“Given the example set by the late CHR Chair Chito Gascon, Atty. Palpal-latoc has big shoes to fill. But we hope to see the same exacting standards of integrity, independence, probity, steadfastness as well as openness and support for victims of human rights violations that are demanded of him and the entire commission especially amid a pervasive climate of impunity.”
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“The country lost a dedicated public servant who never cowered in fear in asserting people’s rights and civil liberties despite every curse and insult of a tyrannical president since 2016.”
“This only proves that the ‘nanlaban’ narrative of the police is a lie.”
This Women’s Month, rights group Karapatan called on the Commission on Human Rights to look into the case of pregnant Elizabeth Estilon, and Enriqueta Guelas, 62, who were arrested on Dec. 24, 2020 following a raid in barangay Lalod, Bulusan, Sorsogon and charged with violation of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 and illegal possession of firearms and explosives.
“Rights are not won through silence, through fence sitting and inaction. Rights are won and claimed through difficult, arduous, beautiful, creative and vibrant struggle.”
Clamor said the attempts to discredit human rights defenders and progressive organisations aim to prevent them from pursuing justice for the victims of rights violations.
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective What is the impact of practically dissolving or immobilizing the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) when the House of Representatives gave it a preposterously meager budget of P1, 000? What are the implications of moving for the impeachment of another Supreme Court Chief Justice, this time around it’s Chief Justice…
“This is a welcome development though it is five years late.”
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
A fact finding mission confirmed suspicions that four-year-old Rodelyn was killed by an explosion caused by an M203 grenade, belying claims of the military that an improvised explosive device from the NPA was the cause.
By RONALYN V. OLEA
It has been 26 years since dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos was toppled but the victims of tyranny have not received any compensation from the government.