The argument that red-tagging has a chilling effect on human rights defenders is nothing new. What makes it hog the headline is that this now comes from those affiliated with the United Nations (UN).
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A journalist and four other human rights activists were reportedly arrested at 2:30 a.m. today in Tacloban City in what appeared to be a simultaneous raid of offices.
At least 3,500 pages of printed web logs with signature attacks were submitted today, Sept. 9, before a Quezon City court over the cyber-attacks carried out against alternative media outfits.
Davao Today columnist Margarita Valle filed criminal and administrative charges before the Office of the Ombudsman today against Philippine National Police and Army officers who arrested her and held her incommunicado for almost 12 hours last June 9.
Somewhere in the mountainous part of the region, there were makeshift huts made of freshly cut pieces of wood, leaves and plastic waterproof sheets. A few hammocks made of taffeta hung in between trees. These served as temporary sleeping quarters for the mobile army composed mainly of peasants, some workers and intellectuals.
Australian missionary nun Sr. Patricia Anne Fox remains resolute in the face of an Immigration order denying her visa extension application and requiring her to leave before Nov. 4.
Maria Roselle Locsin, 37, was watching television in their home on Oct. 7 in Sitio San Roque in Quezon City, along with her husband Bernie Tupaz and 10-year-old daughter, when armed men in plainclothes barged into their home.
Eden Gualberto practically raised her three children through farming. She earns P1,000 a week from selling banana, cassava and vegetables.
A human rights organization said the recent election of the Philippine government to the United Nations Human Rights Council does not in any way absolve President Rodrigo Duterte of gross human rights violations amid claims that it goes to show how human rights is respected here.
National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) consultant Adelberto Silva and four companions were arrested Monday afternoon in Sta. Cruz, Laguna.