[Statement] Apathy and alibis -NUJP

Apathy and alibis It says much when the president of a country that time and again boasts of being a democracy insists that one of, if not the, worst wave of media murders does not constitute a national catastrophe. No, we don’t believe President Benigno Aquino III is in a state of denial about the…

[Photo blog] Lest We Forget by AKP

Lest We Forget by AKP As we commemorate the 26th anniversary of the People Power Revolution that ousted a dictator, let us take time to remember the victims that made February 25, 1986 a date to be remembered. The Martial Law years will forever remain to be a dark patch in Philippine history. The people…

[In the news] Manhunt on for publisher’s killer – MindaNews

MindaNews » Manhunt on for publisher’s killer. By Edwin G. Espejo | Thursday| February 2, 2012| Filed under: Top Stories  GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/1 Feb) – The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Region 12 launched a manhunt against the suspected gunman who shot and killed General Santos publisher Christopher Guarin on the evening…

[Statement] Police fail in their obligation to investigate journalist killings – AHRC

PHILIPPINES: Police fail in their obligation to investigate journalist killings — Asian Human Rights Commission.  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is deeply concerned by police investigations into the murder of journalists Christopher “Cris” Guarin and Alfredo “Dodong” Velarde, Jr. in General Santos City. Not only have the Philippines’ police failed in their duty to…

[From the web] Philippines – Lawmakers air concern over increasing anti-gay hate crimes – www.actup.org

Philippines – Lawmakers air concern over increasing anti-gay hate crimes Published on 15th August 2011 05:54 Two woman lawmakers have expressed concern over increasing hate crimes against homosexuals, as they pointed out that the proliferation of such offenses signal a breakdown in the rule of law. Representatives Luzviminda Ilagan and Emmi De Jesus, of the…

[In the news] Kidnap-murder case closed | Sun.Star

Kidnap-murder case closed | Sun.Star. By Teresa Ellera-Dulla THE Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 27 sentenced to 120 years in prison 12 police officers who were accused of kidnapping and murdering three victims in August 2, 2003. After eight years of waiting, the family of former Pahanocoy barangay captain Eleuterio Salabas, maritime instructor Ricardo Suganob…

[Press release] Murder of mining worker equates to ‘killing’ of small-scale mining by MNCs says CTUHR

The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) condemned the killing of Santos “Ricky” Manrique, president of Federation of Miners’ Association in Pantukan (FEDMAP) Compostela Valley saying that the incident is characteristic of how huge mining corporations are also murdering local and small-scale mining groups. “Whilst the murder of Manrique Santos is deplorable in…