Category: Human Rights

  • Prosecution Fails to Present Evidence; Jose Cawiding Released

    What an injustice to the man. Hinuli siya, ikinulong, tapos wala naman palang ebidensiya laban sa kanya. Anya met. From Sunstar Baguio: THE Benguet Provincial Jail practically became the residence of Bayan Muna leader Jose Cawiding, since his detention in October last year. But in an order signed last March 16 by Bontoc Regional Trial […]

  • United Nations, Here He Comes

    Thanks to Trublue for telling us about Jaylord Langbayan in his comment here. Jerome, an Igorot kid from Aurora is going to represent the Philippines in a special UN session for children. Here’s the report from Philippine Star (via ABS-CBN). 16-year-old Igorot student to represent RP in UN special sessionBy RAINIER ALLAN RONDAThe Philippine StarA […]

  • Two Years Later: Remembering Pepe Manegdeg

    We’re publishing the reflections of Dom-an Macagne-Manegdeg on the killing of her husband Jose “Pepe” Manegdeg. Pepe was an NGO/church worker who was killed in Ilocos Sur two years ago. His case remains unsolved and according to this update, Dom-an and her family are now facing threats apparently because they continue to seek justice for […]

  • Child Abusers in Our Midst

    Update: The Digital Chain has a post on the profile of child abusers here. And Padma published a poem by Chinee Palatino which tackles child sexual abuse. Both are must reads. ***Physical and sexual abuse of children is being reported more often in the Cordilleras. Here’s a report on child abuse cases in Mt. Province […]

  • Gloria’s Now for Human Rights? The World Yawns

    Were you, like us, surprised when Gloria suddenly became a human rights warrior? Don’t know what we’re talking about? Well here’s the story: Gloria was in Singapore this week to attend the ASEAN summit. During the summit, she suddenly went, “Yo! Myanmar military junta, the Philippines won’t vote for the ASEAN charter if you don’t […]