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Philippines: Investigate the Raid of Human Rights Defender Antonio Nercua Ablon

A humble request for an immediate, thorough and impartial investigation into the raid.

(LONDON) - Antonio Nercua Ablon On 7 October 2015, the work place of the human rights defender, the parish office at the Pro-Cathedral Church in Tubod, was raided.His computer was stolen, including the data he had been using for his human rights work.

Where his computer had been, the unknown perpetrators left a threatening note saying “Watch out” and “Be ready”.

Read Full Article (Jun-27-2014 06:02)

Beavers CF Gilmore to Play for Philippine National Team

Dani Gilmore’s batting average is the fourth best in school single-season history and her slugging percentage is second.

(CORVALLIS, Ore. ) - Dani Gilmore Oregon State Beavers Oregon State rising senior centerfielder Dani Gilmore will suit up for the Philippine National Softball Team this summer beginning with the General Tire World Cup of Softball IX in Irvine, Calif. July 7-13.

That tournament will serve as the start of a three-month training period for the Blu Girls in the United States as they prepare for the 17th Asia Games in Incheon, South Korea from Sept. 19 - Oct. 4.

Read Full Article (Jan-25-2014 13:13)

Human Rights Ambassador Congratulates Parties in Philippines on Negotiation of Peace Agreement

"I congratulate President Aquino and the courage and sincerity of the Leadership of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front" - William Nicholas Gomes

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Human Rights Ambassador for, William Nicholas Gomes A comprehensive peace agreement between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front has been reached.

Human Rights Ambassador, William Nicholas Gomes, said, "This is a significant step towards lasting peace and development for Mindanao. This peace process ending the long-running conflict will not just benefit the region, but is vital for the security and economic development of the Philippines as a whole."

Read Full Article (Sep-17-2013 22:49)

Philippines: Immediately and Unconditionally Drop All Charges Against Human Rights Defender Joel Q. Yagao

Yagao has worked on agriculture related issues with farm associations for five years.

(LONDON) - Joel Yagao On 8 September 2013, human rights defender Mr Joel Q. Yagao was arrested by six members of the Philippine Army and the Philippine National Police on baseless charges of double murder and multiple murder. He is currently being detained at Gingoog City Jail.

Joel Q. Yagao is a lay co-worker attached to the human rights organisation Rural Missionaries of the Philippines – Northern Mindanao sub-region (RMP-NMR), where he is responsible for agrarian campaigns in partnership with farmers' organisations and other community-based organisations aiming to increase the standard of living of local communities and defend land rights.

Read Full Article (Oct-15-2012 10:00)

MILF Chief in Manila to End One of Asia`s Deadliest Insurgencies

Moro Islamic Liberation Front, MILF chief in Manila to end one of Asia's deadliest insurgencies.

(MANILA AFP) - Muslim women hold a banner as they run during an event called The leaders of the Philippines' biggest Muslim rebel group arrived in Manila Sunday for a historic visit aimed at ending one of Asia's longest and deadliest insurgencies.

Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chief Murad Ebrahim and other senior rebel figures emerged from their remote bases in the country's south to oversee the signing of an accord Monday that outlines a roadmap for peace by 2016

Read Full Article (Sep-20-2012 20:08)

Philippines: Killing of Human Rights Defender Mr Genesis Ambason

His corpse had six gunshot wounds, there was dark bruising on his face and chest and he had lost all of his teeth.

(SALEM) - Mr. Genesis Ambason Murder is the ugliest of crimes; it is a case of life being robbed and the soul raped simultaneously and no crime more thoroughly robs a person's dignity.

So what gives in the Philippines? Officials say the death of Human Rights Defender Genesis Ambason took place during an armed encounter with elements of the New People’s Army.

Read Full Article (May-18-2012 05:06)

PHILIPPINES: Anti-Dam Farmer Victim of Extra-Judicial Killing

Human Rights Ambassador William Nicholas Gomes contacts Philippine President over activist's murder.

(SALEM) - Margarito Cabal A political land activist was shot dead in the Philippines.

Read Full Article (May-16-2012 13:20)

Government Scientists Won`t Stop Field-Testing of BT Eggplant

Philippines- the battle over GMO food.

(MANILA, Philippines PhilStar) - genetically modified eggplant Government scientists will continue field testing a genetically modified eggplant in the Philippines.

This, despite the Supreme Court’s (SC) issuance of a writ of kalikasan against its commercial production.

Read Full Article (May-11-2012 15:06)

PHILIPPINES: Massive Displacement of Indigenous Villagers Due to Military Operation

Human Rights Ambassador William Nicholas Gomes contacts Philippine government over military terrorism in rural areas.

(HONG KONG) - Lt. Gen. Voltaire T. Gazmin In the Philippines, government forces are conducting unprecedented and unannounced operations in Ansili, Zapanta, Kitcharao, and Agusan del Norte.

Families are seeking sanctuary from soldiers who continue to pursue them even in the evacuation center in Bangayan.

Read Full Article (May-08-2012 13:33)

PHILIPPINES: Arbitrary Detention of Five People in Nueva Ecija Human Rights Ambassador William Gomes contacts officials in the Philippines over false detention.

(HONG KONG) - Philippine flag On the afternoon of 28 March 2012, two teams of soldiers entered the adjacent villages of Polilio and Sto Nino, Cabanatuan City, province of Nueva Ecija in military vehicles.

Before the ordeal was over one man was shot by the soldiers, and five people in the villages were taken under arrest.

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