Karapatan called on the Malolos Regional Trial Court Branch 19 “to act with haste in undertaking the promulgation hearing on the charges of kidnapping and serious illegal detention with serious physical injuries filed by farmer-brothers Raymond and Reynaldo Manalo.”
Month: September 2023
Environmental group said the Aerotropolis project has “resulted in the displacement of coastal communities, the loss of their livelihood, the deforestation of their mangrove forest, and numerous cases of harassment from police and military agents.”
Karapatan demands a stop to what they describe as “steadily growing cases of violation against the International Humanitarian Law (IHL).”
The vog carries acidic gasses like sulfur dioxide (SO2), which can cause eye, throat, and skin irritation, breathing difficulties, chest tightness, headaches, sore throats, nausea, and fatigue. It can also worsen pre-existing health conditions such as asthma, lung problems, and heart disease.
On Sept. 27, the Malolos City Regional Trial Court Branch 19 will decide on the charges of kidnapping and serious illegal detention with physical injuries filed by farmer Raymond Manalo and his late twin brother, Reynaldo, against retired general Jovito Palparan Jr. and five other agents.
“There is an urgency to reinstate NFA’s functions that were removed by the Rice Liberalization Law. Only then can the NFA have an influence on the local rice industry that is now dominated by the private sector. One of the priorities now is to be able to lower the price of rice and to make it affordable.”
“If the ‘war on drugs’ were effective, the proliferation of illegal drugs would no longer be an issue. If domestic investigations were efficient, I wouldn’t be here asking for help again.”
“They [soldiers] should be the ones protecting our youth who speak up, not the ones repressing our rights to speak out.” – Aila Joy Esperida, editor-in-chief of The Democrat.
Students from state universities are calling for higher budgets for science laboratories, classrooms, and equipment amid expectations of excellence.
“Reprimands against few government officials charged in the said cases can be viewed as mere slaps on the wrists, considering the sufferings endured by Nasino and NUPL and the gravity of the offenses. Full accountability for those responsible in violating their rights can be hardly gleaned from these decisions.” – Karapatan
“It was a period of unmitigated tyranny and corruption in our history that we must never forget and, more importantly, must never allow to happen again.” That was the core message – reflected on t-shirts, flyers, placards and streamers – that human rights defenders reiterated as protesters across the nation once more recalled Ferdinand Marcos…