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[People] Defeating ‘twisted culture’ of torture by Dr. Renato Mabunga

Defeating ‘twisted culture’ of torture Ending practice requires ‘open declaration of war‘ on perpetrators by Dr. Renato Mabunga ucanews.com On Tuesday, the United Nations marked the “International Day in Support of Torture Victims.” It was a significant day filled with simple and substantial ironies. In Manila, about 600 human rights advocates, military and police personnel…

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[Press Release] Farmers, fisherfolks file petition for Envi Protection Order against mining in MacArthur Leyte -CBCP-NASSA/ATM

Farmers, fisherfolks file petition for Envi Protection Order against mining in MacArthur Leyte MacArthur, Leyte—Farmers and fisher folks in Leyte went to court and filed an application for Temporary Environmental Protection Order (EPO) to stop the mining operation of Nicua Corporation in prime agricultural lands of Villa Imelda and adjacent barangays in MacArthur Leyte. The…

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[Blog] Me, here; them and everything else in Rio+20 by Rodne Galicha

Me, here; them and everything else in Rio+20 by Rodne Galicha Again, minds and brains from all over the world gathered themselves in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, to negotiate and perhaps decide on the plight of human existence in the principles of sustainable development. Generally, there were two kinds of negotiators: brains which can control,…

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[Statement] Declaration by the High Representative, Catherine Ashton, on behalf of the European Union on the occasion of the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June 2012

Declaration by the High Representative, Catherine Ashton, on behalf of the European Union on the occasion of the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June 2012 “Today I would like to reaffirm the EU’s commitment to the prevention and eradication of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and to…

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[Statement] ASEAN human rights activists call for a SOGI-INCLUSIVE ASEAN Human Rights Declaration

ASEAN human rights activists call for a SOGI-INCLUSIVE ASEAN Human Rights Declaration The ASEAN Inter-Governmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) has worked hard to draft an ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) that reflects the true commitment among Member States to upholding human rights, promotes adherence to recognized international human rights standards and meets ASEAN’s main…

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[Blog] And The Search For CJ Is On! by Rommel Yamzon

And The Search For CJ Is On! by Rommel Yamzon The people are waiting to see who will be the next Supreme Court Chief Justice (CJ) since Atty. Renato Corona has been impeached by the Philippine Senate. Senator Francis Pangilinan proposed that the selection process by the Judicial Bar Council (JBC) should be made public…

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[Press Release] Philippines: Torturers evade justice on Aquino’s watch -AI-Ph

Philippines: Torturers evade justice on Aquino’s watch President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III has failed to ensure that police officers charged with torture face justice under the country’s anti-torture law, Amnesty International said on the International Day against Torture. In August 2010, a national television news programme broadcast a mobile-phone video of a police officer torturing…

[Petition] SAY NO!! to OWWA OFW $50 FEE…pls sign an online petition to oppose House Bill 06195

SAY NO!! to OWWA OFW $50 FEE…pls sign an online petition to oppose House Bill 06195 Dear Friends, kindly CLICK: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/say-no-house-bill-6195-fifty-dollars-owwa-fee.html then, pls SIGN a PETITION urging all Philippine legislators to reject House Bill 06195 that will require payment of $50 dollars OWWA fees before an OFW can leave for job abroad Thank you, Maria…

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[Press Release] Gov’t reminded to respect local ordinances on mining -ATM

Gov’t reminded to respect local ordinances on mining Group supports call local autonomy on mineral resources management Manila – Government must in fact recognize local ordinances that uphold biodiversity conservation and promote human rights especially of the Indigenous Peoples, instead of threatening them with the primacy of national policies, said Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) reacting…

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[From the web] ASIA: Violations of freedom of expression and extra-judicial killings denounced in Thailand, Pakistan, Indonesia and the Philippines -AHRC

ASIA: Violations of freedom of expression and extra-judicial killings denounced in Thailand, Pakistan, Indonesia and the Philippines HRC section: Item 3, Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteurs on freedom of expression and extra-judicial killings speaker: Ms. Tyrell Haberkorn An Oral Statement to the 20th Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal…