Archive for the ‘Human Rights’ Category

FIFTY-EIGHT dead, five years, zero justice. This, in a nutshell, is the Ampatuan Massacre case as journalists and press freedom advocates prepare to mark the fifth anniversary of the deadliest single attack on reporters and media workers across the...

The blunders of a general ON WEDNESDAY, the Commission on Appointments conducted a hearing to confirm Army Col. Medardo Geslani’s promotion to brigadier general. However, Maguindanao Representative Zahid Mangudadatu also questioned the promotion....

BITTEN, beaten, and drowned. These, thus far, are the only facts in the death of Jennifer Laude. These are the only facts that the autopsy on her dead body showed. Nothing more. There are more questions than answers now as the Olongapo City...

Of its social and environmental safeguard policies By Cong B. Corrales International human rights groups have sounded alarm bells over a leaked draft of the World Bank’s proposed revision of its safeguard policies since it is seen to endanger...

By Charmaine P. Lirio TO SHARE or not to share -- that's a question that arguably shouldn’t even come up whenever the Supreme Court is asked for the Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) of its members and the rest of the judiciary....

By Cong B. Corrales IT'S THE MOMENT of truth for all political parties and the nation's political leaders. In a statement issued on Friday, the Right to Know, Right Now! Coalition urged all politicians their political parties to take a stand on the...

IT WAS a gathering repeated over and over again for the past 57 months. This time, on the grounds of the National Council of Churches of the Philippines office in Quezon City, Philippines, journalists, families and friends of the victims of the Ampatuan...