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IBP urges gov’t to quickly solve killing of rights lawyer

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) called on the government on Tuesday to immediately solve the killing of human rights lawyer Benjamin Ramos. Ramos was killed Tuesday evening after being shot by a gunmen riding in tandem on a motorcycle. READ:Human rights lawyer shot dead in Kabankalan, Negros Occidental He was handling the case of the so-called Mabinay 6 -- six young activitists arrested in Negros Oriental last April for allegedly being communist rebels. He was also part of the team that provided assistance to peasants in Sagay in Negros Occidental, where nine sugar farmers were shot dead last October. "We decry this latest incident in a quick succession of viol...Keep on reading: IBP urges gov’t to quickly solve killing of rights lawyer.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerNov 7th, 2018

Bato dela Rosa wants tougher laws on illegal drugs

Senatorial candidate Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa, a former chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), wants stricter laws on drug offenses, but two opposition bets oppose the way the administration's war on drugs are being implemented. During a forum staged by CNN Philippines on Sunday, Dela Rosa, and opposition senatorial candidates Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano and human rights lawyer Chel Diokno were asked on how they would solve the country's drug problem. Dela Rosa reiterated his aim of getting the death penalty reimposed on on drug traffickers. "From my experience as director general nung the Bureau of Corrections, kausap ko yung mga Chinese, Taiwanese, Hongkong ...Keep on reading: Bato dela Rosa wants tougher laws on illegal drugs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

EU strongly condemns killing of Negros lawyer

The European Union on Friday said it is closely looking at the human rights situation in the country as it "strongly condemned" the killing of lawyer Benjamin Ramos. Source link link: EU 'strongly condemns' killing of Negros lawyer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Duterte slams critics blaming admin for slay of Sagay farmers lawyer | News

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday night slammed allegations linking his administration to the killing of human rights lawyer Benjamin Ramos......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Lawyer’s slay leaves Negros farmers in fear

  The killing of human rights lawyer Benjamin Ramos has appalled farmers whom the military has tagged as members or sympathizers of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), according to a group promoting sustainable agriculture.   Ramos, 56, was gunned down on Tuesday night by two men on a motorcycle in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental province, less than a month after he helped families of nine farmers who were shot dead by unknown attackers in the province.   Months before the killing of Ramos, his name and photo appeared with those of others on leaflets that identified "CNN personalities."   CNN is an acronym used by the military in ...Keep on reading: Lawyer’s slay leaves Negros farmers in fear.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Duterte blasts communists: Why would I kill a lawyer?

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte denied he was behind the killing of a lawyer for communists, as critics blamed the Philippine National Police for the death of human rights lawyer and peasant advocate Benjamin Ramos in Negros Occidental. "What the fucking shit? Why would I kill ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

Slain lawyer assists land grabbers, involved in gambling –PNP

The Philippine National Police in the Western Visayas has identified persons of interest in the killing of human rights lawyer Benjamin Ramos. Source link link: Slain lawyer assists land grabbers, involved in gambling –PNP.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

Drilon condemns killing of human rights lawyer

Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon on Thursday condemned the killing of human rights lawyer Benjamin Ramos, who was shot dead by motorcycle-riding men late Tuesday. “I condemn in the strongest term the killing of Atty. Ramos. He is a great loss to the legal profession and the Filipino people, especially the oppressed whose rights […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

Malacañang condemns killing of human rights lawyer Benjamin Ramos - Rappler

Malacañang condemns killing of human rights lawyer Benjamin Ramos - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

Lawyer for 9 slain farmers shot dead

  Lawyers and human rights groups are crying out for justice over the killing of activist-lawyer Benjamin Ramos less than a month after helping families of nine farmers who were shot dead by unknown attackers in Negros Occidental province.   Ramos, 56, a founding member of the National Union of Peoples' Lawyers (NUPL), had just bought cigarettes and was standing in front a store in his hometown of Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, when one of two men on a motorcycle shot him three times.   "We decry this latest incident in a quick succession of violent attacks against lawyers, who are now enveloped in fear as they seek to ...Keep on reading: Lawyer for 9 slain farmers shot dead.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Malacañang condemns killing of human rights lawyer Benjamin Ramos

