambush incident in Mindoro Oriental said the…