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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 »

Davao traders ask: Why pay for MRT woes?


Several business leaders are questioning why Mindanao taxpayers are being made to pay for the government subsidy of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) in Manila, when those using its trains are people there and not from Mindanao.

Posted: September 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Marcos regime victims relive pain

It’s a long wait for justice for this elderly claimant in Davao City who was forced to sit down as the long queue for claims processing seemed not to be moving. GERMELINA LACORTE

Dahlia Arnan was only nine years old when soldiers beat up and killed her father, and later let a tank crush his body in the hinterland village of Lutay in Malungon, Sarangani province, in 1985 at the tail-end of the dictatorial rule of Ferdinand Marcos.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Witness in journalist’s killing shot dead in Davao

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Unidentified men shot dead a key witness in the killing of Digos City journalist Nestor Bedolido while he was watching a billiards game here Thursday night, police said.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Davao area fisherman learns to heed bad weather warnings

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Fisherman Felomino Mesa lived to learn the hard way not to ignore bad weather warnings and go out to sea to catch fish, especially when two storms are brewing.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »