By Annelle Tayao-Juego
The husband of a slain human rights activist heaved a sigh of relief, on Wednesday, over the arrest of retired Major Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr., but he vowed to vigilantly pursue justice for those who were killed allegedly by Palparan under the government’s counter-insurgency campaign.
By Nestor Corrales
Malacañang on Thursday assured the public of its commitment to end culture of impunity in the country.
By Tina G. Santos
It has been six years since farmer-activist Jonas Burgos disappeared, but his mother Edita never wavered in hoping and believing that he is still alive.
By Christine O. Avendano and TJ Burgonio
Where is Jonas Burgos? Is he still alive? Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Thursday the inquiry to be conducted by the National Bureau of Investigation on orders of President Aquino would determine answers to these questions nearly five years after activist Jonas Burgos, son of the late press freedom icon Joe Burgos, disappeared after being abducted.
By Michael Lim Ubac
The military is now prohibited from issuing a hit list—officially called “order of battle”—with the enactment of a law against enforced disappearances, Malacañang said on Saturday.