[Statement] Drug War’-Style Lawlessness Spirals in Philippines- 14 Farmers, Peasant Leader Killed in Negros ‘Anti-Crime Operations’

‘Drug War’-Style Lawlessness Spirals in Philippines 14 Farmers, Peasant Leader Killed in Negros ‘Anti-Crime Operations’ By Carlos H. Conde Researcher, Asia Division Human Rights Watch “Drug war”-style lawlessness in the Philippines may be spiraling out of control. Philippine authorities said the police and military killed 14 people during anti-crime operations over the weekend in the…

[In the news] Priests recount death threats -PhilStar.com

Priests recount death threats Three priests who have received death threats allegedly for their criticism of the Duterte administration’s war on drugs declared that they are not scared. Fathers Robert Reyes, Flavie Villanueva and Albert Alejo yesterday went public and said that they have been receiving death threats and even monitored suspicious men lurking near…

[Video] Dec 3 Massacre in Lake Sebu -LRC-KSK-FOE

Video: Dec 3 Massacre in Lake Sebu One year ago today, 8 T’boli and Manobo community members in Barangay Ned, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato were killed in an alleged military operations against communist rebels. But to tag them as “rebels” is to disregard their rights as legitimate owners and defenders of their land and ancestral…

[From the web] On the first anniversary of the unresolved T’boli massacre Group hits Duterte plan to extend martial law in Mindanao -sanlakasfamily.blogspot.com

On the first anniversary of the unresolved T’boli massacre Group hits Duterte plan to extend martial law in Mindanao Quezon City, Philippines – Progressive groups Sanlakas and Partido Lakas ng Masa Partylist staged protest actions at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Armed Forces of the Philippines, Camp Aguinaldo as they commemorate…

[Statement] Pahayag ng Alternative Law Groups ukol sa brutal na pagpaslang kay Atty. Benjamin Ramos

Pahayag ng Alternative Law Groups ukol sa brutal na pagpaslang kay Atty. Benjamin Ramos Mariing kinokondena ng Alternative Law Groups (ALG) ang pagpatay kay Atty. Benjamin Tarug Ramos, founding member ng National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL) at Secretary General ng NUPL Negros Occidental Chapter. Noong nakaraang Martes, ika-anim ng Nobyembre, pinagbabaril ng dalawang hindi…

[From the web] Another Rights Lawyer Murdered in the Philippines Killing Highlights Land Conflict in Negros -by Carlos H. Conde

Another Rights Lawyer Murdered in the Philippines Killing Highlights Land Conflict in Negros By Carlos H. Conde Researcher, Asia Division Human Rights Watch @condeHRW By most accounts, Benjamin Ramos died doing exactly what he had always done as a human rights lawyer: helping his clients free of charge. On the evening of November 6, Ramos…

[Press Release] Independently Probe Police ‘Hitmen’ Top Official Admits Law Enforcement Role in Killings -HRW

Philippines: Independently Probe Police ‘Hitmen’ Top Official Admits Law Enforcement Role in Killings (Manila, November 6, 2018) – The Philippine government should create an independent commission to investigate the role of police officers in the killings of drug suspects, Human Rights Watch said today. A top law enforcement official recently admitted that police officers working…