[In the news] New Caraga police director says drive vs illegal logging, mining a priority -MindaNews

MindaNews » New Caraga police director says drive vs illegal logging, mining a priority. By Erwin Mascariñas August 14, 2012 BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/14 August) – The newly appointed police regional director for Caraga said the campaign against illegal logging and mining are among his top priorities. Chief Superintendent Carmelo E. Valmoria made the statement during…

[Event] “KNOW ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCE”, a mini film expo on the global phenomenon of enforced or involuntary disappearance

The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) and the Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) in cooperation with the Committee on Human Rights of the House of Representatives invite you to “KNOW ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCE”, a mini film expo on the global phenomenon of enforced or involuntary disappearance. The film showing will be held on…

[Blogger] Of Lolong’s captivity and our freedom – KAMPAY

by Rapha-el Olegario KAMPAY In the news today, Lolong, the 21-foot crocodile caught in the marshlands of Agusan still refuses to eat, according to the Inquirer. The crocodile, was caught last September 2, 2011. The crocodile is suspected to have eaten a farmer, a 12 year old girl, and some farm animals including a carabao.…

[Press Release] Special Treatment: A Bonus for Impunity Ex-Gov. Leviste in the NBP, Cpl. Billones in Agusan del Sur

The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) strongly criticizes the special treatment of former Gov. Antonio Leviste and other influential affluent inmates in the National Bilibid Prison.  It not only adds insult to injury to the victims of these privileged inmates, but also, as perceived by those sensitive to justice, a mockery of our…

[Petition] Justice for the PICOP 6 victims of enforced disappearance

(The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), a national alliance of human rights organizations and individuals in the country launched its petition on-line calling for justice for a decade old enforced disappearance case of the six (6) PICOP workers namely Joseph Belar, Jovencio Lagare, Romualdo Orcullo, Diosdado Oliver, Artemio Ayala and Arnold Dangkiasan.  Please…