[In the news] Former war-torn Lanao town forges on toward peace, tolerance – Interaksyon.com

Former war-torn Lanao town forges on toward peace, tolerance – Interaksyon.com. Cherryl Agbayani, InterAksyon.com KAUSWAGAN, Lanao del Norte – This town, one of the flashpoints of the renewed fighting between government forces and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in 2008, turned 63 on Monday with a celebration marked by continued efforts of Christian and Muslim…

[In the news] Wholistic approach needed to deal with mining problems | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features

Wholistic approach needed to deal with mining problems | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features. By Caroline J. Howard, ANC MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is expected to submit to the Office of the President on Tuesday, proposals to tighten regulations on small-scale mining…

[In the news] Listen to forest dwellers, rights groups urge DENR – Special Reports – GMA News Online – Latest Philippine News

Listen to forest dwellers, rights groups urge DENR – Special Reports – GMA News Online – Latest Philippine News. PATERNO ESMAQUEL II, GMA News In a patch of old-growth forest in a mostly denuded area in Bislig, Surigao del Sur, the local Manobo community once rescued an endangered Philippine Eagle in 2007 and named it…

[In the news] 24oras: Wage hike, hiling ng mga manggagawa para sa Labor Day – Video – GMA News Online – The go-to site for Filipinos everywhere – Latest Philippine News

24oras: Wage hike, hiling ng mga manggagawa para sa Labor Day – Video – GMA News Online – The go-to site for Filipinos everywhere – Latest Philippine News. http://www.gmanews.tv/evideo/78499/24oras-wage-hike-hiling-ng-mga-manggagawa-para-sa-labor-day For the latest Philippine news stories and videos, visit GMANews.TV Related Articles [Press release]PALEA, PM hold Kalbaryo ng Manggagawa at the airport – Partido ng Mangagawa…

[In the news] CHR ‘practically clears’ AFP of torturing Melissa Roxas – Bayan – Nation – GMA News Online – Latest Philippine News

CHR ‘practically clears’ AFP of torturing Melissa Roxas – Bayan – Nation – GMA News Online – Latest Philippine News. Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) on Sunday bewailed the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) resolution on the case of the alleged abduction and torture of Filipina-American activist Melissa Roxas, saying it “practically clears” the military of…

[Blogger] Pasko ng pagkabuhay… Alay sa mga nag-alay ng buhay – KAMPAY

by Rapha-el Olegario (KAMPAY) olegs87.wordpress.com Kadalasan tuwing semana santa, sinasariwa natin ang buhay, kamatayan at muling pagkabuhay ni Hesukristo. Tinuring natin siyang napaka-“selfless” pagka’t inialay niya ang kanyang buhay para iangat ang buhay at dignidad lalo ng mahihirap at iligtas tayo mula sa “apoy ng impyerno” o “perdition”. Ano ba yung “apoy ng impiyerno” at…

[In the news] PH sought EU help in addressing extrajudicial killings, Wikileaks cables show – Interaksyon.com

PH sought EU help in addressing extrajudicial killings, Wikileaks cables show – Interaksyon.com. Abigail Kwok, InterAksyon.com MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs in 2007 sought the help of European Union member-states in solving the cases of extrajudicial killings in the country, a leaked cable released by whistleblower website Wikileaks showed. The cable, made…

[Photo blog] Jesus Christ was a torture victim – cannotallowtorture.blogspot.com

Jesus Christ was a torture victim. by CAT Alert! cannotallowtorture.blogspot.com In observance of the Lenten Season we are posting again a portion of the statement released by Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) during the launching of the CAT Alert campaign three years ago. Here it goes…  Since time immemorial, torture has been humanity’s…

[Press Release] Asian Civil Society Calls for Stronger Support for the ICC: Follow Lead of the Philippines and Malaysia towards Greater Accountability for Serious Crimes – CICC

Dear all, On 11-12 April 2011, CICC member organizations from 11 countries within the Asia region met in The Philippines for a two-day meeting to discuss strategies to strengthen national and regional campaigns for the ratification and implementation of the Rome Statute – the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Participants adopted a…

[Urgent Appeal] Urgent Appeal Update: Hearing for administrative case on policemen who tortured a boy set for April 25 – www.humanrights.asia

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Update: AHRC-UAU-021-2011 21 April 2011 [RE: AHRC-UAC-063-2011: PHILIPPINES: Torture of a 17-year-old boy at the Women and Children Desk at a police station] ——————————————————————— PHILIPPINES: Hearing for administrative case on policemen who tortured a boy set for April 25 ISSUES: Arbitrary arrest and detention; Child…

[In the news] Aftershock: Trauma after the Maguindanao massacre | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features

Aftershock: Trauma after the Maguindanao massacre | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features. By David Dizon, abs-cbnNEWS.com BANGKOK, Thailand — Rowena Paraan is a veteran reporter of many of the country’s upheavals in recent history. But even she breaks down in tears when she recounts how she first gathered 140…

[In the news] Kidnap-murder case closed | Sun.Star

Kidnap-murder case closed | Sun.Star. By Teresa Ellera-Dulla THE Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 27 sentenced to 120 years in prison 12 police officers who were accused of kidnapping and murdering three victims in August 2, 2003. After eight years of waiting, the family of former Pahanocoy barangay captain Eleuterio Salabas, maritime instructor Ricardo Suganob…

[Press release] Government Negotiator Marvic Leonen Welcomes MILF Peace Panel Dialogues with non-Moro Civil Society; Hopes that the Discourse Will Reach Manila –

by Mindanao Peoples Caucus (MPC) Government Peace Panel Head Marvic Leonen welcomes the MILF Peace Panel Dialogues with Non-Moro Civil Society (CSO) and considers these consultation processes as complementary to the efforts of government in also conducting consultations. “We hope that through these open dialogues, the people will have the time to reflect on the…

[In the news] PAL workers stage ‘Kalbaryo ng PALEA’ – Interaksyon.com

PAL workers stage ‘Kalbaryo ng PALEA’ – Interaksyon.com. Source: Interaksiyon.com MANILA, Philippines — Members of the ground crew union of the Philippine Airlines on Wednesday staged their own version of the Stations of the Cross, a Catholic tradition depicting the passion and death of Jesus Christ. Calling their version Kalbaryo ng PALEA,which started outside the…

[In the news] No ‘cold case’ for widow on quest for justice – Nation – GMA News Online – Latest Philippine News

No ‘cold case’ for widow on quest for justice – Nation – GMA News Online – Latest Philippine News. By VERA Files (Conclusion of the article “DOJ to reopen ‘cold’ cases of extrajudicial killings”) BAGUIO CITY—It has been almost six years since her husband was killed along a lonely stretch of highway in Ilocos Sur,…