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After 13 years, kin of Ampatuan massacre victims continue to call for justice

“We take note of the administration's commitment, communicated through the OPS, that the government will not forget this heinous crime and hope, along with the families, that full justice will not take another 13 years.” The post After 13 years, kin of Ampatuan massacre victims continue to call for justice appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource: bulatlat bulatlatNov 24th, 2022

11 years on, kin of Ampatuan massacre victims still searching for justice

Under the Duterte administration, human rights group Karapatan said the climate of impunity that has made this massacre possible has "visibly intensified," particularly as the attacks against journalists continue unabated. The post 11 years on, kin of Ampatuan massacre victims still searching for justice appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

Activists light candles for Tumandok 9 massacre victims

IP organizations and support networks organize a candle lighting activity and noise barrage in Quezon City to call for justice for the murdered Tumandok leaders in Panay. The post Activists light candles for Tumandok 9 massacre victims appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

Imperfect justice in Ampatuan Massacre

Yesterday was the 11th anniversary of the Ampatuan massacre. With the guilty verdicts imposed on many of the accused —most of the masterminds and many of the perpetuators—last December 2019, this year’s milestone is not as depressing as in previous years. At the same time, we must remember that what we achieved with the guilty verdicts is what I described in a Layman’s Guide to the Ampatuan Massacre verdict, published in MindaNews, as “imperfect justice.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2020

13 years after Maguindanao massacre, NUJP still calls to recognize 58th victim

Ma Reynafe Castillo, Reynaldo Momay's daughter, says despite their struggles, she will continue fighting for her father.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2022

Never forget | Thousands march in UP to mark 50 years of Marcos Sr.’s martial law

"Let us not be cowed. We are on the right side of history. We will continue to fight for the country. In the midst of lies and oppression, our call remains - we will struggle on." The post Never forget | Thousands march in UP to mark 50 years of Marcos Sr.’s martial law appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2022

Loved ones remember the disappeared

“We still call for justice up to now. Compensation will just pass by our hands. I hope that the next generation will continue our fight." The post Loved ones remember the disappeared appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsAug 31st, 2022

Martial law survivors demand genuine apology, continue fight for justice

"We vow to continue the claim for reparation and recognition of thousand more victims by pushing for a better reparations law. We vow to continue to claim our hard-won non-monetary benefits, as mandated in RA 10368 or Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013. We will continue to resist the historical distortion peddled by the Marcoses and their apologists, and the return of the $6 billion more that the Marcoses stole from the Filipino people." The post Martial law survivors demand genuine apology, continue fight for justice appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 26th, 2022

People vs. Sapla

Five years into President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on drugs, few reports of police abuses have been investigated, not to mention that only a handful of these abusive law enforcers have been brought to justice despite reports by human rights advocates of extrajudicial killings and thousands of victims being arrested or killed under suspicious circumstances.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

'UndoingDuterte| Five years of bloody drug war, kin of victims fight for justice

“We will not just cry, sit down and do nothing. We are victims who have learned to fight for justice not only for ourselves but for the other families as well.” The post #UndoingDuterte| Five years of bloody drug war, kin of victims fight for justice appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

Amid threats to life, lawyers continue to fight for justice

"State forces will always be there to call us into submission, to prevent us from performing our sworn duties as lawyers. But I come to realize that there is no other way to stop the rights violations but to fight. Fight the system that breeds them." The post Amid threats to life, lawyers continue to fight for justice appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsApr 27th, 2021

Call for genuine representation

The party list system is established to provide equitable opportunity and representation in government for marginalized and underrepresented sectors. Ideally, this system works to “benefit those who have less in life” by giving them “genuine hope and genuine power,” as Justice Panganiban has put it, to participate in democratic processes. However, over the years, the system has gradually failed to uphold its objective of true and proportional representation......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2021

DOJ indicts 8 more, clears 40 in Ampatuan massacre

The Department of Justice has found probable cause to file multiple murder charges against only eight out of the 48 people included in the second batch of accused in connection with the 2009 Maguindanao massacre......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2020

For kin of 58th Ampatuan massacre victim, quest for justice still continues

Ma. Reynafe Castillo, Momay’s daughter, stressed Monday that the fight to recognizing his father as the 58th victim of the gruesome massacre continues......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2020

11 years later, Maguindanao massacre far from resolved

Even with the landmark convictions of primary suspects last year, the quest for justice over the 2009 Maguindanao massacre continues as appeals remain pending and dozens of suspects remain at large......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2020

Call for justice for the disappeared continues

The group continues to demand justice for all victims of enforced disappearance and to hold into account the perpetrators. There are more than 1,000 who disappeared from Marcos dictatorship until the present administration, according to Desaparecidos. The post Call for justice for the disappeared continues appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2020

Kin renew call for justice for EJK victims

The families of victims of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances yesterday held a candle lighting ceremony in Quezon City to remember their dead during the observance of All Souls’ Day......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2020

UNESCO says Ampatuan case “unresolved” as families still pursue justice

A United Nations body made changes in their position on the Ampatuan massacred case from “resolved” to “ongoing/unresolved” following appeals of the family of the media victims and media organizations......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsSep 25th, 2020

Update on the Appeal to UNESCO regarding classification of Ampatuan massacre case as resolved

Greetings from the Philippines! We hope this letter finds you safe and well during such difficult times. We – the families of the journalists killed in the Ampatuan massacre, as well as media groups, civil society organizations, and concerned citizens who have stood with them in their continuing search for justice – wish to express our distress and disappointment as news reports, including from government media, have called attention to UNESCO’s classification of the entire case as “resolved” and citing this as an accomplishment of the Duterte administration and its efforts to protect journalists......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsSep 24th, 2020

An appeal to UNESCO

We---the families of the journalists killed in the Ampatuan massacre, as well as media groups, civil society organizations, and concerned citizens who have stood with them in their continuing search for justice---wish to express our distress and disappointment as news reports, including from government media, have called attention to UNESCO’s classification of the entire case as “resolved” and citing this as an accomplishment of the Duterte administration and its efforts to protect journalists.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 18th, 2020

Go comes to fire victims’ rescue

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has urged fire victims to continue supporting the government’s campaign to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Go made his appeal during a video call on Tuesday while his staff distributed aid to 49 displaced families that lost their homes in Sta. Cruz, Manila. “Let us not be complacent. The […] The post Go comes to fire victims’ rescue appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 10th, 2020