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Tulsa 1921 massacre search yields human remains

Experts searching for victims of the 1921 race massacre in the US city of Tulsa, have uncovered at least one set of human remains, a state archaeologist has announced. The remains were found at the city-owned Oaklawn cemetery in Tulsa, Oklahoma, near an anonymous grave about three feet (one meter) deep, said Kary Stackelbeck. Experts […] The post Tulsa 1921 massacre search yields human remains appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneOct 22nd, 2020

Bayan Muna solon files complaint with CHR over military’s ‘desecration’ of daughter’s remains

Rep. Eufemia Cullamat filed a complaint before the Commission on Human Rights over the “desecration” of the remains of her daughter......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News2 hr. 17 min. ago

11 years on, kin of Ampatuan massacre victims still searching for justice

Under the Duterte administration, human rights group Karapatan said the climate of impunity that has made this massacre possible has "visibly intensified," particularly as the attacks against journalists continue unabated. The post 11 years on, kin of Ampatuan massacre victims still searching for justice appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

Memory remains

To be alive is to face death, and to be human is to contend with what that means, for us and for those who have passed on......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 10th, 2020

Search for bodies of slain Abu Sayyaf continues

Search and retrieval operations for the remains of seven Abu Sayyaf bandits killed in Tuesday’s encounter at sea with government troopers in Sulu are ongoing......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 5th, 2020

Unesco retains unresolved classification of Ampatuan massacre after appeal by groups, individuals

CMFR file photo.HUMAN RIGHTS advocates hailed the decision of Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes, promulgated on 19 December 2019 which found the primary accused in the massacre in Ampatuan, Maguinda.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2020

Liquidity floods IOU market

Cash remains abundant in the local financial system as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) term deposit facility (TDF) auctions incurred an oversubscription across its tenors. BSP deputy governor Francisco Dakila Jr. disclosed Wednesday that the central bank opted to keep its offer volume despite the excess bid offers while yields sustained an upward movement […] The post Liquidity floods IOU market appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 28th, 2020

World Roundup: Virus stays on skin for 9 hours& mdash;study

The coronavirus remains active on human skin for nine hours, Japanese researchers have found, in a discovery they said showed the need for frequent hand washing to combat the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Coronavirus survives on skin five times longer than flu — study

TOKYO, Japan — The coronavirus remains active on human skin for nine hours, Japanese researchers have found, in a discovery they said showed the need for frequent hand washing to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. The pathogen that causes the flu survives on human skin for about 1.8 hours by comparison, said the study published this […] The post Coronavirus survives on skin five times longer than flu — study appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Babies have rights

