From Bulatlat.com Published on August 21, 2009, 8:24 PM The Philippine military, through its attack dogs Pastor Alcover and Jovito Palparan, are trying to discredit the Commission on Human Rights and its chairperson, Leila de Lima. Human-rights groups are understandably concerned. “Now that the CHR chairperson insists on the mandate of the commission, they consider [...]
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Posted in Articles on Jul 29th, 2009
From Bulatlat.com Published on July 29, 2009, 1:18 PM Below is the opening statement made by Filipino-American activist Melissa Roxas during a hearing by the House committee on human rights on her allegations of abduction and torture in the hands of the Philippine military. Good morning, honorable members of the House of Representatives, friends and [...]
Posted in Articles on Jul 19th, 2009
From Bulatlat.com Published on July 19, 2009, 12:24 PM Having to leave the Philippines for the United States when she was nine years old was a particularly painful experience for Filipino-American Melissa Roxas. Her desire to trace her roots brought her back to the country of her birth where, in May, soldiers kidnapped and tortured [...]