MANILA, November 23, 2011—Two years, ago 58 people, 32 of which are journalists, were massacred and buried in a shallow grave in Sharif Aguak, also known as the Ampatuan town in Maguindanao, a province in the Southern Philippines. While one of the primary suspects, former Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr. is now in jail, together with […]
MANILA, August 30, 2011–In the commemoration of the International Day of the Disappeared today, people in New Zealand who are in solidarity with the people of the Philippines, urge President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III to help ease the pain and agony of the families and friends of the disappeared by surfacing them; or if […]
MANILA, May 9, 2011—Notwithstanding the alleged threats of terrorist attack, in connection with the death of the al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the League of Filipino Students (LFS) urged the Philippine government to junk the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). The VFA is a special treaty signed by theUSand the Philippine governments in the early […]
ANTIPOLO City, December 7, 2010—The Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP) asailed Philippine Army spokesperson, Col. Antonio Parlade’s statement saying that the National Democratic Front’s call for the release of Morong 43 is a concrete evidence that the 43 health workers arrested in Morong, Rizal are truly members of the communist, New People’s […]
Six months after their arrest, the families, friends and colleagues of the Morong 43 still hope that Pres. Benigno C. Aquino III will take heed to their call and immediately release them. Last November 5, they went to Malacañang, checking if they can talk to the Chief Executive. However their attempts remained futile. The Presidential […]
“Maybe he’s more Christian, for he’s known to be a devout Catholic, than Mrs. Arroyo. We are hoping that he’d do no Arroyo, in terms of human rights. We are continuously praying that these will all end up and soon, the tears that will roll down our cheeks will not be tears of fear, of loneliness, of longing; but tears of joy and praise to the Lord that they are now free and that justice had already served,” Allyn said in her last message to this writer.
Human rights watchdog Karapatan and the Ecumenical Voice for Peace and Human Rights (Ecumenical Voice) are set to go to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland to formally file their complaint against the government and state forces, in line with the case of the 43 health workers who were arrested while in training in Morong, Rizal last February 5th.