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Advocates renew call for resumption of peace talks

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“The National Democratic Front (NDFP) is willing to hold informal talks or consultations without precondition.” This was the message of Luis Jalandoni, chairperson of the negotiating panel of the NDFP, in a gathering of around 500 individuals from the church, academe, students and different people’s organizations last Monday. The gathering also launched a campaign dubbed [...]

Biktima ng Batas Militar, pinapahirapan sa pagkuha ng danyos

Si Marie Hilao Enriquez,tagapangulo ng Karapatan at biktima rin ng batas militar. Macky Macaspac

Inirereklamo ng grupong Karapatan ang “mabagal, magulo at pahirapang” aplikasyon para sa bayad-pinsala ng mga biktima ng batas militar. Sa loob ng halos dalawang buwan matapos magsimula ang aplikasyon ng mga biktima sa Human Rights Victims Claims Board (HRVCB), maliit na porsiyento lamang ng mga biktima ang naproseso, anila. Isa sa mga dahilan ang maraming [...]

Lider-magsasaka sa Bikol pinaslang

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“Army an nagbadil sako (Army ang bumaril sa akin).” Ito ang huling katagang sinabi ni Edgardo Lopez bago siya tuluyang binawian ng buhay matapos barilin ng dalawang lalaki na nakasakay ng motorsiklo noong umaga ng Hulyo 11 sa tapat ng  isang tindahan sa Brgy. Mayon, Daraga, Albay. Ayon sa Karapatan-Bicol. isang isang lider-magsasaka sa rehiyon [...]

Jail plunderers, free political prisoners – rights groups

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While senators accused in pork barrel scam rant about the heat, rats and roaches inside the Camp Crame Custodial Center and Janet Lim Napoles is being detained in a spacious villa inside a Camp in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, political prisoners have it worse. Human rights groups denounced what they called “double standard” in the government’s [...]

Tiamzon couple stays in Camp Crame

Ang mag-asawang Benito at Wilma Austria. PW file photo/Macky MAcaspac

A Manila court ruled out Criminal Investigation and Detection Group’s (CIDG) request to transfer the detention of  Wilma Austria and Benito Tiamzon, alleged top leaders of the Communist Party of the Philippines, from Camp Crame Custodial Center to a Bureau of Jail Management Penology prison facility. In a hearing this morning for charges of multiple [...]

Grupong makakalikasan mula UP, pinagbawalang magtanim sa Nueva Vizcaya

Pagharang ng mga guwardiya sa grupo ng mga taga-UP.

Hinarang at pinagbawalan ng mga armadong guwardiya ng isang minahan sa Nueva Vizcaya ang grupo ng mga estudyante at guro mula sa University of the Philippines-Diliman noong Mayo 31. Ayon sa Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan-PNE), sa loob ng anim na oras ay hinarang at pinigilan ng 13 guwardiya ng FCF Minerals Corp. [...]

As Andrea Rosal bids farewell to daughter, groups call for justice, her immediate release

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Unable to attend her dead two-day old daughter’s funeral, political prisoner Andrea Rosal was given only three hours to attend to baby Diona Andrea’s wake at the Iglesia Filipina Independiente church in Taft Avenue, Manila. “It is not enough,” said a grieving Rosal. The court cited security reasons as well as Rosal’s own medical condition [...]

Newborn baby of political detainee Andrea Rosal dies

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The two-day old baby of political prisoner Andrea Rosal passed away at 5 p.m. today at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH), according to human rights group Karapatan. Baby Diona Andrea was brought to the NICU due to hypoxemia or oxygen deficiency in the blood, was on artificial respirator [...]

Interview | Datu Guibang Apoga: Manobo resistance leader

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It was the year 1993 when Datu Guibang Apoga gained prominence in Mindanao as an indigenous leader of Manobos of Talaingod, Davao del Norte when he led his tribe’s active resistance against one of the largest commercial logging companies in the country, Alcantara & Sons (Alsons). Datu Guibang united the many Manobo datus in Talaingod-Pantaron [...]

#DefendTalaingod: Alarming HR violations in Mindanao probed

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Alarming human rights violations (HRVs) against indigenous peoples have prompted an ongoing national solidarity and fact-finding mission (FFM) in Mindanao, focusing on the recent mass exodus of around 1,700 Manobo families from Talaingod, Davao del Sur. In Talaingod, the 60th and 68th Infantry Batallion of the Philippine Army, in counter-insurgency efforts, subjected civilians to aerial [...]

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