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Lies more lies and damned lies

TANDAG (Mabuhay) : Over 4,000 people, mostly peasant farmers, members of indigenous communities, human rights advocates, priests and sisters marched through the streets of Butuan City on October 10 to mark the 40th day since three people were brutally and cold-bloodedly murdered by paramilitary forces in Surigao del Sur on September 1.

UCAN reported that the rally called on the authorities to act, saying that although the prime suspects in the murder have been named, no one has yet been arrested.







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Hamleting makes ugly comeback

HONG KONG (Mabuhay) : The Hong Kong-based Asian Human Rights Commission reports that on March 30 this year at 6.00am, soldiers from the 73rd Infantry Battalion of The Philippine Armed Forces forcibly entered civilian homes in Malapatan, Sarangani, in Mindanao, demanding refuge.

At 1.00pm the soldiers started firing their guns indiscriminately, despite being in a populated area.







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Anti-trafficking laws are to protect not harass

HONG KONG (Mabuhay) : On October 17 last year, the secretary general of the General Alliance for the Advancement of Human Rights (Karapatan), Hanimay Suazo, was travelling in a taxi with Kae Solis in Davao City.

Suazo got out of the taxi at her home in Nova Tierra Village and went inside her house. Solis was waiting for the change, but when she got out a stranger pushed her.

The tall man shouted, “Where are you going? Where?”







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Anti-trafficking laws are to protect not harass

HONG KONG (Mabuhay) : On October 17 last year, the secretary general of the General Alliance for the Advancement of Human Rights (Karapatan), Hanimay Suazo, was travelling in a taxi with Kae Solis in Davao City.

Suazo got out of the taxi at her home in Nova Tierra Village and went inside her house. Solis was waiting for the change, but when she got out a stranger pushed her.

The tall man shouted, “Where are you going? Where?”