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Human Rights Victims Claims Board: Where the elderly pour out their pain

THIS PHOTO of police brutality on protesters is among those displayed in the exhibit, “Himagsik at Protesta,” put up by Karapatan at the University of the Philippines Library until Sept. 21 for the 40th anniversary of the declaration of martial rule. PHOTO REPRODUCTION BY TONETTE OREJAS

Outside a dull, unremarkable building at the University of the Philippines (UP) in Quezon City, a line of weary, graying folk brave the heat and the long wait to tell their stories from four decades ago.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Bangued RTC orders arrest of town mayor


The Bangued Regional Trial Court in Abra province ordered the arrest of Bangued town Mayor Ryan Luna on Tuesday. Luna is facing a case for murder in connection with the death of Brenda Crisologo, who was killed inside a school during the May 2007 elections.

Posted: April 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

A registrar of deeds with a bloated ego


Some government officials and employees have such a bloated sense of self-importance, they look down upon citizens who come to their offices to transact business.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in On Target | Read More »

Spirited kind of education


A hundred years ago, four intrepid German nuns arrived in the Philippines and went straight to Bangued, Abra, a trip that even with today’s modern transportation still takes a whole day and few Filipinos from other parts of the country are willing to make.

Posted: April 1st, 2012 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »