In an inquiry into the AFP’s programs that are to be funded by people’s taxes for the 2013 National Budget at the House of Representatives on September 27, Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Emmi De Jesus raised concerns over continuing human rights violations committed by various members of the AFP against women and children.
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“It is the absence of action and political will in concretely addressing human rights violations that make the Aquino government just as accountable. Until such time that known human rights violators are arrested, cases are resolved and counter-insurgency operations are overturned, the Aquino government, just like its predecessor, will remain in the international human rights gallery of shame.”
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MANILA, Philippines — Despite all the security and confusion, all the traffic, and all the rain, there was no stopping hundreds of political activists and supporters of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo from hitting the streets and lambasting each other in front of the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) compound in Quezon City Friday.
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MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATE 3) Filipino-American activist Melissa Roxas on Thursday said she remembers the face of one of her abductors who forcibly took her and two companions on May 19 in La Paz, Tarlac. read more »
“The presence of military troops in communities has made life difficult a hundred fold,” said Gabriela Women's Party Rep. Luz Ilagan who just arrived from an International Solidarity Mission (ISM) in Southern Mindanao, last May 14-18, 2009. read more »
Resolution directing the House Committees on Human Rights to conduct an inquiry into the political persecution and pending arrest of Gabriela Women's Party leaders in Southern Tagalog and 70 other activists including 18 other women on fabricated charges of multiple murder and multiple frustrated murder, arson and conspiracy to commit rebellion and recommend measures to protect women human rights defenders and political activists, stop political persecution and other forms of human rights violations against them and stop their illegal arrest
Resolution calling on the House Committee on Human Rights and Committee on Women and Gender Equality to conduct an inquiry in aid of legislation on the illegal arrest and detention of Gabriela Negros volunteer staff Mary Grace Delicano and recommend measures to protect women human rights defenders and political activists from political persecurions and other forms of human rights violations.
Resolution directing the House Committee on Civil, Political and Human Rights and Cultural Minorities to conduct an investigation, in aid of legislation, on the alleged harassment and other human rights violations of the 44th infantry battalion and special Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Units (CAFGU) armed auxiliary elements in Mt. read more »
Resolution Directing The Appropriate House Of Representatives Committee To Conduct An Immediate Inquiry Into The Reported Implementation Of Identification Card (ID) System In Patikul, Sulu Despite The Fact That There Is No Law Authorizing The Same And If Warranted, Stop Its Implementation Pending Completion Of The Inquiry