Monthly Archive for April, 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: Kuusela Hilo Justice for Melissa Roxas Campaign Email: info@justiceformelissa.org Website: www.justiceformelissa.org Los Angeles Community Stands with Melissa to Condemn Philippine Government’s On-Going Cover-up of Enforced Disappearances and Torture What: Emergency Rally Where: Philippine Consulate, 3600 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010 When: Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM *Photo [...]

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Personal Statement by Melissa Roxas It has been nearly two years since the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR) started their investigation into my case of abduction and torture. They have finally come out with a resolution but one that is filled with misleading and inconsistent conclusions.  Not only is it a far [...]

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Karapatan Statement “If we have seen the horrible gross, systematic rights violations during the Arroyo regime, we should brace ourselves for the continuation of these violations and the rule of IMPUNITY under the Aquino regime’s Oplan Bayanihan,” so warned Marie Hilao-Enriquez, Chairperson of the human rights alliance, KARAPATAN, commenting on the recent CHR resolution on [...]

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Desaparecidos Statement “How else can victims of human rights violations seek the help of the Commission on Human Rights if the commission screws up on our claims,” Lorena P. Santos, deputy secretary general of Families of the Desaparecidos for Justice said as her group criticized the CHR investigation on the abduction and torture of Melissa [...]

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MAKABAYAN Coalition Statement Former House representative and MAKABAYAN Coalition vice president Liza Maza lambasted the latest Commission of Human Rights (CHR) report signed by its chair Ma. Loretta Ann Rosales absolving state forces from the abduction and torture of Melissa Roxas in 2009. Maza called Rosales a “coddler of torturers”. “It is a fact that [...]

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NEWS RELEASE Reference: Atty. Edre U. Olalia National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) Secretary – General (09175113373) Human rights lawyers association National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) challenged the resolution of the Commission of Human Rights on the abduction and torture of Melissa Roxas, a Filipino-American activist and Bayan-USA member. “We are at a loss [...]

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PRESS RELEASE Contact: Rhonda Ramiro BAYAN-USA Secretary General secgen@bayanusa.org “This is a cover-up,” stated BAYAN-USA Chair Bernadette Ellorin in response to the release of a Resolution by the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR) on the case of the abduction and torture of Filipino American Melissa Roxas on May 19, 2009.  The result [...]

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PRESS RELEASE BAYAN Philippines The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan slammed the Commission on Human Rights for saying that Fil-Am activist Melissa Roxas may have been abducted by the New People’s Army and not the Armed Forces of the Philippines. “This assertion is misleading and practically clears the AFP of any liability. The resolution is [...]

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PRESS RELEASE BAYAN Philippines The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan today slammed the Commission on Human Rights resolution on the case of the abduction and torture of Fil-Am activist Melissa Roxas. The group said that the report “practically clears the AFP of any wrongdoing”. “We are very disappointed with the report. This seems to be [...]

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