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BY ANNA KRISTINA P. VIRTUSIO Bulatlat Human rights groups condemned the Arroyo administration for ignoring the latest report of the United Nations special rapporteur Philip Alston on extrajudicial killings in the country. In a press conference in Diliman, Quezon City today, Karapatan stated that by ignoring Alston’s report, the Arroyo government is denying the existence…

BY RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat The Philippine government’s second periodic report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) was ‘bombarded’ with questions, human rights network Philippine UPR Watch said. The 27-member Philippine government delegation, headed by Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita, presented its report, April 28, to the 42nd session of the UNCAT in Geneva,…

Republic of the Philippines HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTORAL TRIBUNAL Quezon City DR. REYNALDO LESACA, JR., CRISTINA PALABAY, RENATO M. REYES, JR., ERLINDA CADAPAN, ANTONIO FLORES, JOSELITO USTAREZ Petitioners, HRET CASE NO. ________ – versus – FOR: Quo Warranto MAJOR GEN. JOVITO S. PALPARAN, JR. (Ret.), Respondent. x————————————————————x “However, it is not enough for the candidate…

BY CHARMAINE P. LIRIO Bulatlat Leaders of progressive party-list groups and families of victims of extra-judicial killings filed today a petition for quo warranto before the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET), seeking to disqualify Retired Major Gen. Jovito Palparan from becoming a representative. In an interview with Bulatlat, Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano said Palparan…

When he retired and after his appointment to the National Security Council fell through because of widespread opposition, Palparan has evaded media attention – in contrast to his frequently hogging the headlines during his days in military service. He must have thought that by doing so, he could escape responsibility for the long lists of…

From the looks of it, it was obvious that painstaking efforts were exerted to conceal the previous existence of the abandoned military camp. But the cries for justice of the victims of enforced disappearances and their relatives can never be muted as the former camp occupied by the 24th IB of the Philippine Army yielded burnt human bones and other vital evidences proving the claims of escaped torture victim Raymond Manalo that the military was involved in the abduction and torture of UP students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño, and farmer Manuel Merino.

BY BULATLAT Anthropology experts found pieces of burnt human bones in the vicinity of the former 24th Infantry Battalion (IB) detachment in Bgy. Bliss in Limay, Bataan. The news was relayed through a text message by Ruth Cervantes, public information officer of Karapatan (Alliance for the Advancement of Human Rights). The experts accompanied Raymond Manalo,…

A survivor of torture and abduction filed administrative, criminal and civil charges against his captors, including retired Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) officers Gen. Hermogenes Esperon, Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. and Maj Gen. Juanito Gomez. BY RONALYN V. OLEA HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 32, September 14-20, 2008 A survivor of…

On the second day of the five-day search for two missing youths Romulo Robiños and Ryan Supan in military camps, soldiers denied the families and rights groups entry to what the military calls a “sacred place,” a forested area beside the office of the Commanding General in Fort Magsaysay, headquarters of the 7th Infantry Division…