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Makabayan lawmakers laud Palparan’s arrest

Fugitive former Philippine Army Maj.Gen. Jovito Palparan talks to the media at the National Bureau of Investigation following his capture by NBI agents Tuesday, Aug.12, 2014 in Manila, Philippines.  Military spokesman Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala said military intelligence and National Bureau of Investigation agents arrested Jovito Palparan in a hideout in a district of Manila. Palparan,63, was wanted in the kidnapping of two students, fulfilling a promise by President Benigno Aquinio III to bring high-profile criminal suspects to justice, official said. He went into hiding in December 2011.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Makabayan solons on Tuesday lauded the arrest of fugitive Jovito Palparan who was accused by militants as the “Butcher” allegedly behind human-rights violations against activists.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino ouster pushed over rights violations

Photo by Nestor Corrales/INQUIRER.net

Militants in Commonwealth Avenue called for the ouster of President Benigno Aquino III for his alleged violations of civilians’ rights, hours before he is set to deliver his penultimate State of the Nation Address.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Local officials admit rampant warrantless arrests in Basilan

Isabela City Hall in Basilan. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Local authorities here have acknowledged that the rampant violation of human rights in Basilan, including the warrantless arrests of criminal suspects that eventually lead to their disappearance, could even overshadow the kidnappings done by the terrorist Abu Sayyaf.

Posted: May 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

US reporter raises rights violations under Aquino


US President Barack Obama on Monday did not raise the subject of human rights violations with President Aquino, but a foreign correspondent did.

Posted: April 29th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Zamboanga folk rally: ‘We’ve had enough’


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 »