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UN body adopts reso to probe killings in PH

MANILA — In a historic decision, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted July 11 the Iceland’s resolution to look into the human rights situation in the Philippines. During the 41st session of the UN HRC in Geneva, Switzerland, 18 countries voted in favor of the resolution while 14 voted against. Fifteen member-states abstained from 

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Didipio residents stage barricade as Oceanagold continues operation sans license

“The ongoing barricade by the affected citizens in Nueva Vizcaya echoes the battle that we’ve been long fighting. We want them gone and be held liable for their atrocities…” By JOHN AARON MARK MACARAEG Bulatlat.com MANILA — The continuous operation of mining company Oceanagold, despite the expiration of its financial and technical assistance agreement (FTAA) 

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Rights group lauds Iceland’s resolution on PH rights situation

“It is a big step in stride with other parallel measures and contemporaneous efforts that merits the full support of an intergovernmental body that is mandated to ensure the promotion, protection and respect for human rights at the global level.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Human rights group Karapatan welcomes the draft 

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2 political prisoners in Samar released

Based on Karapatan’s data, there are 532 political prisoners in the country, 209 of whom were arrested under President Duterte’s administration. By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Not guilty. This was the decision of Basey Regional Trial Court Judge Tarcelo Sabarre on the case of illegal possession of firearms and explosives against Joel 

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Bloody Sunday in the Philippines

3 Daylight Killings Highlight Rampant Impunity By Carlos H. Conde Human Rights Watch Three people – an activist church worker, a provincial politician, and a businessman – were killed in separate attacks in the Philippines on Sunday by unidentified gunmen riding motorcycles. The media reported that on July 7, gunmen shot dead Salvador Romano, 42, 

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Justice Carpio refutes Duterte gov’t: China can’t fish in PH

By Paterno Esmaquel II Rappler.com MANILA– Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio refuted the Duterte government on Tuesday evening, June 25, and said it cannot allow Chinese fishermen to fish in the West Philippine Sea. Carpio issued this statement after Malacañang, interpreting President Rodrigo Duterte, said the Philippines “will allow” China to fish in 

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Sinking of PH vessel by Chinese vessel ‘a first’

‘It is enough reason for this administration to seriously reconsider its friendship policy toward China,’ maritime law expert Jay Batongbacal tells Rappler MANILA, Philippines – The sinking of a Filipino vessel in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) as exposed on Wednesday, June 12, is a first in the dispute between the Philippines and 

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3 speeches in a row, Duterte silent on Chinese ship sinking PH vessel

The Philippine president has yet to publicly remark on the incident in the West Philippine Sea MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has not made any public statement about the ramming of a Philippine fishing boat by a Chinese vessel a day after the defense department bared it and 4 days after the incident 

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Robredo to Filipinos: It’s our duty to ensure a ‘free, just, humane’ society

‘Nawa’y pukawin ng pagdiriwang na ito ang isang malalim na pagmamahal para sa bayan,’ says Vice President Leni Robredo on Independence Day MANILA–Vice President Leni Robredo reminded Filipinos that they are tasked to continue protecting the freedoms their forefathers fought for when the Philippines was liberated from Spain 121 years ago. Robredo led the flag-raising 

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Analysts: Comelec violated the automation law

By Ronalyn V. Olea Bulatlat.com MANILA – In the fourth automated elections, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) was once again found violating the provisions of the Automated Elections System (AES) Law. In an interview with Bulatlat, Dr. Temario Rivera of AES Watch pointed out that Comelec did not fulfill the requirements set by the law 

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