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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…

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[Statement] TDC hails ARMM colleagues for refusal to serve polls

TDC hails ARMM colleagues for refusal to serve polls The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) hails the Comelec approval of the request from some 1000 teachers from Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) not to require them to sit as members of the Board of Election Tellers (BET) and facilitate the elections in their respective localities…

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[Featured Site] MD4HR.net

MD4HR.net The http://www.MD4HR.net is an online database of public health doctors like the City and Municipal Health Officers (C/MHO), Rural Health Physicians (RHP), Doctors to the Barrios (DTTB), Medical Officers, Medico-Legal Officers, Emergency Physicians and the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Forensic doctors and Philippine National Police (PNP) doctors trained through the initiative of the…

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[From the web] PNP sued by peasant activists -hrdefenders.wordpress.com

PNP sued by peasant activists hrdefenders.wordpress.com Not just the chief, but practically the entire police force in Carmen, Cebu, was sued by peasant activists yesterday (12 August 2013) afternoon “for fabricating evidence, perjury and other corrupt practices that state security forces employ habitually against political dissenters.” Hauled before the Office of the Ombudsman were station…

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[Statement] Re-militarization of the PNP–NO WAY! Uphold civilian supremacy. Promote rights-based policing! -PAHRA

Re-militarization of the PNP–NO WAY! Uphold civilian supremacy. Promote rights-based policing! The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) and the undersigned stand firmly with the 1987 Philippine Constitution stating in Section 6, Article XVI (General Provision) that “The State shall establish and maintain one police force, which shall be national in scope and civilian…

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[Urgent Appeal] Violent Dispersal of Protest Action of Civil Society Organizations during the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno Aquino III -TFDP

URGENT APPEAL July 24, 2013 (PHILIPPINES) Violent Dispersal of Protest Action of Civil Society Organizations during the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno Aquino III Issues: Violent Dispersal; Harassment and Intimidation; Arbitrary Arrest and Detention; Human Rights Defenders; Freedom of Expression and Right to Organize; Physical Injuries; Command Responsibility ________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Friends,…

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[From the web] Inter-Agency Com on ELK & Enforced Disappearance Guidelines for Investigation & Prosecution

Inter-Agency Committee on Extra-Legal Killings and Enforced Disappearance Meet to Adopt Guidelines for Investigation and Prosecution Source: http://www.doj.gov.ph On April 18, 2013, the Inter-Agency Committee (IAC) on Extra-Legal Killings, Enforced Disappearances, Torture and Other Grave Violations of the Right to Life, Liberty and Security of Persons, chaired by the Department of Justice (DOJ), held its…

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[Statement] B’laan tribe members killed in alleged military ops -ATM

B’laan tribe members killed in alleged military ops SMI-Xstrata Mines-affected communities call for court martial, high-level investigation Tribal communities affected by the SMI-Xstrata Tampakan Copper-Gold Mining Project and their support groups are calling for a high level investigation by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Commission on Human Rights on the escalating tension…

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[Press Release] Joint investigators and prosecutors training for the first time to fight torture -MAG

Joint investigators and prosecutors training for the first time to fight torture The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are working together with non-governmental organization, the Medical Action Group (MAG) in a UK-funded project to strengthen present efforts to fight torture in the country. The British Embassy Manila through its Human…

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[From the web] DOJ Secretary Leila M. de Lima’s Speech On the Occasion of the Ceremonial Signing of MOA Between the DOJ, PNP and MAG -www.magph.com

DOJ Secretary Leila M. de Lima‘s Speech On the Occasion of the Ceremonial Signing of the Memorandum of Agreement Between the Department of Justice, Philippine National Police and the Medical Action Group November 15, 2012 Department of Justice Padre Faura, Manila Your Excellency, Stephen Lillie, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Philippines; Chairperson Loretta Ann P.…

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[In the news] There’s the rubout -INQUIRER.net

There’s the rubout. By Conrado de Quiros, Philippine Daily Inquirer January 14, 2013 But of course it was a rubout. At the very least, there’s common sense to suggest it. According to those who lived to tell the tale, who were those who made sure their victims did not, their victims started the gunfight. They…

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[Statement] Statement of Temogen “Cocoy” Tulawie on the first anniversary of his arrest and incarceration as a human rights defender

STATEMENT OF TEMOGEN “COCOY” TULAWIE ON THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF HIS ARREST AND INCARCERATION AS A HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER Dear Friends, Comrades, Supporters and Fellow Human Rights Defenders, Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh! Exactly one year ago, January 14, 2012 just at the stroke of midnight, I was with my two sons, Eeman, (17…

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[Press Release] UK, DOJ and PNP forge partnership on training of investigators and prosecutors to fight torture -MAG

UK, DOJ and PNP forge partnership on training of investigators and prosecutors to fight torture Impunity and insufficient evidence in torture cases against alleged perpetrators are still among the serious impediments to the prevention of torture. Consequently, few complaints are brought forward and few actual prosecutions are made. To help fight torture, the Medical Action…

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[Urgent Appeals] Indigenous activist accused of being a rebel is exonerated -AHRC

PHILIPPINES: Indigenous activist accused of being a rebel is exonerated ISSUES: Extrajudicial killing; human rights defenders; indigenous people; victim’s assistance & protection NEW REPORT: Special Report: The Philippines‘ hollow human rights system http://www.article2.org/pdf/v11n0203.pdf Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is pleased to inform you that an indigenous villager, one of the claimants of…

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[Advisory/Event] British Embassy Manila, Department of Justice (DOJ), Philippine National Police (PNP) and MAG will ink agreement

British Embassy Manila, Department of Justice (DOJ), Philippine National Police (PNP) and MAG will ink agreement by Medical Action Group (MAG) ADVISORY British Embassy Manila, Department of Justice (DOJ), Philippine National Police (PNP) and Medical Action Group (MAG) ink agreement for training of investigators and prosecutors to strengthen investigation and prosecution of torture cases November…