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“We maintain that cold-blooded killing of humans, especially by state forces whose task is to protect the people, constitute murder and should be charged as such.” By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Relatives and human rights activists picketed the Department of Justice on Nov. 19 as they called for justice on the fourth…
“Leonard Co believed that if only we can see the wealth of the Philippines, the plants, we would love our country even more.”
Bulatlat.com MANILA – The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) added its voice to demands of human rights groups, youth groups, teachers and scientists calling for the release of UP professor Kim Gargar, who is presently being detained in the Davao Oriental Provincial Jail in Mati town. In a statement emailed to media Tuesday, the…
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“We have waited this long, only to suffer another injustice. By ignoring the need for justice, they have also ignored the life of service that Leonard and his companions had done up to their last breath.” – Mrs. Glenda Co
By KIMBERLIE OLMAYA NGABIT-QUITASOL Northern Dispatch The Search for justice continues BAGUIO CITY—In commemoration of the first year anniversary of the senseless killing of the topnotch Filipino ethno-botanist, Leonard Co, the Community Heath Education Services and Trainings in the Cordillera Region (CHESTCORE) and his colleagues and friends offered a tribute and re-launched his book, “Common…
By MARYA SALAMAT
To continue with the campaign for justice, a “struggle against forgetting” is launched on the first death anniversary of the workaholic, generous scientist and the rest of Kananga 3.
Leonard Co remembered with tree-planting ceremony and re-launch of “Common Medicinal Plants of Cordillera”
By LYN V. RAMO BAGUIO CITY — The book on medicinal plants and herbs in the Cordillera, which the late botanist Leonard Co wrote in the ’70s was re-launched on his first death anniversary in this city. A tree-planting and exhibits of Leonard Co’s works were also some of the highlights of the commemoration. Community…
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL and INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“Leonard’s family and the public continue to thirst for justice in the face of the turtle-pace investigation. It angers us that already a year has passed and still not a single word or action can be felt from the Aquino administration.” – Dr. Giovanni Tapang, convenor of the Justice for Leonard Co Movement.
By RONALYN OLEA
The families of the victims and their supporters have expressed fear of a possible whitewash with the report of the Department of Justice and National Bureau of Investigation clearing the military of any responsibility.
By RONALYN V. OLEA
The NPA said its guerrillas were not in the area where Leonard Co and two others were killed. It said it did not venture into the area because it was disadvantageous. “It is too heavily guarded by the 19th IB, the police, paramilitary and private security guards. Why would the NPA put itself at unnecessary risk when there are far better options for launching a tactical offensive?”