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang condemned the killing  of human rights lawyer Benjamin Ramos on Wednesday, November 7, adding an assurance that the government would conduct a "speedy and impartial" investigation. "We strongly condemn the brutal slaying of Atty Ben Ramos, lawyer and founding member of the National Union of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

NBI probes killing of human rights lawyer

NBI probes killing of human rights lawyer.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

The condemnable killing of Sagay victims’ lawyer Ben Ramos

Human rights groups and advocates are condemning the killing of lawyer Benjamin ”Ben” Ramos, who provided legal assistance to the families of the nine sugarcane workers who were slain in Sagay, Negros Occidental in October 2018. The 56-year-old Ramos, a founding member of the National Union of People’s Lawyers and Secretary-General of its Negros Occidental […] The post The condemnable killing of Sagay victims’ lawyer Ben Ramos appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

NBI probes killing of NUPL founding member

The National Bureau of Investigation has started probing the ambush incident that killed human rights lawyer Benjamin Ramos in Negros Occidental.   Source link link: NBI probes killing of NUPL founding member.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

NBI probes killing of lawyer Ben Ramos

The National Bureau of Investigation is joining the government probe into the killing of human rights lawyer Ben Ramos......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

CHR dispatches team to probe human rights lawyer s killing

The Commission on Human Rights said that its regional office has dispatched a Quick Response Team to probe the killing of lawyer Benjamin Ramos......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

IBP calls for speedy probe into killing of Cebu lawyer

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Tuesday called on the authorities to expedite the investigation into the attack against former prosecutor Salvador Solima and his wife Verose. "The national leadership of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines decries and condemns the murder of lawyer Salvador Solima of Cebu -- the most recent in a quick succession of treacherous attacks against lawyers. What adds ignominy to this heinous offense is that it was perpetrated without regard to the sanctity of home and family," IBP National President Abdiel Dan Elijah Fajardo said in a statement. "We call on the authorities to solve this case with competence and dispatch. Lawyers, prosecuto...Keep on reading: IBP calls for speedy probe into killing of Cebu lawyer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Albayalde leads Ecija priest slay probe

PHILIPPINE National Police Chief Oscar Albayalde is supervising the investigation of the killing of Father Richmond Nilo to help quickly solve the Nueva Ecija priest’s murder on Sunday, Malacanang said on Wednesday. “Ang pinaka-latest na balita nga pala dito sa pinatay na pangatlong pari, eh si PNP Chief Albayalde na po ang nagsu-supervise sa imbestigasyon. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Letters From Davao by Jun Ledesma

