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UN rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes

Men hold Syrian flags during a protest against the Israeli army's bombings in the Gaza strip in Paris, France, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.  AP

The U.N.’s top human rights official demanded Wednesday that all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip refrain from indiscriminate attacks on civilians, warning that violations may amount to war crimes.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

New AFP chief to soldiers: Respect human rights

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“No collateral damage in military operations.” This was the stern warning of the newly installed Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr., to his men on Tuesday, as he began his tour of the various military headquarters in the country.

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

Rights group accuses ‘state agents’ of killing father of girl slain in military operations

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The human rights group Karapatan in Southern Mindanao has claimed that “state agents” were most likely behind the July 19 murder of Gregorio Gelacio, the father of the 9-year-old girl killed during a military operation in New Bataan, Compostela Valley, about seven years ago.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

The travails of martial law victims

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Jobless and widowed, Rowena, 44, continues to break into tears each time she recalls her ordeal during martial law.

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

16,000 rights victims urged to file claims: Deadline is Nov. 10

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A PAGE FROM MARTIAL LAW HISTORY. The dictatorship was practically on its last legs when the usual suspects in the Marcos opposition led yet another protest march on Oct. 7, 1984. In a little over a year, People Power on Edsa would stun the world. From right: Etta Rosales, Lily de las Alas-Padilla, Cory Aquino, Wigberto Tañada, Lorenzo Tañada, Ramon Pedrosa, Ambrosio Padilla and—can you please name these two unidentified braves at the extreme left. They marched from Santo Domingo Church on Quezon Blvd Extension in Quezon City to Welcome Rotonda, on the boundary with Manila, where a reception party of riot cops dispersed them. INQUIRER PHOTO

Tell your stories and claim your rights, an official of the Human Rights Victims Claims Board (HRVCB) on Friday urged victims of martial law, as the Nov. 10 deadline for the filing of claims approaches.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

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