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Human Rights Victims Claims Board: Where the elderly pour out their pain

THIS PHOTO of police brutality on protesters is among those displayed in the exhibit, “Himagsik at Protesta,” put up by Karapatan at the University of the Philippines Library until Sept. 21 for the 40th anniversary of the declaration of martial rule. PHOTO REPRODUCTION BY TONETTE OREJAS

Outside a dull, unremarkable building at the University of the Philippines (UP) in Quezon City, a line of weary, graying folk brave the heat and the long wait to tell their stories from four decades ago.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

10 Abus, 7 soldiers slain in Jolo clash


Ten Abu Sayyaf bandits and seven soldiers were killed on Thursday in one of the bloodiest clashes in the southern Philippines in recent months, the military said.

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Kidnapped businessman in Sulu freed by captors


A local businessman who was kidnapped in October 2013 was freed in Jolo, Sulu, on Tuesday afternoon (June 10), a belated police report said.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Militants free Filipino businesswoman from jungle

Jolo airport in Sulu. CONTRIBUTED IMAGE

Abu Sayyaf militants freed a businesswoman Wednesday by abandoning her near an airport in the southern Philippines after holding her in the jungle for more than three months, officials said.

Posted: May 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gunmen abduct 2 children, nanny, driver in Jolo


The Philippine military says gunmen have abducted two children, their nanny and a driver while on the way to school in the restive southern region notorious for ransom kidnappings by Islamic militants.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »