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Protesters from Mindanao storm mining company in Makati

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Mining Protesters

About 50 environmental advocates from Mindanao stormed the headquarters of a mining company in Makati City on Tuesday to protest the alleged killings and displacement of indigenous peoples in their communities.

Posted: November 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Return Palparan to Bulacan, kin of missing UP students ask CA

A member of human rights group Karapatan holds a placard showing the group’s protest of the transfer of retired Maj. General Jovito Palparan Jr. to a Philippine Army detention cell in Fort Bonifacio from the Bulacan provincial jail in a rally outside the Edsa gate of Camp Aguinaldo.  FILE PHOTO

The families of missing University of the Philippines (UP) students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño have asked the Court of Appeals (CA) to move detained kidnapping suspect retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. from a military detention facility to a civilian jail, preferably his former cell at the Bulacan provincial jail.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

2009 Maguindanao massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows

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In this Nov. 24, 2009 file photo, police officers carry one of dead bodies they recovered along a hillside in Datu Ampatuan, Maguindanao province, southern Philippines. Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, in a southern Philippine province, the body count continues to rise.(AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, in a southern Philippine province, the body count continues to rise.

Posted: November 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Laude murder highlights struggle for LGBT rights

Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude. Inquirer File Photo

The murder of a Filipina transgender woman, allegedly by a US Marine, has stoked nationalist outrage in the  Philippines  but activists say the spotlight should also be shone on “hate crimes” by locals targeting minority groups.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Palace blasts ‘baseless’ rights abuses claims under Aquino

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Responding to allegations of critics over human rights abuses allegedly committed by state security forces under the Aquino administration, a Malacañang official said Thursday that these claims are unfounded.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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