Human rights groups advocates on Tuesday lauded the long overdue arrest of Ret. Gen. Jovito Palparan but urged the government to prosecute him immediately so “that justice will be served.” (photo by Kenneth Guda)
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As the country joined the global observance last August 9 during the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, an organization of tribal communities deplored the Aquino administration for having made them “sacrificial lambs” for the government’s various projects and programs.
Karadyawan said “the military are using our communities as shields, they are occupying our churches and schools, accusing and forcing some of us to surrender including some of our young children being forced by them to be their guides on their pursuit against NPAs [New People’s Army]”.
A Metro Manila-based media watchdog said that Department of Justice was not only “remiss of its duties” to bring justice to the families of the Ampatuan massacre victims but, also failed to handle well the case.
A delegation of North America-Philippines Solidarity Affair (NAPSA) said the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) between the United States of America and the Philippines “protects and defends US strategic interests and hegemony throughout the world by establishing control over strategic straits around the world.”
Swiss mining giant Glencore will go on trial before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) in Geneva this month for “troubling human rights violations in the Philippines.”
Teachers across the country mounted a protest action today dubbed as “Black armband Friday” to demand increase in their salary and to condemn President Benigno Aquino III’s “arrogant defense” of his controversial use of government savings called Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).
An organization of tribal communities on Wednesday scored on the Aquino administration over “the escalating deaths and displacements of Lumads in the country because of large-scale mining projects, and of the implementation of counter insurgency program Oplan Bayanihan”.
A media watchdog said it is not expecting a mention of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill during President Benigno Aquino’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) next week on July 28.
Progressive groups have set a series of street protests this week to expose the “lies and failure of the government in addressing corruption, poverty, national security, human rights and environment” in time for President Benigno Aquino III’s 4th State of Nation Address (Sona) on July 28.