Archive for the ‘Human Rights’ Category

THE WORD "memory" traces its roots to the Latin word "memoria" and "memor," meaning "mindful" or "remembering." It is defined as the human brain's ability to "encode, sort, retain, and subsequently recall information and past experiences." The website...

HRW urges follow-up on other alleged rights violators By Julius D. Mariveles THE US-based Human Rights Watch urged President Benigno S. Aquino III to follow-up on the “extraordinary” arrest of retired Army major general and former Bantay...

Cong B. Corrales THE ARREST of former major general Jovito Palparan will bolster the cases filed against the ex-military official accused of a string of alleged human rights violations. The arrest came three years after Judge Teodora Gonzales of the...

WHAT FOLLOWS is the full text of a letter from Atty Prima Quinsayas, legal counsel of the Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists (FFFJ) on a number of issued that had been raised recently by Atty. Harry Roque, her fellow private prosecutor in the Ampatuan...

By Julius D. Mariveles and Cong B. Corrales A PRIVATE prosecutor in the almost five-year-old Ampatuan Massacre case has tagged the withdrawal of three defense lawyers as part of the alleged masterminds’ “Plan B” that would further delay the court...

By Julius D. Mariveles THE LEAD COUNSEL of several alleged masterminds in the Ampatuan Massacre case said that his withdrawal as one of the defense counsels was caused by what he foresaw as a “potential conflict.” Lawyer Sigfrid Fortun, however,...

By Julius D. Mariveles Dismayed witnesses, confusion over the tasks of lawyers, and questions about the commitment of the government in the prosecution of the case - these and more are some of the concerns raised by at least 44 families of the Ampatuan...