Tags: Philippine National Police

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“Sins against Filipino women are being committed on a daily basis.”

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission The widely publicised video of a police torture has drawn mixed reactions and opinions from the public, including lawmakers, lawyers and human rights groups, who have all joined in the chorus condemning such a barbaric and cruel act. Most of them share the opinion that ‘lack of…

Dennis Rodinas, a lay worker of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines, was subjected to “custodial debriefing” at a military camp in Misamis Occidental and has not been heard from. His family is concerned that he may end up the latest victim of human-rights atrocities in the Philippines.

BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat A lawyers’ group has demanded the automatic relief of the highest-ranking military and police officers in areas where extrajudicial killings take place. The National Union of People’s Lawyers made this call on the heels of the abduction, torture and killing of schoolteacher Rebelyn Pitao, 20, last week. Pitao, daughter of…

Does snapping at journalists reflect culture of impunity? BY ACE ALEGRE Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 15, May 18-24, 2008 BAGUIO CITY (246 kms from Manila) – Does snapping at journalists reflect the culture of impunity, which is the main reason for the unabated killing of not just journalists but also activists? A media organization says…