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Intolerant of opposing views


Reader Annette Kinne wrote in the Inquirer Opinion page that I encouraged death squads that target “human rights workers and impoverished street children” in my May 6 column.

Posted: June 21st, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

Bayan seeks deeper probe in slaying of bishop’s brother

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

With signs supposedly showing that state agents were involved in the killing of Romeo Capalla, Bayan Muna lawmakers have initiated a move for the House of Representatives to look into the matter as well as the growing number of extrajudicial killings under the Aquino administration.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Homicide raps filed in Geertman slay but lawyer wants murder

HUMAN RIGHTS activists picket the prosecutor’s office in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga, to condemn the extrajudicial killing of Dutch lay missionary Wilhelmus Geertman. TONETTE OREJAS / INQUIRER Central Luzon

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—A state prosecutor has found probable cause to file robbery with homicide charges against suspects in the killing of a nongovernment organization official, Wilhelmus Geertman, a Dutch, in July 2012.   The resolution by Assistant State Prosecutor Philip Tumala, dated Dec. 27, 2012 and received by Geertman’s coworkers only on Tuesday, will […]

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Son of slain village chief cries extrajudicial killing


The son of a slain barangay captain in this far-flung town has asked President Aquino to investigate the military for its role in the killing of his mother which he tagged as a case of extrajudicial killing.

Posted: August 12th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Palace tells militants: Show proof military harassed Geertman

Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Saturday criticized militant groups for accusing the military of subjecting the slain Dutch nongovernment organization worker Wilhelmus Geertman to harassment in the past.

Posted: July 7th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »