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, 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 […]
Saudi-based Muslim-Christian Alliance for Justice, Peace and Democracy in the Philippines (MCA-PDP) urges the Philippine government to start the peace talks with Muslim insurgents, after the commemoration holy month of Ramadan.
“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.
The AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines and the local regional trial court of Morong have maliciously maneuvered the [case] of 43 health workers to be arraigned [for rebellion charges] – Geneve E. Rivera-Reyes, general secretary of Health Alliance for Democracy.
KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives demands the Philippine government to immediately release the Morong 43, which has been reported heavily tortured—physically, emotionally and psychologically.