[Resources] Torture and ill-treatment in the Philippines–Implementation of the Anti-Torture Act

Torture and ill-treatment in the Philippines–Implementation of the Anti-Torture Act  The Alternative Report jointly prepared and submitted by the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT), the Medical Action Group (MAG) and the Balay Rehabilitation Center to the UN Human Rights Committee, 106th Session (October 15-Novemner 2, 2012) for the Philippines Fourth Periodic Report on…

[Press Release] Human Rights Report of the Philippines to the UN lacks measurable results -Action Network Human Rights-Philippines

Human Rights Report of the Philippines to the UN lacks measurable results On 29 May 2012, the Philippines will be reviewed as part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) before the UN Human Rights Council on the implementation of its human rights obligations. The Philippine government receives in advance the opportunity to explain in a…

[From the web] The Philippines to Pioneer Rehabilitation Program for Perpetrators of Torture -All Voices

The Philippines to Pioneer Rehabilitation Program for Perpetrators of Torture BY ben696molino, All Voices March 20, 2012 The Philippine government with the support of the national NGOs led by the Balay Rehabilitation Center and the Medical Action Group both involved in the rehabilitation work for victims of human rights violations particularly torture since the 80s…

[In the news] Ampatuan patriarch’s military hospital stay: the third time around -MindaNews

MindaNews » Ampatuan patriarch’s military hospital stay: the third time around. Ampatuan patriarch’s military hospital stay: the third time around By Carolyn O. Arguillas, MindaNews.com March 11, 2012 DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 March) – Andal Ampatuan, Sr’s  confinement in a military hospital  in Quezon City since Friday is the third hospital stay for the former Maguindanao…

[In the news] Palparan won’t surrender, says lawyer –

Palparan won’t surrender, says lawyer by Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com January 13, 2012  MANILA, Philippines — Fugitive retired general Jovito Palaran will not surrender and will continue challenging the warrant for his arrest, one of his lawyers said Friday. Palparan’s newly hired counsel, Jesus Santos, insisted his client is “innocent” of the abduction and enforced disappearance…

[In the news] EDITORIAL – Again, impunity – PhilStar.com

EDITORIAL – Again, impunity The Philippine Star January 07, 2012  In the first week of the year, with the Christmas season not even officially over, another journalist has been murdered. Christopher Guarin, publisher of a community newspaper and a “block-timer” on radio station dxMD in General Santos City, was ambushed while driving home with his…

[In the news] Intl groups: Latest media killing in PHL puts govt’s credibility at risk – www.gmanetwork.com

Intl groups: Latest media killing in PHL puts govt’s credibility at risk http://www.gmanetwork.com January 7, 2012  As far as international media groups are concerned, the Aquino administration’s credibility may be on the line with the latest media killing in the Philippines, and the first in Asia for 2012. Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontieres/RSF) condemned…

[From the web] KARAPATAN Monitor June – September 2011 – www.karapatan.org

Excerpts of KARAPATAN Monitor June – September 2011 Source: www.karapatan.org Oplan Bayanihan (OpBay), the counter-insurgency program of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, heightens the use of civic-military activities in communities as a cloak over intensifi ed combat operations and attacks against the people’s leaders and organizations. It is even more deceptive than, but equally vicious as…

[In the news] Military dares communist rebels to extend ceasefire to entire 2012 | Sun.Star

Military dares communist rebels to extend ceasefire to entire 2012 | Sun.Star. By Ivy C. Tejano Thursday, December 29, 2011   THE Army’s 10th Infantry Division dared Thursday the National Democratic Front/Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army (NDF/CPP/NPA) to declare ceasefire for the entire 2012. Brigade General Ricardo Rainer Cruz III, assistant division commander…