It’s been a bloodbath for the Lumad, the collective name for the indigenous peoples of the southern Philippines island of Mindanao.
Author Archives: CARLOS H. CONDE
Moments after Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III finished his final State of the Nation Address today before Congress, a group of left-wing legislators in the audience unfurled a protest banner that read: “human rights violator.”
Philippine authorities did something extraordinary on Tuesday: in the early morning hours they arrested a former senior security forces official implicated in serious human rights violations.
of Estrada verdict, a focus
What the European Union should do on killings
By CARLOS H. CONDE
(Photo by arkibongbayan.org)
The Philippine Supreme Court today dismissed the rebellion cases against six leftist congressmen known as the “Batasan 6,” among them Anakpawis Rep. Crispin Beltran who has been detained in the past 15 months. “We are vindicated. This is a triumph of truth and justice over the Arroyo government’s invented and unfair charge against duly elected people’s representatives,” Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo said.
6.9% GDP called ‘momentary,’ productive sectors stagnate
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Daily Inquirer today ran a piece that sought to explain why the Moro areas, particularly…