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The Statement of Solidarity Philippines

November 14, 2016 · 


Room 106, CICM Guest House Building No.60, 14th Street, New Manila, Quezon City Telefax: (02)584.3190, Mobile: 0932.434.2278 E-Mail Address: Betrayal of the Filipino People We in Solidarity Philippines are dismayed over Supreme Court decision which ruled that President Duterte has the authority to order the burial of the remains of the Dictator Ferdinand Marcos […]


Bulk of world’s child deaths in just 10 countries – study

November 14, 2016 · 


‘Accelerated investment in child survival is imperative’ to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, authors of the study say PARIS, France – Sixty percent of the 5.9 million children under 5 who died last year were in just 10 countries in Africa and Asia, an evaluation of global infant health revealed Friday, November 11. Pneumonia […]


CBCP: Marcos burial ‘to build culture of impunity

November 14, 2016 ·  By Paterno Esmaquel II for

LATE DICTATOR. This file photo taken on July 2, 2014, shows former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos kissing the glass case bearing her late husband and former president Ferdinand Marcos during a visit to the mausoleum on her 85th birthday in Batac, Ilocos Norte. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

‘Marcos is no hero! He should not be presented as one,’ the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines says MANILA, Philippines – The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Wednesday, November 9, condemned the Supreme Court (SC) ruling to allow a hero’s burial for the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. In a statement, the […]


Why would we need a hit squad? Philippines police chief denies state killings

November 10, 2016 ·  By Kate Lamb for

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte places a hat on the head of police Ronald Dela Rosa during a ceremony in Manila. Photograph: Aaron Favila/AP

Director general Ronald Dela Rosa says allegations by a senior officer interviewed by the Guardian are untrue The chief of the Philippine national police has issued a vehement denial of allegations of secretive state sanctioned death squads revealed by the Guardian. Ronald Dela Rosa responded to questioning about the report based on an interview with […]


‘Our protests will hound Marcos to his grave’—Bayan

November 9, 2016 ·  By Yuji Vincent Gonzales for>/a>


Militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) on Tuesday said it cannot accept the decision of the Supreme Court giving the green light to a hero’s burial for the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Bayan secretary general Renato Reyes Jr. said the high tribunal’s decision “whitewashes the crime of the dictator,” […]


PH eyes Nov release of old, sickly political prisoners

November 7, 2016 ·  By Carmela Fonbuena for


Government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III says the releases are expected within the month and will precede the rescheduled signing of a bilateral ceasefire agreement MANILA, Philippines – Government’s chief negotiator with the communist National Democratic Front (NDF), Silvestre Bello III, said they are working on the release this month of less than 50 old […]


Albuera Mayor Espinosa killed in jail operation

November 7, 2016 ·  By for

MUGSHOT. Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr has his mugshot taken by PRO 8 police on October 5, 2016. Photo courtesy of Chief Inspector Maria Bella Rentuaya, PRO 8 spokesperson

(7th UPDATE) Police say Espinosa, detained at the Baybay City Sub-Provincial Jail, was killed after a shootout with CIDG personnel who were trying to serve a search warrant MANILA, Philippines (7th UPDATE) – Rolando Espinosa Sr, the mayor of Albuera, Leyte who was being linked to the drug trade, was killed early Saturday, November 5, […]


4-yr-old girl shot in crossfire between Subic cops, drug suspect

November 7, 2016 ·  By Allan Macatuno for


SUBIC, Zambales—A four-year-old girl was hurt in the crossfire between the police and a suspected drug dealer during a buy-bust operation here on Thursday night. The suspect Abdul Ignuhali tried to shoot his client after sensing he was an undercover agent but the bullet struck his neighbor’s daughter Sherida Talib instead, said Chief Insp. Leonardo […]


Bishop warns against Philippine ‘deal’ with China

November 4, 2016 ·  By


Manila: A Catholic bishop has voiced suspicions over what might be a “deal” between the Philippines and China following a decision by Beijing to allow Filipino fishermen into a disputed area in the South China Sea. Bishop Pedro Arigo of Palawan expressed concern that the decision of the Chinese government might be in exchange for […]


UN expert gets Duterte invite to probe killings

November 3, 2016 ·  By Paterno Esmaquel II for

INVITED TO PROBE. UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard says she has received the Philippine government's invitation to probe extrajudicial killings in the country. Photo courtesy of Loey Felipe/UN Photo

‘We did not get an explanation as to why the letter took a month to reach the OHCHR in Geneva,’ UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard tells Rappler MANILA, Philippines – United Nations special rapporteur Agnes Callamard said she has finally received the Philippine government’s invitation to probe extrajudicial killings in the country, nearly a month after […]

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