By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld In the course of his visit to several European countries, President Benigno Aquino III rejected, during a forum in Brussels, Belgium, what he called “blanket statements” — and proceeded to make some blanket statements of his own. Mr. Aquino was responding to the claims of protesters and…
By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Unless the Aquino administration rouses the Philippine National Police from its lethargy and forces it to find and investigate the killers of journalists; unless it lights a fire under the Department of Justice to see to their prosecution; and unless it does something to encourage the courts…
Malacañang claims that the culture of impunity has been solved because the Aquino government has been doing something about it. And yet, unsolved cases of extrajudicial killings under the current administration continue to pile up.
“The [Ampatuan massacre] case is an encapsulation of ‘justice delayed, justice denied.'” – Dean Roland Tolentino, UP College of Mass Communications
There has been progress such as in passing laws for human rights and providing a ‘veneer of transparency,’ but none in walking the talk and producing results.
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By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA — Ongoing until Feb 28 is an art exhibit that seeks to visualize the state of impunity in the Philippines. Nothing has changed in “the brazenness in the commission of human rights violations in the country,” said the End Impunity Alliance, the group that put up the exhibit. Two years…
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“We remind you that the international community is watching closely and we demand that prosecution and punishment replace inaction.”
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“After a year and a half in office, President Aquino should be delivering on his promise to end impunity for rights abuses.” – Human Rights Watch
“I think that the Philippine government knows what to do [but] we don’t see the will to stop the culture of impunity.” – Amnesty International
By BENJIE OLIVEROS
“Will we be holding the same forum discussing the same topic next year?”
Press Release October 27, 2011 Five years ago, on October 26, my parents, Federico and Nelly Intise were abducted by armed men believed to be government operatives in General Santos City. Five years had passed now, I still worry, with dim hopes on their whereabouts, or if they’re still alive. This is my recollection while…