Category: human rights watch

Mar and Grace must speak out

… The two won a combined vote of 18.6 million compared to President Duterte’s 15.9 million (Santiago and Binay earned a paltry 6.7 million votes combined). If Poe and Roxas speak out, Duterte may taunt them as losers. If he … Continue reading

Apparent Excessive Force Used at Kidapawan Protest

Human Rights Watch (Kidapawan City) – The Philippine police may have used unnecessary lethal force in breaking up a demonstration by farmers in Kidapawan City on April 1, 2016, Human Rights Watch said today. The police used batons and guns … Continue reading

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Walking in Fear in the Philippines

By Carlos Conde In a country where extrajudicial executions by state security forces are a longstanding problem, potential victims take any threat seriously. So when farmers’ rights activist Eduardo Regidor noticed that three armed men were trailing him around Davao … Continue reading

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Getting their due

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo The passage of the landmark Marcos human rights victims compensation bill or the “Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013” is a most welcome development even if reservations persist about how it will be implemented, … Continue reading

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: Obama Should Press Aquino to Tackle Abuses

Justice Remains Elusive for Victims of Past Abuses (Washington, DC, June 7, 2012) – US President Barack Obama should press Philippine President Benigno Aquino III to bring to justice security forces implicated in serious human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch … Continue reading


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