[From the web] Never Again, Never Forget -Forum-Asia

Never Again, Never Forget 19 November 2016 The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly condemns the burial of Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, the cemetery of national heroes, in the Philippines. The burial of Marcos conveys a distressing message, not only to Filipinos but also to people’s movements all…

[Campaign] A CALL TO ACTION: BLOCK MARCOS!

A CALL TO ACTION: BLOCK MARCOS! President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to bury Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani—an order that has now been affirmed by the Supreme Court—is an attack on us all. It is an attack on all of us who suffered from the dictatorship because it is a way of telling us:…

[Statement] Marcos’ Crimes Will Never Be Forgotten -Balay

Marcos’ Crimes Will Never Be Forgotten Balay stands alongside martial law victims and activists against the burial of the late president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LnMB). The LnMB is a national shrine meant to pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives and brought honor to our country. It is meant…

[Statement] New Compensation Law (RA10368) for victims of human rights violations: right step but not enough to end Marcos impunity -PAHRA

PAHRA STATEMENT: NEW COMPENSATION LAW, (Republic Act 10368) FOR VICTIMS OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS: RIGHT STEP BUT NOT ENOUGH TO END MARCOS IMPUNITY On January 23, 1977, the newspaper Bulletin Today bannered this headline: “One-sided press reports scored. No violations of human rights – FM”. Ferdinand Marcos was then vehemently denying the reports of massive…

[In the news] Marcos victims bill mired in debate -INQUIRER.net

Marcos victims bill mired in debate. By Leila B. Salaverria, Philippine Daily Inquirer January 14, 2013 Lawmakers crafting the final bicameral version of a bill granting compensation to victims of human rights violations during martial law are debating whether or not to automatically recognize a certain group of claimants for indemnification or to open the…

[Statement] Birds of the same feather… -KPD

BIRDS OF THE SAME FEATHER… by KPD The crowd that attended the book launch of “Juan Ponce Enrile: A Memoir” last October 4, 2012 at the Manila Peninsula were people who have lived in the corridors of power and immensely benefited from the system. As one newspaper reported, “the invitation of Enrile brought together an…

[In the news] A family’s—and nation’s—story -INQUIRER.net

A family’s—and nation’s—story. By Rina Jimenez-David Philippine Daily Inquirer April 23, 2012 I think it’s valid to say that not one among us in the graduating class of Maryknoll College High School 1972 would have thought that our classmate, Cristina Pargas, would end up eventually joining the New People’s Army, losing her husband who was…

[from the web] Forgetting martial law -INQUIRER.net

Forgetting martial law. By: Raul C. Pangalangan Philippine Daily Inquirer April 19, 2012 How soon will it be before we forget the national nightmare that began on Sept. 21, 1972, and ended sometime in February 1986? Not too long, I’m afraid, and that’s truly worrisome. That is why the families of martial law victims have…

[Statement] Never again to martial law! Continue to uphold, defend and advance our basic rights!- SANLAKAS

NEVER AGAIN TO MARTIAL LAW! CONTINUE TO UPHOLD, DEFEND AND ADVANCE OUR BASIC RIGHTS! (SANLAKAS Statement / 21 September 2011) Exactly thirty-nine years ago today, our country and people officially became national prisoners enslaved and repressed by the fascist Marcos dictatorship.  Although Marcos publicly declared military rule only two days afterward, September 21, 1972 shall…