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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 »

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

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 »