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[People] One-dimensional diplomacy: A cost-benefit analysis of Manila’s security deal with Washington. By Walden Bello

One-dimensional diplomacy: A cost-benefit analysis of Manila’s security deal with Washington. By Walden Bello, Afterthoughts, Inquirer.net April 23, 2014 Manila and Washington are said to be rushing to complete negotiations on the Agreement on Enhanced Defense Cooperation (AEDC) so both Presidents Aquino and Obama can seal the new security deal when the American head of…

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[From the web] Media, netizens to mark EDSA with ‘Black Tuesday’ protest -PCIJ

Media, netizens to mark EDSA with ‘Black Tuesday’ protest February 21, 2014 MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS, netizens, and civil society groups will commemorate the 28th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolt on Tuesday, Feb. 25, with a coordinated online protest against a recent Supreme Court ruling affirming the constitutionality of online libel. The “Black Tuesday” protest…

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[From the web] Torture victims speak out – “They tortured me, used me to get reward” Video interview 14 — Asian Human Rights Commission

PHILIPPINES: Torture victims speak out – “They tortured me, used me to get reward” Video interview 14 — Asian Human Rights Commission. (Hong Kong, February 6, 2014) On January 14, the Court of Appeals (CA), Fifth Division, has concluded that Rolly Panesa, a 48-year-old security guard, could not possibly be Benjamin Mendoza, a leader of…

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[From the web] PHILIPPINES: ‘Torture wheels’ is tip of the iceberg — Asian Human Rights Commission

PHILIPPINES: ‘Torture wheels’ is tip of the iceberg — Asian Human Rights Commission. The discovery of a ‘torture wheel’ “inside a private subdivision in Laguna,” which is under the control of intelligence officers in Biñan, Laguna, where detainees arrested for illegal drugs are tortured and held, drew outrage as to how the police conduct its…