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{mosimage}United Nations Rapporteur Philip Alston asked the Philippine government today for a copy of the Armed Forces of the Philippine’s “order of battle” relating to “one of the zones in the country in which significant conflict is currently occurring.” “In military terms an order of battle is defined as ‘an organizational tool used by military [...]

Posted on March 28, 2007   |   CATEGORY: Justice System
Posted on March 28, 2007   |   CATEGORY: Justice System

{mosimage}The extra-judicial killings of militant activists in the Philippines are part of the United States’ so-called “war on terror” that the presidents of both countries “knowingly and willingly colluded with each other in implementing.” This was the verdict released midnight of Sunday by the Italy-based Permanent People’s Tribunal (PPT) that conducted a three-day hearing (March [...]

Posted on March 26, 2007   |   CATEGORY: Justice System

The extra-judicial killings of militant activists in the Philippines are part of the United States’ so-called “war on terror” that the presidents of both countries “knowingly and willingly colluded with each other in implementing.” This was the verdict released midnight of Sunday by the Italy-based Permanent People’s Tribunal (PPT) that conducted a three-day hearing (March [...]

Posted on March 26, 2007   |   CATEGORY: Justice System

The Italy-based Permanent People’s Tribunal (PPT) convened March 21 in The Hague, Netherlands and officially opened the trial of President Arroyo on political killings. The leftist Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) and other organizations such as Hustisya, Karapatan, and Desaparecidos are the complainants in the case.

Posted on March 21, 2007   |   CATEGORY: Justice System

The first US Senate hearing on Philippine human-rights issues in over a decade took place in mid-March as a mission to Washington of Philippine religious and civil society leaders publicized the recent rash of extrajudicial killings. Testifying before the East Asian and Pacific Affairs Subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on March 14, witnesses [...]

Posted on March 21, 2007   |   CATEGORY: Justice System

In 1980, the Permanent People’s Tribunal (PPT) declared then Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos “unfit to govern” and his regime “deprived of legitimate standing as a government” because of its “reliance on…martial law and numerous blatant abuses of state power.” It also called on the international community to “support the struggle…[for] liberation from the Marcos regime.” [...]

Posted on March 21, 2007   |   CATEGORY: Justice System

The Italy-based Permanent People's Tribunal (PPT) will convene today (4 p.m. Manila time) in The Hague, Netherlands, to look into the political killings in the Philippines under the Arroyo government. A live feed of the first day of trial will be shown in Sulu Hotel in Quezon City. PPT is expected to announce its verdict on March 25. [...]

Posted on March 21, 2007   |   CATEGORY: Justice System

Retired Lieutenant-General Jacinto Ligot, a former Armed Forces of the Philippines comptroller accused along with six family members before the Sandiganbayan for allegedly amassing P135 million in unexplained wealth, has offered to turn over P21 million in assets to the government in exchange for withdrawal of an ill-gotten wealth lawsuit. Read the full story on [...]

Posted on March 20, 2007   |   CATEGORY: Justice System

Retired Lieutenant-General Jacinto Ligot, a former Armed Forces of the Philippines comptroller accused along with six family members before the Sandiganbayan for allegedly amassing P135 million in unexplained wealth, has offered to turn over P21 million in assets to the government in exchange for withdrawal of an ill-gotten wealth lawsuit.   Read the full story [...]

Posted on March 20, 2007   |   CATEGORY: Justice System

A ranking official of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) cleared retired Major General Jovito Palparan of extra-judicial killings and other human rights violation charges in the cases filed against him by various humans rights groups based in Central Luzon. Read the rest of the story on GMANews.tv. Read related Newsbreak stories: Palparan: "We've Got [...]

Posted on March 20, 2007   |   CATEGORY: Justice System
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