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Please, wake up

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I just saw another Facebook friend share a photo in admiration of a dead dictator’s presidency.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Tortured again

Like being tortured all over again. This must be how it feels for the tens of thousands of survivors required to relive the nightmare of their incarceration and abuse during Ferdinand Marcos’ dictatorship, to be able to qualify for a share of the compensation set aside for them.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Postscript to a tragedy, and farce

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Finally, Nora Aunor broke her silence over her being snubbed as National Artist. In a statement last Monday, she thanked the people, the same ones that continue to patronize her movies, however they are now few and far between—growing old is cruel to movie actors, especially female movie actors—for their love and support.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Thai army asked: Respect rights

In the light of the declaration of martial law in Thailand, the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (Afad) calls on the Thai army under the command of Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha to uphold human rights and not subject anyone to enforced disappearance.

Posted: May 28th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Claiming reparation for HR violations

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May 12 was the first day of submission of reparation/compensation claims by victims of human rights violations under martial law. This is provided for in Republic Act No. 10368, or “An Act providing for reparation and recognition of victims of human rights violations during the Marcos regime, documentation of said violations, appropriating funds therefor and for other purposes.” President Aquino signed the law on Feb. 25, 2013, the 27th anniversary of the People Power revolt that toppled the Marcos dictatorship.

Posted: May 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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