[In the news] LOOK: Child rights groups stage protest at Senate to oppose lowering MACR -INQUIRER.net

LOOK: Child rights groups stage protest at Senate to oppose lowering MACR Different child rights groups have staged a protest outside the Senate complex on Monday to oppose the proposed law that would lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) for minors. Groups such as the Salinlahi Alliance for Children’s Concerns, Philippine Alliance of…

[In the news] De Lima urges Duterte to ratify UN treaty on enforced disappearances -Inquirer.net

De Lima urges Duterte to ratify UN treaty on enforced disappearances MANILA, Philippines — To provide stronger mechanisms against enforced disappearances in the country, opposition Senator Leila de Lima is urging President Rodrigo Duterte to ratify the United Nations (UN) treaty on enforced disappearances. De Lima has filed Senate Resolution No. 969 which urged the…

[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…

[In the news] ‘Bayani’ -INQUIRER.net

‘Bayani’. By Conrado de Quiros, Philippine Daily Inquirer August 27, 2012 I’ve been reading the comments on Jesse Robredo these past days and two things stand out. One is the question of why Jess was lionized only in death and not in life. Or why his virtues were discovered only when he was no longer…

[In the news] ‘Another reason to find Palparan’ -INQUIRER.net

‘Another reason to find Palparan’. By Tonette Orejas, Inquirer Central Luzon March 4, 2012 CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—The wife of missing environmental activist and radio host Joey Estriber has urged the government to find Jovito Palparan and make the fugitive retired major general reveal what he knows about the abduction of her husband. Lourdes Estriber,…

[In the news] Parents dare Palparan: Face us -INQUIRER.net

Parents dare Palparan: Face us By Carmela Reyes-Estrope, Inquirer Central Luzon February 12, 2012 The families of missing University of the Philippines students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño dared fugitive retired general Jovito Palparan to turn himself in and face them. They want to confront Palparan about a statement he made through his lawyer on…

[in the news] ‘Butcher’ hunted by AFP – INQUIRER.net

‘Butcher’ hunted by AFP. Palparan must confront charges, says De Lima By Philip C. Tubeza, TJ Burgonio, Tonette Orejas Inquirer Central Luzon, Philippine Daily Inquirer   CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—A fugitive from the law for the past six days, retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. is besieged on many fronts. The National Bureau of Investigation…

[In the news] Rights groups, bloggers launch HR Online Philippines website – www.gmanetwork.com

Rights groups, bloggers launch HR Online Philippines website. A group of human rights defenders and bloggers found each other and launched the Human Rights Online Philippines (HROnlinePH) website http://hronlineph.com in Quezon City on Dec. 2. Its initiators said the website seeks to promote and protect human rights in the Philippines through Information Resources Online. How…

[In the news] Feared Ampatuan clan outgunned Philippine military—WikiLeaks

Feared Ampatuan clan outgunned Philippine military—WikiLeaks. MANILA, Philippines—The 2,000-strong private army of a powerful clan suspected of carrying out the Philippines’ worst political massacre was better armed than the military and police, leaked US embassy cables showed. The cables from late 2009, released by anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, described the reach of the feared Ampatuan clan…

[In the news] QC informal settlers resist demolition; negotiations ongoing – Inquirer.net

QC informal settlers resist demolition; negotiations ongoing. By Chona Yu, Karen Boncocan 990AM, INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippine – Tensions rose as authorities attempted to demolish some 1000 houses in Barangay (village) Old Balara in Quezon City Wednesday morning but authorities are trying to prevent an outbreak of violence through negotiations, according to reports culled by INQUIRER.net.…

[In the news/Column] Provocations – INQUIRER.net

Provocations. By: Conrado de Quiros Philippine Daily Inquirer ARCHBISHOP RAMON Arguelles says it’s government that provoked first. He cited in particular President Aquino’s warning that the prolife groups who are threatening a tax boycott against the RH bill would be charged with sedition. “Will you be calm if you are held at gunpoint? We can’t…

[In the news] Pacquiao Church poster boy vs RH bill – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

Pacquiao Church poster boy vs RH bill – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos. By Jocelyn R. Uy, Christian V. Esguerra Philippine Daily Inquirer MANILA, Philippines—Boxing champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao avoided the question like a left hook coming from his defeated American challenger Shane Mosley. Asked on Tuesday how he and his wife Jinkee were managing…

[In the news] 25 nominated for Ombudsman—JBC – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

25 nominated for Ombudsman—JBC – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos. By Tetch Torres INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines—Twenty-five aspirants to the top post at the Office of the Ombudsman have accepted their nominations, according to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC). Among the nominees are Supreme Court Associate Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales, who is set to retire in…