“Our many meetings with communities from across the Philippines have left members of our delegation appalled by the continuing gross violations of human rights in the Philippines. The outright disregard for human life is unacceptable.”
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The RMP called on the Office of the Prosecutor to drop the case against Sr. Elenita Belardo so that “she can continue her advocacy of defending the people especially the marginalized sectors of our society.”
Karapatan, in a protest action on Nov. 29, highlighted the cases human rights defenders Cora Agorvida and Honey Mae Suaza, as “both recent victims of state-perpetrated attacks against women defenders who assert people’s rights, including our communities’ rights to a safe and healthy environment.”
On November 27, at 12 noon, Padilla was taken from CIDG-NCR to an unknown location. According to Padilla’s lawyer Kristina Conti, officers from the San Juan Municipal Police Station refused to give Padilla’s whereabouts and were similarly unwilling to divulge information on who is handling Padilla’s case.
“It is only now that the NTF’s top brass is pressing to disperse and isolate individuals and to expose them to harsher and less secure conditions.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Eight political prisoners detained in Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig denounced plans by the National Task Force to End Local…
“When he was arrested in the hospital as hors de combat (out of action due to injury or damage) he should have been clear from any legal obligation.” By JUSTIN UMALI Bulatlat.com MANILA – The spokesperson for the New People’s Army Melito Glor Command in the Southern Tagalog region was arrested in San Juan, Metro…
In other parts of Samar and Leyte, and in the provinces of Bicol and Negros island, farmers like Pajares find themselves targets of the military’s counterinsurgency operations. The three areas were cited in President Duterte’s Memorandum Order No. 32, issued exactly a year ago, and which purportedly aims to quell “lawless violence.”
Attempted surveillance vs. student paper, ‘a desperate measure to gag the press’ — campus journalists
“This is a clear attempt of state oppressors to unnerve media entities that maintain a line of reportage reflective of the real social-political situation of the public.”
MANILA – Progressive groups held Black Friday protest against what they call as “de facto martial law” under President Duterte’s administration. The groups gathered at the Boy Scout Circle in Quezon City on Nov. 15 carrying placards with their calls ranging, from “Stop the attacks,” Defend people’s rights” to “Junk memorandum 32.” The groups vow…
The International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) supports the case filed with the International Criminal Court (ICC) against President Rodrigo Duterte and the UN Human Rights Council resolution seeking to investigate the human rights situation in the Philippines. It vowed to support the filing of other suits against Duterte “for violations of international human rights law.”
John Milton Lozande, secretary general of National Federation of Sugar Workers (NFSW), was freed Nov. 11. Anne Krueger of alternative media Paghimutad and organizer of BPO Industry Employees Network Philippines (BIEN) and Danilo Tabura, NFSW paralegal officer, walked out of jail yesterday, Nov. 12 while Roberto Lachica, NFSW staff, was released this afternoon.