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‘Undas’ a difficult time for ‘desaparecidos’ kin

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THE BANTAYOG ng mga Desaparecido on the grounds of the Baclaran Church in Parañaque City lists the
names of the disappeared since 1972. RICHARD A. REYES

The families of the desaparecidos (disappeared)—persons who were never seen again after falling into the hands of state agents or under unknown circumstances during and after martial law—will mark All Saints’ Day or Undas with reluctance and sadness.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Edita Burgos still holds out hope

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EDITA Burgos

Edita Burgos still lives with the hope that her missing son, farmer-political activist Jonas Burgos, will one day knock on her door and announce that he’s home.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Singapore’s top court upholds anti-gay law

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Singapore’s highest court on Wednesday dismissed a constitutional challenge against an archaic law criminalizing sex between men, striking a fresh blow to the city-state’s growing gay-rights movement.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Homophobic attacks rise in Greece

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Greek human rights groups condemned a rise in attacks on gays Monday after two young men were savagely beaten in Athens.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Argentina rights activist finds stolen grandson after 36 years

Undated file picture showing Estela de Carlotto (left), the president of Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo (Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo) --an association that seeks to reunite babies stolen during the military regime (1976-1983) with their biological parents or relatives--with activist Adolfo Perez Esquivel (right) in Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires. Argentina rights activist Estela de Carlotto found her stolen grandson on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, after a 35-year-search.  AFP PHOTO/ARCHIVOS TELAM

An Argentine grandmother whose rights group has fought to find babies stolen during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship finally found her long-lost grandson Tuesday, 36 years after he was snatched from his mother.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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