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'DuterteLegacy | 4 years of gross human rights violations, impunity

“It is not enough to argue that the Government’s heavy-handed policies remain popular in the country. Because victims tend to be from lower socio-economic classes and relatively disempowered communities, there is an even stronger imperative to ensure their protection. We must not let them down. Political leadership is about respecting, promoting and protecting the rights of everyone in society, in particular the most vulnerable, so as to leave no one behind.” -- UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet The post #DuterteLegacy | 4 years of gross human rights violations, impunity appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Groups demand release of political prisoner who gave birth

Nasino is among the petitioners in an urgent plea filed before the Supreme Court, calling for release of vulnerable prisoners in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The high court has yet to resolve the said petition. The post Groups demand release of political prisoner who gave birth appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Tale of the cardboard

By DEE AYROSO The post Tale of the cardboard appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Bayan Muna seeks dismissal of red-tagging general

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA– A progressive lawmaker is seeking the dismissal of a ranking military general notoriously known for red-tagging human rights defenders, journalists, and critics of the Duterte administration. In a 32-page complaint submitted to the Office of the Ombudsman, Bayan Muna Carlos Zarate said the respondent Maj. Gen. Antonio Parlade… The post Bayan Muna seeks dismissal of red-tagging general appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Advocates debunk PH government’s claim of ‘respecting human rights’

“The Philippine government cannot just simply throw all consistent and persistent accounts of violations and frustrations with domestic remedies through the token of another washing machine to discombobulate the mind and deodorize the foul stink." The post Advocates debunk PH government’s claim of ‘respecting human rights’ appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsJul 1st, 2020Related News

Why redeploying community doctors won’t do good for Cebu’s fight vs. COVID-19

“This is not at all a rational solution to the problem. This move will further deplete our pool of physicians as more doctors will be exposed to the virus and its possible fatal consequences.” The post Why redeploying community doctors won’t do good for Cebu’s fight vs. COVID-19 appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsJun 30th, 2020Related News

Duterte tagged as ‘worse than COVID-19 virus’

“Si Duterte ang pinakamasahol, pinakanakamamatay at pinakapahirap na virus na nanalasa sa mamamayan.” (Duterte is the worst, most lethal, most burdensome virus to afflict the Filipino people.) The post Duterte tagged as ‘worse than COVID-19 virus’ appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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NTC’s shutdown of Sky Direct, TV Plus to affect 55 M Filipinos

“It is clear that the goal of this administration is not only to shut down ABS-CBN but to send a message throughout the media industry.” The post NTC’s shutdown of Sky Direct, TV Plus to affect 55 M Filipinos appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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‘Pride20’ walk free after 4-day detention

At around 8:00 pm, the Pride20 have been released from Manila Police District (MPD) after being detained for four days. The post ‘Pride20’ walk free after 4-day detention appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Women’s group condemns arrest of 'Pride20, cites violation of international laws

“The arrest of #Pride20 directly goes against the Philippine government’s pledge of commitment to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women’s (CEDAW).” By AARON MACARAEG Bulatlat.com MANILA– An international women’s group condemned arrest of 20 members of LGBTQIA+ and their supporters, also known as #Pride20, while holding a protest commemorating… The post Women’s group condemns arrest of #Pride20, cites violation of international laws appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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‘No legal basis for charges vs 'Pride20’ – lawyers group

“The authorities cannot violently disperse it and forcefully arrest the protesters, when the said protest action is held peacefully and, now with proper observance of health protocols under the COVID-19 pandemic.” The post ‘No legal basis for charges vs #Pride20’ – lawyers group appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Group condemns another Chinese ‘hit-and-run’ incident on PHL waters

“We do not want a repeat of the injustice against our fisher folk. The owner and captain of the the Chinese ship must be held into account for ramming them and for their violation of the rights of our Filipino fisher folk in our own seas.” By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA Kodao Productions A fishers’ group… The post Group condemns another Chinese ‘hit-and-run’ incident on PHL waters appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Kanlaon

Ni JHIO JAN A. NAVARRO Yanig at nginig ng isla’y hiwatig Ng hapis ng Kanlaon, ng muhi Na pinagningas ng pangangamkam Ng lupa’t labis na danak ng dugo. Kislap ng luhang nangingilid Ang andap sa tuktok Sa tuwinang ili-ili ay inaawit upang Aluin ang mga sanggol na sa dulo Ng kuwarenta y cinco’y pinagkaitan Ng… The post Kanlaon appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Takot

Ni Renan Ortiz (Bulatlat.com) The post Takot appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Jeepney drivers plea for aid, resumption of operations 

BY REIN TARINAY Bulatlat.com MANILA— With palms wide open. This is how jeepney drivers reach for our fare, but the palms then used for reaching payment and giving back change are now being used to beg for alms. Thousands of jeepney drivers find it difficult to cope with the three-month lockdown as they have been… The post Jeepney drivers plea for aid, resumption of operations  appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsJun 28th, 2020Related News

'PRIDE20: Queer activists, supporters arrested during a Pride Protest

“There is no other way to describe this violent dispersal as a blatant attack on the LGBTQ+ community and its long history of militant resistance against State repression, especially amid the looming passage of the Anti-Terrorism Bill.” BY AARON MACARAEG Bulatlat.com MANILA– LGBTQIA+ activists and their allies came to celebrate on Thursday, June 26 the… The post #PRIDE20: Queer activists, supporters arrested during a Pride Protest appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsJun 27th, 2020Related News

UN experts remind Duterte administration of responsibility in upholding human rights

“Whether they like it or not, the government is responsible for human rights. Not the UN Special Rapporteurs, the civil society. This is the responsibility that they all (States) have signed.” The post UN experts remind Duterte administration of responsibility in upholding human rights appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsJun 27th, 2020Related News

UN expert expresses concern on anti-terror bill

"The advancement of broad, vague and overly abrasive definition and legislation relating to terrorism can have the opposite of the intended effect which is that by silencing voices, by cracking down on civil society, by weakening the due process and protections offered by the criminal justice system that doesn’t strengthen the States by rather weakening the due process protections offered by the criminal justice system -- that doesn’t strengthen the States but rather weakens it in the long run.” The post UN expert expresses concern on anti-terror bill appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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True to his words

By DEE AYROSO The post True to his words appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Lumad chieftain, 6 others arrested in Misamis Oriental

Kalumbay described Datu Reynaldo Ayuma as being “consistently at the forefront of the struggle of the Camansi evacuees against development aggression of their ancestral domain.” The post Lumad chieftain, 6 others arrested in Misamis Oriental appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsJun 26th, 2020Related News