MEDIALDEA SNAPS AT HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS BY COMMUNIST REBELS

Government to protect defenseless, vulnerable BY ROGER M. BALANZA Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea has expressed concern over human rights violations by communist rebels in its failed attempt in more than fifty years  to topple down the government. Countless human rights … Continue reading MEDIALDEA SNAPS AT HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS BY COMMUNIST REBELS

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PANELO SLAMS CLAIM OF 27,000 KILLED IN DUTERTE DRUG WAR

‘Amnesty International ‘stubborn, incorrigible’ Malacañang described London-based human rights group Amnesty International as “stubborn” and “incorrigible” after it insisted that there were around 27,000 extrajudicial killings in the country. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo asked the organization to cite facts and … Continue reading PANELO SLAMS CLAIM OF 27,000 KILLED IN DUTERTE DRUG WAR

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PH hits, questions validity of UN reso on EJK probe

Politically partisan and one-sided The Philippine government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), hit the United Nations-adopted resolution seeking for a comprehensive written report on the human rights situation in the country, describing its validity as “questionable.” PRRD shrugs … Continue reading PH hits, questions validity of UN reso on EJK probe

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Duterte dares ICC: Hang me

Will even be the one to put the rope around his neck If the International Criminal Court (ICC) will declare him guilty of crimes against humanity due to the series of drug-related killings, President Rodrigo Duterte said he would be … Continue reading Duterte dares ICC: Hang me

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WOMEN RIGHTS GROUPS: 53 COPS FACING VAW CASES

PNP: Perpetrators to face full force of law The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday reiterated that it does not condone acts of violence against women (VAW). “The Philippine National Police abhors any form of violence committed against women. The … Continue reading WOMEN RIGHTS GROUPS: 53 COPS FACING VAW CASES

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Aquino partly to blame for culture of impunity

Former President Benigno Aquino III is partly to blame for the culture of impunity in the Philippines and for failing to address the killings of journalists during his term, Malacañang said Monday. “I wish he did more also in protecting … Continue reading Aquino partly to blame for culture of impunity

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GO TO HELL: Duterte tells UN rapporteur

Don’t meddle with Philippine affairs A United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers Diego Garcia-Sayan should not interfere with Philippine affairs, President Rodrigo R. Duterte said Saturday. Duterte made this remark in response to the … Continue reading GO TO HELL: Duterte tells UN rapporteur

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SUPREME COURT JUNKS Governor Sakur Tan’s Sulu in State of Emergency order

MEDIA STATEMENT August 12, 2012 The Free Cocoy Tulawie Movement is happy to announce the Decision of the Supreme Court dated July 3, 2012 which GRANTED the Petition for Certiorari and Prohibition filed by Temogen “Cocoy” Tulawie et.al. against Governor Sakur Tan for declaring the Province of Sulu in a State of Emergency last March 31, 2009. Penned by Associate Justice Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno, the Supreme Court held, among others, that: “It is only the President, as Executive, who is authorized to exercise emergency powers as provided under Section 23, Article VI, of the Constitution, as well as … Continue reading SUPREME COURT JUNKS Governor Sakur Tan’s Sulu in State of Emergency order

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WALDEN BELLO: Justice for Cocoy Tulawie, Uphold Human Rights in Mindanao

BY WALDEN BELLO Akbayan Representative Privilege Speech, June 5, 2012   It is alarming how the legal mantra “innocent until proven guilty” holds no water in some parts of the country. In fact, we are confronted with the reality that sees human rights advocates jailed and prosecuted as criminals by precisely the same people that they try to call to account. We are confronted with the reality that human rights defenders, even as they fight for the rights of others, must prove their innocence to be cleared of guilt. Clearly, the culture of impunity persists. And this culture allows for members … Continue reading WALDEN BELLO: Justice for Cocoy Tulawie, Uphold Human Rights in Mindanao

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