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Zamboanga folk rally: ‘We’ve had enough’

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At least 700 protesters, mostly evacuees, students, Moro professionals and members of nongovernment and civil society groups, staged a rally here Wednesday saying they’ve had enough of subhuman conditions in shelters for residents displaced by the fighting between followers of Nur Misuari and government soldiers in September last year.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Laguna police, intelligence chiefs sacked over ‘torture’ reports

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The head of the Laguna police and the chief of the police intelligence branch (PIB) in the same province were relieved of their posts, following allegations of torture and maltreatment of police detainees in an unauthorized detention facility in Biñan City, Laguna.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

14 more sue 10 Biñan cops over ‘wheel of torture’ game

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Commission on Human Rights Chairwoman Loretta Ann Rosales. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Fourteen more detainees who claimed to be victims of the so-called Wheel of Torture game in a police camp in Biñan, Laguna, have come forward to file complaints against 10 relieved policemen of Biñan, Laguna, who were allegedly behind the crime.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Land-grabbing now prevails in ‘Yolanda’ disaster areas—right groups

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Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) has made it easier for land-grabbers to take land from the landless in areas ravaged by the storm, according to the rights groups Focus on the Global South and the Rural Poor Institute for Land and Human Rights Services (Rights) Network.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

25 activists so far killed in Southern Mindanao under Aquino – Karapatan

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The human rights group Karapatan (Right) released the names of 25 people, most of them political activists and three of them children, killed in Southern Mindanao since President Aquino assumed power.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

CHR to document ‘hate crimes’ vs LGBTs

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Commission on Human Rights Chairwoman Loretta Ann Rosales. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

To help stop abuses against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders (LGBTs), the Commission on Human Rights on Tuesday said it will systematically document “hate crimes” against LGBTs, just like the human rights violations during Martial Law in the 1970s.

Posted: July 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cardinal Tagle tells Edita Burgos not to lose hope in search for Jonas

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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.

Posted: April 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Catholic nuns dismayed by Aquino administration’s first 3 years in office

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An alliance of religious groups in the country has expressed disappointment and frustration over the three-year-old Aquino administration particularly for its supposed failure to punish the corrupt and resolve cases of human rights violations.

Posted: April 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

AFP pressed to release security guard

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Militant groups on Tuesday trooped to the Court of Appeals which was hearing the case of the missing security guard allegedly taken by the military for being a member of the Communist Party of the Philippines.

Posted: April 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Egyptian protesters operated on without anaesthetic

An image grab taken from Egypt's Nile TV shows Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi taking the oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony at the Constitutional Court in Cairo on June 30, 2012. AFP PHOTO/NILE TV

The Egyptian military ordered senior doctors to operate without anaesthetic on protesters injured during demonstrations against military rule, according to extracts of a leaked report published in the Guardian newspaper on Friday.

Posted: April 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

AFP: Compensation to rights victims corrects mistakes of past

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines, one of the institutions blamed for the atrocities during martial law, has welcomed the law granting compensation to the victims of human rights during that dark chapter of Philippine history

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CHR says cops are on top of rights violators’ list in Bicol

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The regional office of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) tagged police as the top human rights violator in Bicol although the number of cases of rights violations in the region dropped.

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Marcos sins, victims’ woes to be taught in schools

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JAILED TWICE One of the victims of martial law abuses, Carmencita Florentino, 64, is shown peering through the screen door of her home in a poor area of Tatalon, Quezon City. More than 9,000 victims stand to receive compensation from the $246-million fund the government recovered from the Marcos wealth. Florentino was jailed twice, in 1977 and 1978. Bullit Marquez/AP

So the nation will remember not to forget, a bill that recognizes for the first time that the Marcos dictatorship committed atrocities against Filipinos also mandates the teaching in schools of the abuses inflicted on its opponents and the heroism of those who fought the regime.

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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