Three days. Four deaths. Zero accountability. On June 15, senior high school student Ryan Hubilla and Nelly Bagasala, staffers of human rights group Karapatan, were fatally shot by motorcycle-riding men at 8:20 a.m., as they were paying for their tricycle fare in Sorsogon City, Sorsogon. On June 16, Nonoy Palma, a member of Kasama-Bukidnon, an affiliate of the Kilusang Mambubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP), was felled outside his house at Barangay Halapitan, San Fernando town, in Bukidnon. Then on
Based on the compelling — and harrowing — accounts of our fishermen, the boat-sinking incident near Recto Bank is a clear violation of international norms and basic human decency, if only for the fact that they were abandoned in open sea by the Chinese fishing vessel that hit their boat.