SPECIAL REPORT: Groups ask govt.: “Where’s justice for Ampatuan massacre?”

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 […]

Special Report: New Zealanders urge P-Noy to end disappearances, other atrocities in PH

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 […]

Ending culture of impunity will end journalists’ murders—CEGP

MANILA, March 28, 2011—College Editors’ Guild of the Philippines-National Capital Region (CEGP-NCR) says that ending the culture of impunity in the country will stop all extrajudicial killings, especially of the media persons critical on the issues of corruption in the government. The statement was issued as there’s pressure to Malacañang by some media groups to […]

Church groups still morn for Fr. Lucero’s death; seeks P-NOY action for justice

Why do we kill prophets and persecute them?” asks the National Clergy Discernment Group (NCDG) in a statement commemorating the 1st death anniversary of Catholic priest and human rights advocate, Fr. Cecilio Lucero.

Dropping of Charges Against Two Ampatuans Affirms Impunity

“Alibi is the weakest defense,” said Atty. Harry Roque, one of the legal counsels of the kins of the Ampatuan murder victims.

Mid-East OFWs protest DOJ’s decision on Ampatuan case

Incensed by the “unjust” decision of the Philippines’ Justice department in clearing the Ampatuans of murder charge, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Middle East staged an in-door protest against Justice Secretary Alberto Agra on the Ampatuan massacre case on April 22.

Gov’t is set to more HRVs before polls—NDFP

NDFP’s Fidel V. Agcaoili expresses fears that the climate of fear and terror that is being sown by the Gonzales and by the AFP and other security forces can lead into a failure of election scenario, thus making Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to stay in power.