By Frances Mangosing
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.
By Julie Alipala
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.
By TJ A. Burgonio
US President Barack Obama on Monday did not raise the subject of human rights violations with President Aquino, but a foreign correspondent did.
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.
By Maricar Cinco
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.