[From the web] OPINION: Why no one should buy PNP’s claim of “mistaken identity” in journo arrest -ABS-CBN news

There are many what if’s – most of them dreadful – surrounding the Sunday (June 9) arrest of veteran Mindanao journalist and development worker Fidelina Margarita “Gingging” Avellanosa-Valle. A brief rundown of the case: Shortly past 11 a.m, journalists got an alert posted from Valle’s son, Rius, the Mindanao spokesperson of the Save Our Schools…

[In the news] China repeating mistakes of past international creditors: civil society group -ABS-CBN news

A civil society group on Sunday said China was repeating the mistakes of international creditors from the 1970s by imposing “conditionalities” on its loans. Lidy Nacpil, coordinator Asian People’s Movement on Debt and Development, said that like in the 1970s, China has been imposing conditionalities on its loans such as choosing Chinese companies and workers…

[In the news] Know your rights: Ateneo study cites rights violated in ‘Tokhang’ -ABS-CBN news

At least 8 rights guaranteed by the Philippine Constitution have been violated by the enforcement of government policies in its intensified anti-drug campaign, showed a study by the Ateneo Human Rights Center (AHRC) released Friday. In examining the legal framework of “Oplan Tokhang,” government’s controversial knock-and-plead crackdown on drug suspects, AHRC said authorities violate the…

[From the web] Jail 9-year-olds? Psychologist details why it’s ‘morally, neurologically’ wrong -ABS-CBN.com

Jail 9-year-olds? Psychologist details why it’s ‘morally, neurologically’ wrong A psychologist on Wednesday offered several points against holding children aged 9 and above criminally liable, a proposal that is moving forward at the lower chamber of Congress. The House justice committee on Wednesday approved a bill seeking to lower the age of criminal responsibility to…

[In the news] Paranoia? Government lists in PH proven to be dangerous to lives -ABS-CBN.com

Paranoia? Government lists in PH proven to be dangerous to lives President Rodrigo Duterte’s legal adviser, Salvador Panelo, charged the 180,000-strong Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) of “paranoia” following the exposé of a Philippine National Police (PNP) intelligence program aimed at an “inventory” of the militant union’s nationwide membership. Panelo trotted out the trite line,…

[In the news] Con-Com chair says House draft charter a ‘disaster to democracy’ -abs-cbn.com

Con-Com chair says House draft charter a ‘disaster to democracy’ MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte’s Consultative Committee warned the public about the “deficiencies” of a proposed federal charter drafted and approved by the House of Representatives. Former Chief Justice Reynato Puno, chair of the committee, said the House’s draft charter, which he believes was “haphazardly”…

[In the news] Abolishing PCGG sends wrong signal: Selda -ABS-CBNnews.com

Abolishing PCGG sends wrong signal: Selda ABS-CBNnews.com January 3,2013 MANILA, Philippines – Human rights group Selda opposed Thursday the proposed abolition of the Presidential Commission on Good Government. In an interview on ANC’s Headstart, Selda national coordinator Jigs Clamor said if the Aquino administration is bent on pursuing the ill-gotten wealth case against the Marcoses,…

[In the news] On sub judice and gag orders – RAPPLER.com

On sub judice and gag orders – RAPPLER – Philippine News | Multimedia | Citizen Journalism | Social Media. by Edsel Tupaz, RAPPLER.com January 26, 2012   On Monday, an ABS-CBN news flash announced the House prosecutors’ plan to launch a social media campaign “to inform the public on latest developments in the impeachment trial…