Archive for the ‘Human Rights’ Category

PHILIPPINE regional trial court Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes has finally denied the petition for bail of Andal Ampatuan Sr., the principal suspect in the 2009 Ampatuan massacre that led to the death of 58 people, 32 of them journalists and media...

By Cong B. Corrales "ATTORNEY, iuwi nyo na Nanay ko ha?" This poignant plea comes from a boy of six. And all he could do was whisper it in a bashful tone at the airport on Tuesday as lawyer Edre Olalia took his final steps to board the plane for...

By Cong B. Corrales [caption id="attachment_18842" align="aligncenter" width="500"] INFOGRAPHICS by Cong B. Corrales[/caption] THE WORLD BANK, a global lending institution committed to fighting poverty, has found itself in hot waters recently...

HRW, ICRC raise alarm over 125,000 evacuees in Mindanao By Julius D. Mariveles TENS OF THOUSANDS of civilians in Maguindanao province have been displaced by the month-long military operations against the Bangsa Moro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF)...

AS anti-immigrant violence flares up in South Africa, we are reposting this poem of Odimegwu Onwumere, a poet who is a member of Poets for Human Rights and a Resident Poet for Champions For Nigeria, United Kingdom. Odimegwu is a voracious reader,...

By Cong B. Corrales PEDOPHILES online, beware. The battle against cybersex with children has grown smarter than ever.  Its latest avatar: a Filipino “girl” of 10. Terre des Hommes, a children's aid organization based in The Netherlands, has...

[caption id="attachment_18760" align="aligncenter" width="500"] PHOTO from Mei Magsino's Facebook page[/caption] IF  Mei Magsino-Lubis' case is counted, she will be the 32nd journalist killed under the administration of President Benigno S. Aquino...