 #ASKGOYO Atty. Gregorio Larrazabal Quoted below is the statement of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines: “The tragic death of 3-month-old Baby River highlights the need to do MORE, BETTER, FASTER in the justice sector quoted below is the statement of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines: “Baby River was born at the Fabella Medical Center on July 1, 2020.  Her mother, urban poor organizer Reina Mae Nasino, 23 years old, is a detainee at the Manila City Jail Female Dormitory who was arrested on November 5, 2019 at the Tondo office of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan.  The police raids that resulted in the arrests of over 60 activists in Metro Manila and Bacolod were by virtue of various warrants issued by the RTC Branch 89 in Quezon City.  Reina Mae and two others were charged with illegal possession of firearms and explosives, a non-bailable offense. “Despite questions raised against the validity of the raids and arrests as well as petitions for the release of Reina Mae on health and humanitarian grounds or for continued breast-feeding, the frail and underweight Baby River was separated from her mother barely a month after birth. “The case went through RTC Manila Branch 20, the Supreme Court, back to RTC Branch 20, then RTC branch 42 and RTC Branch 37, and the Court of Appeals, until Baby River died on Oct. 12, 2020. “Manila RTC Branch 47 finally allowed Reina Mae furlough – this time to visit her dead daughter.  Despite many fully armed BJMP escorts, police and military personnel monitoring and accompanying Reina Mae, she remained hand-cuffed while at the wake. “The heartbreaking and brief life-story of Baby River compel us to raise these questions: “1. Why can’t our justice system safeguard the needs and rights of an innocent child to breastfeeding and a better chance to survive? “2. Why don’t our jails have adequate facilities to address the needs and rights of children and women detainees duly recognized by domestic and international law? “3. Why does it take so long to respect, protect, and fulfill human rights? “4. Isn’t there double standard when “bigger” detainees are allowed similar or even greater privileges? “5. Can we not have justice with compassion? “Let our concern, dismay, or rage and the tears that we may shed for Baby River Nasino fuel our collective determination and action to improve our justice system.  Let not our innocent children fall under the cracks.  Babies have rights and we have duties to nurture them.  Let our humanity rise above our personal comforts or the privileges of power.” DOMINGO EGON CAYOSA National President & Chairman of the Board of Governors *** We can talk about the law legal processes, and I’m sure many will.  But at the crux of all this should be:“What is it to be human?” Have we sunk so low that we’ve lost our humanity?  Have we forgotten what it is that separates us from animals?  Have we been numb to peoples’ suffering and death? Have we been stripped of our sense of morality and compassion that we have lost our appreciation of what is right and wrong?  People have discussed the trampled rights of the mother of the infant.  But what about the rights of the baby?  Stripping the legalese of the tragedy, we have to ask: What about the basic needs of the baby, as emphasized by the statement of the IBP?  There is no justification to being deprived of the love and care his mother, and the warmth of her embrace. The soothing voice to say she’s going to get better, and she’s loved…  Have we regressed to a point that we’ve been stripped of our empathy? More than the legality of this.  After the furor will have died down, and it surely will, I think we have to ask ourselves, “Where are we now?”  How low have we sunk and how to we get back up and regain some sense of decency? My heart broke when I saw pictures of Reina Mae Nasino covered in PPE, in handcuffs, unable to even hug her dead baby one last time.  I still cannot understand the inhumanity towards not only the mother, but the baby, who had done no one wrong, yet was treated with so much hate, disrespect, contempt, and derision for her to be born in this world, yet stripped and deprived of human love and affection.  I can never hate anyone that much to treat him or her so badly. I think we need to dig deep within ourselves and search our soul.  To find the humanity which has clearly been missing.  We need to find our moral compass, before we all lose our soul and drown in the abyss. Stay Safe.  Pray for Baby River.  Pray for OUR country......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Another remains of NPA member found in Bobon, Northern Samar

Troops of Charlie Company, 43rd Infantry (We Search) Battalion, 8th Infantry Division, Philippine Army, discovered skeletal remains at the vicinity of Brgy. E. Duran, Bobon, Northern Samar in the morning of July 17, 2020......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsOct 15th, 2020

UN rights body reso on PH falls short of search for justice – victims’ kin

Edre Olalia, president of the National Union of Peoples' Lawyers (NUPL), said the new resolution is not a magic wand that can erase the human rights violations and the accountability that those concerned will face. The post UN rights body reso on PH falls short of search for justice – victims’ kin appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsOct 8th, 2020

Movement launched in search for justice for slain Bacolod activist

The World Council of Churches urged the UN Human Rights Council to create an independent and impartial investigative mechanism on the rampant extrajudicial killings and human rights violations in the Philippines, consistent with the recommendations of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, which was released in June 2020. The post Movement launched in search for justice for slain Bacolod activist appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsOct 1st, 2020

Update on the Appeal to UNESCO regarding classification of Ampatuan massacre case as resolved

Greetings from the Philippines! We hope this letter finds you safe and well during such difficult times. We – the families of the journalists killed in the Ampatuan massacre, as well as media groups, civil society organizations, and concerned citizens who have stood with them in their continuing search for justice – wish to express our distress and disappointment as news reports, including from government media, have called attention to UNESCO’s classification of the entire case as “resolved” and citing this as an accomplishment of the Duterte administration and its efforts to protect journalists......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsSep 24th, 2020

An appeal to UNESCO

We---the families of the journalists killed in the Ampatuan massacre, as well as media groups, civil society organizations, and concerned citizens who have stood with them in their continuing search for justice---wish to express our distress and disappointment as news reports, including from government media, have called attention to UNESCO’s classification of the entire case as “resolved” and citing this as an accomplishment of the Duterte administration and its efforts to protect journalists.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 18th, 2020

