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Rights advocates turn to social media for campaign vs killings in PH
“They tried to bury hundreds and thousands of us; they did not know that we were seeds.”
Why rights groups shun government-led ‘independent probe on rights abuses’ in the Philippines
Time and again, human rights organizations have called for independent investigation of mounting cases of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, arrests and filing of trumped-up cases, to name a few.
Movement launched in search for justice for slain Bacolod activist
The World Council of Churches urged the UN Human Rights Council to create an independent and impartial investigative mechanism on the rampant extrajudicial killings and human rights violations in the Philippines, consistent with the recommendations of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, which was released in June 2020.
SC urged anew to grant protection to human rights defenders
Just days before and after the murder of Alvarez, several members of Karapatan are receiving death threats, warning that they are next if they do not stop human rights work.
Gov’t body to probe killings; can it ever deliver justice?
However, doubts have been raised over whether the investigating body can truly undertake an impartial investigation into the two latest EJKs and other cases. You’ll find the reasonable ground for these doubts after looking into the nature, composition and apparent inertia of the investigating body.
Balik-Tanaw | Pentecostes: Si Hesus: Ang Propeta, Ang Kristo
Ang mga propeta ang gumabay sa kanila sa mahabang panahon at tumulong upang marinig ang mensahe ni Yahweh sa ginta ng iba’t ibang paghihirap at pagkalimot.
UN experts call for independent probe on killings of rights defenders
“We are saddened and appalled by the ongoing violence and threats against human rights defenders in the Philippines, including the killing of two human rights defenders over the past two weeks.” — UN spokesperson
Cheerful and caring, Zara Alvarez was an activist who never backed down
Zara, who loved the sea, who loved to eat seafood and their local rice cake dipped in chocolate sauce, who worked tirelessly and selflessly, was murdered in one rainy evening. Yet, her fire burns eternal.
International rights groups call for an end to ‘cold-blooded killings’ in PH
They urged the Philippine authorities “to carry out an immediate, thorough, impartial, and transparent investigation into Alvarez’s murder, to identify all those responsible, bring them before an independent tribunal, and sanction them as provided by the law.”
The denial that led to the killing
But her death will be a living testimony that terror-tagging is dangerous, that senseless murders happen under a regime that does nothing but to sow fear among the people.