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This is why Time Person of the Year get mix reaction

Time magazine’s 2018 acknowledged person(s) of the year (POY) received mixed reaction from netizens. Before the end of year, the US-based news magazine picks a POY of their choice who has done the most to influence the events of the year. This 2018, it came out with not one, but […]

Pooled Editorial: Speak Truth to Power, Keep Power in Check

RODRIGO R. Duterte’s presidency has altered and controlled the public discourse so radically in its favor in ways rude and bold. One tragic result: it has restricted and narrowed the celebrated freedom of the Philippine press and the people’s cherished right to know. Pooled Editorial: Speak Truth to Power, Keep […]

Watch the PH House of Representatives abolish the Commission on Human rights

Watch the fast paced version (Cbanga360.net version) of the discussion by the lower chamber of the Philippines’ congress, the House of Representatives on the proposed 2018 budget of the Commission on Human Rights. Follow the discussion as the representative from the Party List Sagip, the Honorable Rodante Marcoleta take the […]

Despacito gets a version out of Duterte’s speeches, and it’s hilarious

Already, the two hour tedious speech of President Rodrigo Duterte during his second State of the Nation Address, was history. For one, his address was more of impromptu and unscripted, having deviated from the one running on the teleprompter. The chief executive dismissed the prepared speech as “walang kwenta” or […]

Duterte assures justice for victims of Bulacan massacre

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday assured that justice will be served to the five members of the Carlos family who were brutally murdered in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan last week. The President expressed the assurance after personally extending his condolences to Dexter Carlos whose wife, mother-in-law and three children […]

Senate suspends inquiry on extra judicial killings, Davao Death Squad

The hearing was originally scheduled for three consecutive days from Monday up until Wednesday (Oct. 3 to 5), the Senate panel had an abrupt change of temperament that resulted in the temporary suspension of inquiry. This happened after a heated exchange among senators, with one staging a walkout and a […]

Suspected drug pushers slain in Pasay with torture marks – CHR

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) revealed in a senate inquiry into extrajudicial killings on Monday said the suspected drug pushers allegedly killed by cops in Pasay City were tortured, Speaking to Senator Leila De Lima, Chair of the Committee on Justice and Human Rights, CHR-NCR Director Gilbert Boiser bared […]

Two witnesses testify on Senate probe into extrajudicial killings

Two family members of slain suspected drug pushers appeared at the Senate Monday during the inquiry intextrajudicial killings under the Duterte administration’s war on illicit drugs. The witnesses, who were wearing hoodies recounted how Philippine National Police (PNP) officers abused the suspects even though they were only accused of being […]

8 dies in Cotabato war on drugs campaign

MIDSAYAP, Cotabato — A fire fight erupted when joint government forces were to serve warrants of arrest against a certain Commander Mabrook, leader of armed elements in Barangay Nabalawag, Midsayap, (North) Cotabato at 4:30 a.m. Sunday. The clash resulted into at least eight persons killed and eight soldiers wounded during […]

Malacañan OK’s burial of former President Marcos in Libingan

It’s final. Malacañan okays burial of former President Marcos in Libingan Despite many who are against the move, including civil organizations, victims, relatives of victims and survivors, the move to finally intern the body of former President Ferdinand Marcos to the Libingan ng mga Bayani at Fort Bonifacio is almost […]

Latest count, 300 bodies and counting on Duterte’s drug war

It is now thirty one days into the 6-year term of President of the Philippines (POTP) Rodrigo Duterte. The most brazing accomplishment that splattered the face of national news were the blood and lifeless bodies of suspected drug users and pushers in various parts of Metro Manila and elsewhere in […]

North Cotabato top cops booted over violent dispersal of Kidapawan rally

KIDAPAWAN CITY, April 8 –- Two of the top Philippine National Police officers in North Cotabato province were sacked of their posts as part of the fallout of the violent dispersal of protesting farmers last April 1 here. PNP region 12 administrative head Police Sr. Supt. Danilo Peralta confirmed Friday […]

Two dead, dozens injured in violent dispersal of protesting farmers

MANILA, April 2 – Senators on Friday condemned the violent dispersal of farmers, mostly lumads, who gathered along the Cotabato-Davao highway in Kidapawan City to protest and demand for immediate relief from the devastating effects of El Niño. Initial reports disclosed that two persons were dead, identified as Rogeli Daelto […]

Senators lament the unfinished business of EDSA People Power

Was the EDSA People Power’s main purpose only to topple the administration of strongman President Ferdinand Marcos, many considered dictatorial and oppressive? Thirty years after the bloodless uprising, the fight remains an unfinished business, according to senators on Tuesday. ”EDSA has restored democracy but still has unfinished business….. freedom from […]