CHR wants to ensure the security of remaining Parojinogs in prison

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) wants to ensure the security of the remaining Parojinog clan members who are still in detention. Commission on Human Rights (Facebook / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) This after former Ozamiz City councilor Ricardo “Ardot” Parojinog and his elder sister Melodina Parojinog Malingin recently died just two days apart while under government custody. Melodina died due to cardiogenic shock, and Ricardo suffered the same and was found dead in his jail cell on September 4. Ricardo and Melodina are both siblings of Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo “Aldong” Parojinog, who was killed together with 15 others in a police raid back in July 2017. The Parojinogs have been tagged as politicians involved in the illegal drug trade. While the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the CHR are looking into the true causes of their deaths, the CHR issued an urgent advisory and recommended that authorities “secure the protection of Reynaldo Jr. and Nova Parojinog who are still in detention.” “We note that Reynaldo’s two children – former Vice Mayor Nova Parojinog and Reynaldo Parojinog Jr. – remain in government custody. The CHR emphasizes that while criminality should not be countenanced, due process should not be compromised in the wake of deaths in custody,” the advisory stressed. The CHR also called on the government to “ensure a full and impartial autopsy as requested by the family, and guarantee that the remains of the Parojinog siblings will not be buried until such autopsy is undertaken.” While doing so, the CHR recommended that extra protection and security be given to medical examiners and pathologists conducting the autopsy. Should there be any more occurrences of deaths, custodial authorities are urged to report these to the CHR as part of their obligation under R.A. 9745 or the Anti-Torture Act. “The human rights of all persons, including suspects, detainees, and prisoners must be respected at all times. Accountability must be established following the deaths in custody,” the advisory read. It was signed on September 7 by Commissioner Chairperson Jose Luis Martin Gascon and Commissioners Karen Gomez-Dumpit, Gwendolyn Pimentel-Gana, and Roberto Eugenio-Cadiz......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

Alice Dixson ignites marijuana debate with viral post

Alice Dixson is currently among hot topics on social media, sharing on Instagram a snapshot of her surrounded by grown marijuana plants. She wrote, “This photo was taken on a cannabis farm. Yes marijuana! I look like a deer in the headlights…” Alice Dixson in ‘wonderland’ (Instagram) The actress didn’t exactly identify the place where the photo was taken, saying simply she had to “climb a mountain high” for the “unique experience.” She described the plants she saw there as numbering in the hundreds. “Ssooo tall, all different sativa & indica strains; some maybe 9-10 feet tall,” she shared. And why did she go there? Dixson said: “All in search for some answers, knowledge & truth.” She then teased the whole thing will be part of her next vlog. The post ignited a debate among her followers. One said, “Still can’t understand why it remains illegal when tobacco is a much more dangerous plant…” Another argued, “Anything that is beyond our need is addiction…” Others were derisive, asking Dixson, “Nung nakita nyo po yung ahas sa mall, sabog ba po kayo nun?” Obviously, the netizen was referring to a viral video of the 51-year-old former beauty queen discussing her much-talked-about mall encounter with a “taong ahas” several decades ago......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

As pandemic rages, human rights struggles press on

Amid Covid-19’s unrelenting rampage across the world, peoples are asserting and defending their rights, and fighting against the abuses, corruption and impunity of state power. The task remains as crucial, if not more so, as surviving the pandemic. The post As pandemic rages, human rights struggles press on appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsSep 6th, 2020

As pandemic rages, human rights struggles press on

Amid Covid-19’s unrelenting rampage across the world, peoples are asserting and defending their rights, and fighting against the abuses, corruption and impunity of state power. The task remains as crucial, if not more so, as surviving the pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 5th, 2020

Cops behind Kabacan 9 massacre – CHR-12

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 1 Sep) – Policemen were involved in the Aug. 29 noontime massacre of nine Moro farmers in Kabacan, North Cotabato based on a “dying declaration” of one of the victims, according to the regional director of the Commission of Human Rights in Region 12 (CHR-12). Regional Director Erlan Deluvio said relatives […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2020

MORE Power compliant with system loss limit

Iloilo City’s power distribution utility, the Razon-led More Electric and Power Corp., said its allowable system loss – the amount of energy lost during the transmission and distribution phase, mainly on account of technical glitch or human error – remains below the state-mandated limit......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 30th, 2020