In Southern Mindanao, the human rights group Karapatan recorded 56 deaths of human rights defenders from the start of the Duterte administration from July 2016 to August 2021. The region also tallied 30 political detainees in the same period.
On its Facebook page, the Council for Health and Development said it “condemns in the strongest possible terms the senseless killing” of Andutan.
The families, who waited through ten years to hear the conviction, said they are worried of recent news from their lawyer Attorney Nena Santos, who said the Ampatuans have appealed to the Office of the President the Department of Justice to overturn the decisio of Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes.
Don’t rejoice yet. Says human rights lawyers as the government announced that the International Criminal Court (ICC) temporarily suspended its…
The report said the victims were brought to the United States through questionably obtained visas, where they were tasked to do house chores, gave the pastor massages, and perform sex as their “night duty”.
For educators and many more people who had experienced Pops’ missionary work, they believe he will never be forgotten.
Agustin ‘ Don’ Pagusara, a Palanca awardee for stories, poems and plays in Cebuano, said survivors need to speak up of the horrors they experienced to let the young generation know of what happened in the past.
More than 1,500 Sumifru workers lost their jobs recently in Tagbina, Surigao del Sur after management stopped production last June.
Condemnation and grief poured after the death of another human rights lawyer, Juan Macababad, who was killed by unidentified assailants outside his home in Surallah, South Cotabato, on September 14 Wednesday afternoon.
Veteran journalist and Davao Today columnist Margarita ‘Ging’ Valle will appeal to higher courts the decision of the Ombudsman to acquit police officers who wrongfully arrested her in June 2019.