UK may face prosecution for arms Riyadh use to kill Yemeni civilians

Human rights watchdog Amnesty International, earlier this week, said that a UK-made missile was used by the coalition to destroy a Yemeni ceramics factory in September. One civilian died as a result of the attack. The United Kingdom may face prosecution for war crimes due to evidence that arms it […]

PM Rasmussen says Denmark has final word on EU migration policies

Danish Prime Minister Lars Rasmussen vowed Denmark will have the final say on its asylum and migration policies. The European Union (EU) is struggling to accommodate hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers from the war-torn Middle East, Asia and Africa. [flexiblemap address=”Copenhagen, Denmark” region=”EU” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”9″ ] Last […]

Murder of Masbate tabloid publisher-editor, 173rd in PH

MASBATE CITY , March 1 — A local tabloid publisher and editor in Masbate province was murdered Saturday. Ariel Verano Lerit, the publisher-editor of the tabloid Masbate Times was stabbed to death while inside a KTB bar in this city with fellow media personnel Bobby Bornillo. The unfortunate incident happened […]

Watch: Extended brutal footage of the Mamasapano massacre aftermath

Watch: Extended brutal footage of the Mamasapano massacre aftermath Here’s another video, an extended footage, of the aftermath of the gruesome, brutal massacre of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force commandos in the corn fields, the Mamasapano killing fields, on January 25, 2015. Be aware that viewer discretion is […]

Government must study MILF proposal on independent Mamasapano probe

Government must study MILF proposal on independent Mamasapano probe Feb 14, 2015 @ 06:11 MANILA, Feb. 14 — Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal has called for an independent body to investigate the gruesome Mamasapano butchery of 44 men from the PNP Special Action Force byt the […]

Urban poor to benefit from Manila housing projects

MANILA, Dec. 22 — Some 585 urban poor families stand to benefit from Manila’s housing projects after the interior and local government department and the city of Manila forged the trust fund for informal settler familie’s homes to cap off this year’s urban poor solidarity week. Leaders from government, civil […]

3,000 Bicol martial law victims to file compensation suits

No lesser than 3,000 estimated former victims of Marcos-era martial law rule are seen to file their compensation suits beginning Monday in Legazpi city. Presumed victims of human rights violations, the claimants will come from Camarines Norte, Sorsogon, Catanduanes, Masbate and Albay or from all provinces that comprises the region. […]

Government Urged to Probe Military Torture Training

A torture video was uploaded in a popular video-sharing site showing some Philippine military men beating young and new trainees. The torture video was, accordingly, submitted by the beaten soldiers, to express their dismay over the extremely cruel exercises of the Philippine Military.

Human Rights Day 2010, Morong 43 and Diplomacy

In the past few weeks, we featured five build-up guest posts with specific reference to prevailing human rights atmosphere in the PH. What a good “coincidence” that as the Philippines, and other nations of the world, observe today, December 10th International Human Rights day, president Benigno S. Aquino III has ordered the department of justice (DOJ) to withdraw the charges against the Morong 43.

Maricel Delen: A Human Rights Worker, a Widow, Now a Victim of Persecution

How can the government and the Armed Forces of the Philippines claim that it respects human rights when human rights defenders themselves are being the target of attack? How can there be claims of “change” when the lives of the majority remain the same, and even getting worse, and those who defend the rights of the poor and the oppressed are still being treated as “enemies of the state”?

Cases of EJKs, Other Rights Violations Under Aquino Piling Up

After Justice Secretary Leila de Lima submitted her review on the case of the Morong 43, the legal team of Malacanang also reviewed de Lima’s review and forwarded recommendations to the President. Aquino already said twice that he would let the courts decide on the case of the health workers.

Advocacy Group Urges DFA to Bring Home OFWs in Distress

Advocacy group Migrante International on November 19th staged a picket in front of the department of foreign affairs (DFA) building in Manila to call on the government to facilitate the repatriation of distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

Heroes of Youth, or A Matter of Point of View

Many thanks and photo courtesy of League of Filipino Students and the Arkibong Bayan The great divide, nay, a chasm, between poverty and opulence both obtained in the urban centers like mega Manila and the rural areas is an encouragement for courageous and idealist youths to take up a different […]

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Suspected drug pushers slain in Pasay with torture marks – CHR

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) revealed in a senate inquiry into extrajudicial killings on Monday said the suspected drug pushers allegedly killed by cops in Pasay City were tortured, Speaking to Senator Leila De Lima, Chair of the Committee on Justice and Human Rights, CHR-NCR Director Gilbert Boiser bared […]

