Karapatan says GMA launched a “campaign of terror” in 2006

Written by Malu Cadelina Manar/MindaNews KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/05 December) –A human rights group claimed that 2006 is the worst year for human rights since 1986 with President Arroyo, backed up by the United States government, launching a “campaign of terror in an effort to desperately cling to power.” In a press statement, the Karapatan (Alliance […]

After the verdict on Subic rape case

The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) deemed the verdict on the Subic rape case involving four US Marines a partial victory not only for the rape victim, Nicole, but also for the Filipino people. The group likewise reiterated its demand to scrap the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). The VFA has allowed thousands of US troops to […]

Filipino women say: Subic rape verdict falls short

Reference: Marisa Mariano Secretary General, babae San Francisco info@babaesf.org www.babaesf.org babae is insulted and infuriated at the verdict made today, December 4, by Makati Regional Trial Court Judge Benjamin Pozon of the four U.S. marines who raped a 22-year old Filipina last November 2005. Lance Corporal Daniel Smith was found guilty of rape and sentenced […]

US interference

by Carol P. Araullo Now the cat is out of the bag. Resigned Defense Secretary Avelino Cruz recently revealed, in so many words, that the Arroyo administration contemplated declaring martial law last January in light of intelligence reports of a looming open rebellion in the military cum massive street protests calling for Mrs. Arroyo’s ouster. […]