EJK THE FAVORITE DISH of the political opposition, leftists and the pan-handling human rights watch organizations had always been extra-judicial-killing. And their principal suspect is then Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte now President of the Republic of the Philippines.  EJK is actually a political propaganda leveled by the adversaries of the unbeatable Mayor who, during his term as mayor, ran practically unopposed. Those who salivate for the position and dared to run were not only trounced but end up humiliated because the results of the elections have always been lopsided in favor of Digong. The last attempt of his political rivals was to consort with the Commission on Human Rights which was then chaired by Leila de Lima. This was in 2009 a few months before elections in 2010. The local human rights organization and HRW New York connived with CHR to the death of what they claimed were 280 plus victims of EJK. As if this was not enough, they succeeded in bringing in Philip Alston, a Rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Commission, to lend drama to the much ballyhooed probe conducted by CHR Chair De Lima.  HRW New York also published a book titled “You Can Die Anytime…”. For over five months of intensive and expansive investigation within which time Duterte took a leave of absence and gave up his supervisory over the police,  to assure the probers a free hand, De Lima and her team never produced a piece of evidence. CHR Chair De Lima even added spice to her task. All the members of her probe team were from Manila. The summons and warrants she all secured from the Regional Trial Courts in Metro Manila because according to her she cannot trust the judges in Davao because they are scared of the Davao Death Squads of Duterte. Well, she became Secretary of Justice and then Senator. She continued haranguing Duterte with EJK issue. The sound bites had all become too familiar as it had become too boring. When she became Senator, she resurrected the EJK charges against Mayor Duterte, who had been catapulted to the highest position of the land by then. This time she had fellow Sen. Antonio Trillanes to revive her issue against Duterte. The duo produced two witnesses, Matobato and Lascañas who at the start of the senate drama contradicted each other but then later sang the same but discordant tune. Matobato had earlier confessed that by himself he killed over 200 on orders of Duterte. Lascañas who refuted the claims of Matobato later turned 180 degrees and joined him for reasons that can be subjected to millions of speculations. This time the duo claimed they buried more than 2,200 EJK victims in an abandoned quarry which is just about three kilometers from city hall. It was the same (Laud) quarry where, in 2009, CHR Chair De Lima made several diggings to look for cadavers but found none. Oh well, they actually unearthed an incomplete skeletal remains of what looked like a Cro-Magnon man along with two pairs of a new license car plates. If you do not call that planted pieces of evidence I do not know what those are but the RTC Judge in Makati threw these out for the badly deteriorated skeletons and the license plates are inadmissible in court. As DOJ Secretary and Senator one wonders why she never came back with pick and shovel this time with Matobato and Lascañas in tow. They could have easily pinpoint the graveyard since they alleged they buried their victims there. This time with more than 2,200 victims buried in that small quarry land, one can shoot an arrow in the air and it could fell anywhere on a burial ground and find their victims there. Instead, De Lima, Trillanes, Matobato and Lascañas opted to unearth their victims in the halls of the senate. I must say though that they succeeded in their quest because they not only increased the numbers of alleged EJK from 300 to 2,200 in Davao City alone and then to 3,000 plus which became the adopted figure of Time Magazine, Rappler and the rest of anti-Duterte publications. The exaggeration did not end there for anywhere from 7,000 to  over 13,000 is now what you see in their score board. The amplification of EJK estimates also depend on events. Before the ASEAN summit in Manila,  an organization even came out with a jarring figures alleging 30-million perished by EJK in the Philippines. Whatever are the concocted figures  by whoever extrapolates or publishes it the fact remains that majority of the Filipinos supports President Duterte on his war on drugs.  This is reflected by the results of surveys which complimented each other’s findings. The positive indicators however are always drowned by the noise and overestimations of the rabid critics of Duterte. For whatever reasons moreover, recently the razzmatazz over EJK had died down as quickly as the numbers of the victims rise. I can only attribute this to the potential bombshell that the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine will create. Suddenly parents of children inoculated with the vaccine are confronted with a terrible and horrible prospect their kids might suffer the severe attack of dengue. The attack dogs that had a pound of flesh of Duterte had their tails behind their legs and the rabid fangs clamped. It is time to think of how to parry the slings […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

Diokno urges SC to invalidate PNP, DILG orders on drug war

MANILA, Philippines — A human rights lawyer on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to declare as unconstitutional a police and an Interior department memorandum.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 21st, 2017

CHR exec claims the law, human rights being mocked by lawyers

"Justice, human rights, and the rule of law are being mocked by a lawyer aided and abetted by fellow lawyers." This, in gist, is the political condition that the country is facing, Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Commissioner Roberto Cadiz said in a press conference in Pasig City on Monday. Citing the spate of killings in the country amid President Rodrigo Duterte's crackdown on illegal drugs, Cadiz urged lawyers to stand up for the rule of law and human rights. Duterte, a lawyer, has denied accusations of ordering extrajudicial killing, while reiterating that policemen may act in self defense and kill drug suspects that violently resist arrest. The CHR commissioner also...Keep on reading: CHR exec claims the law, human rights being mocked by lawyers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 20th, 2017