UK may face prosecution for arms Riyadh use to kill Yemeni civilians

Human rights watchdog Amnesty International, earlier this week, said that a UK-made missile was used by the coalition to destroy a Yemeni ceramics factory in September. One civilian died as a result of the attack. The United Kingdom may face prosecution for war crimes due to evidence that arms it […]

Duterte assures justice for victims of Bulacan massacre

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday assured that justice will be served to the five members of the Carlos family who were brutally murdered in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan last week. The President expressed the assurance after personally extending his condolences to Dexter Carlos whose wife, mother-in-law and three children […]

Pooled Editorial: Speak Truth to Power, Keep Power in Check

RODRIGO R. Duterte’s presidency has altered and controlled the public discourse so radically in its favor in ways rude and bold. One tragic result: it has restricted and narrowed the celebrated freedom of the Philippine press and the people’s cherished right to know. Pooled Editorial: Speak Truth to Power, Keep […]

This is why Time Person of the Year get mix reaction

Time magazine’s 2018 acknowledged person(s) of the year (POY) received mixed reaction from netizens. Before the end of year, the US-based news magazine picks a POY of their choice who has done the most to influence the events of the year. This 2018, it came out with not one, but […]

Latest count, 300 bodies and counting on Duterte’s drug war

It is now thirty one days into the 6-year term of President of the Philippines (POTP) Rodrigo Duterte. The most brazing accomplishment that splattered the face of national news were the blood and lifeless bodies of suspected drug users and pushers in various parts of Metro Manila and elsewhere in […]

Two dead, dozens injured in violent dispersal of protesting farmers

MANILA, April 2 – Senators on Friday condemned the violent dispersal of farmers, mostly lumads, who gathered along the Cotabato-Davao highway in Kidapawan City to protest and demand for immediate relief from the devastating effects of El Niño. Initial reports disclosed that two persons were dead, identified as Rogeli Daelto […]

Senate suspends inquiry on extra judicial killings, Davao Death Squad

The hearing was originally scheduled for three consecutive days from Monday up until Wednesday (Oct. 3 to 5), the Senate panel had an abrupt change of temperament that resulted in the temporary suspension of inquiry. This happened after a heated exchange among senators, with one staging a walkout and a […]

Cases of EJKs, Other Rights Violations Under Aquino Piling Up

After Justice Secretary Leila de Lima submitted her review on the case of the Morong 43, the legal team of Malacanang also reviewed de Lima’s review and forwarded recommendations to the President. Aquino already said twice that he would let the courts decide on the case of the health workers.

Murder of Masbate tabloid publisher-editor, 173rd in PH

MASBATE CITY , March 1 — A local tabloid publisher and editor in Masbate province was murdered Saturday. Ariel Verano Lerit, the publisher-editor of the tabloid Masbate Times was stabbed to death while inside a KTB bar in this city with fellow media personnel Bobby Bornillo. The unfortunate incident happened […]

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Maricel Delen: A Human Rights Worker, a Widow, Now a Victim of Persecution

How can the government and the Armed Forces of the Philippines claim that it respects human rights when human rights defenders themselves are being the target of attack? How can there be claims of “change” when the lives of the majority remain the same, and even getting worse, and those who defend the rights of the poor and the oppressed are still being treated as “enemies of the state”?

Human Rights Day 2010, Morong 43 and Diplomacy

In the past few weeks, we featured five build-up guest posts with specific reference to prevailing human rights atmosphere in the PH. What a good “coincidence” that as the Philippines, and other nations of the world, observe today, December 10th International Human Rights day, president Benigno S. Aquino III has ordered the department of justice (DOJ) to withdraw the charges against the Morong 43.

Pooled Editorial: Speak Truth to Power, Keep Power in Check

RODRIGO R. Duterte’s presidency has altered and controlled the public discourse so radically in its favor in ways rude and bold. One tragic result: it has restricted and narrowed the celebrated freedom of the Philippine press and the people’s cherished right to know. Pooled Editorial: Speak Truth to Power, Keep […]

North Cotabato top cops booted over violent dispersal of Kidapawan rally

KIDAPAWAN CITY, April 8 –- Two of the top Philippine National Police officers in North Cotabato province were sacked of their posts as part of the fallout of the violent dispersal of protesting farmers last April 1 here. PNP region 12 administrative head Police Sr. Supt. Danilo Peralta confirmed Friday […]

3,000 Bicol martial law victims to file compensation suits

No lesser than 3,000 estimated former victims of Marcos-era martial law rule are seen to file their compensation suits beginning Monday in Legazpi city. Presumed victims of human rights violations, the claimants will come from Camarines Norte, Sorsogon, Catanduanes, Masbate and Albay or from all provinces that comprises the region. […]