[In the news] ‘DND misused relief fund’ -INQUIRER.net

‘DND misused relief fund’. COA: Huge part spent for AFP oil, repairs, etc. Marlon Ramos, Philippine Daily Inquirer January 3, 2015 MANILA, Philippines–A “huge portion” of the P352.5 million in emergency funding of the Department of National Defense in 2013 had been misused by the military, which spent money meant to help victims of natural…

[From the web] Philippines: divided leadership and lacklustre performance -PAHRA

Philippines: divided leadership and lacklustre performance By Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA)[1] Source: http://renatomabunga.wordpress.com/ I. General Overview President Benigno Aquino III considered 2012 a year of continued resurgence of the economy bolstered with increased confidence in good governance. He took pride in the dramatic leaps the country has taken in the global competitive index…

[In the news] Aquino declares truce with rebels 18-day holiday ceasefire starts Friday – newsinfo.inquirer.net

Aquino declares truce with rebels 18-day holiday ceasefire starts Friday By Christine O. Avendaño, DJ Yap Philippine Daily Inquirer Amid open conflict between Malacañang and the Supreme Court and with Christmas just around the corner, President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday offered the public a respite from tension on another front. Mr. Aquino announced Thursday…

[In the news] CHR to expose contents of martial law documents

by JING VILLAMENTE CORRESPONDENT THE Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Thursday said that it will expose the contents of the “martial-leaks”, or the Department of National Defense documents detailing military operations during the martial law. Meanwhile, a Catholic bishop said also on Thursday that some practices of martial law, such as the arrest and…

[Urgent Action] (Philippines) A “Dumagat” tribal member was abducted by unidentified armed persons believed to be affiliated with the military

Urgent Action: (Philippines) A “Dumagat” tribal member was abducted by unidentified armed persons believed to be affiliated with the military Type of Violation:  Enforced Disappearance Victim: Rodiemer “Demer” Dela Cruz Morada Date and Time of Incident: August 23, 2011, 9:00am Alleged Perpetrators: Unidentified armed persons believed to be members of the military _____________________________________________________________________ Account of…

[In the news] CA OKs CHR probe of ‘Morong 43’ | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features

CA OKs CHR probe of ‘Morong 43’ | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features. MANILA, Philippines – The Court of Appeals (CA) has given the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) the green light to proceed with its investigation of alleged human rights violations and irregularities committed by soldiers and policemen…