Archive for the ‘Human Rights’ Category

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...

TODAY, 57 months after the Ampatuan Massacre, justice has yet to be had for 58 people who were murdered on a hilltop in the village of Masalay in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao province. Exactly 57 months ago today, armed men believed to be under orders...

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...