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SAVED FROM THE DEATH SQUAD – BY STREET CHILDREN

May 28, 2014 · 

By Fr. Shay Cullen What should be a matter of outrage and great moral concern of every Filipino and decent human being is the very recent, well documented revelations by Human Rights Watch, alleging the actions of a death squad in Tagum city, Mindanao where hundreds have been murdered including street children as young as […]

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Former mayor Uy allegedly involved in hundreds of death squad killings

May 26, 2014 · 

ABS-CBN http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/focus/05/21/14/tagum-death-squad-tagged-298-killings  A “death squad” allegedly backed by a former mayor was behind hundreds of cases of extrajudicial killings in Tagum City, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said.In a 71-page report released on Wednesday, HRW said 298 killings recorded between January 2007 and March 2013 were attributed by provincial police to the so-called “Tagum Death Squad.” […]

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Ex-mayor denies masterminding death squad

May 26, 2014 · 

 By Ben O. TesiornaThursday, May 22, 2014THE Human Rights Watch (HRW), an international human rights group, accused former Tagum City Mayor Rey “Chiong” Uy of masterminding the death of hundreds of suspected criminals from 2007-2013. This was however denied by the former mayor who blamed illegal drugs and illegal gambling syndicates for paying the so-called […]

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HUNDREDS MURDERED BY PHILIPPINE DEATH SQUADS

May 23, 2014 · 

Human Rights Watch Report “One Shot to the head”, http://hrw.org/node/125247/ (Manila, May 21, 2014) ­ The Philippine government should investigate an alleged death squad implicated in several hundred killings in Tagum City on the southern island of Mindanao, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. Official police records obtained by Human Rights […]

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JOURNALISTS – GIVING THEIR LIVES FOR THE TRUTH

May 6, 2014 · 

Fr. Shay Cullen The Philippines is quickly becoming the killing fields for journalists, reporters, and writers with 14 killed in 2013;  ten of them by suspected assassination squads. According to the International News Safety Institute (INSI) based in the UK, this makes the Philippines the third most dangerous place in the world for news reporters […]

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In Philippines, tabloid reporter shot dead in her home

May 5, 2014 · 

CPJ  New York, April 7, 2014– Authorities in the Philippines must conduct a thorough and efficient investigation into the murder of a local reporter on Sunday and do their utmost to bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.Two assailants fired multiple shots at Rubylita Garcia, 52, after entering her home […]

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Philippines has world's third most killings of journalists

May 5, 2014 · 

(philstar.com) | Updated February 20, 2014 – 10:00pm 7  25 googleplus0  1 MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) – The Philippines had the third most number of journalists killed last year and has continued to be among the countries where press freedom is imperiled, according to two international media watchdogs. In its “Killing the Messenger” report released Tuesday, […]

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Two more journalists murdered is a catastrophe

April 30, 2014 · 

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PHILIPPINE DEATH SQUAD KILLS MORE CHILDREN.

April 25, 2014 · 

By WILLIAMOR A. MAGBANUA April 20, 2014 2:48pm Cotabato City   KIDAPAWAN CITY -Philippines.  The bodies of two minors believed to be victims of summary executions were discovered by joggers in Purok Saranay, Barangay New Rizal, Mlang, North Cotabato on Sunday morning, police said.Mlang chief of police Inspector Sunny Leoncito identified the victims as Christian […]

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An eyewitness account on the funeral of Romy Capalla

April 4, 2014 · 

By Alex Corpus Hermoso   I took a taxi cab from the airport of Iloilo to join the motorcade that was organized by the civil society organizations, NGOs, POs and sympathetic political organizations to demand justice for the slain leader, Romeo Capalla. Upon boarding the cab, I immediately started conversation with the driver to ask about […]

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