by TITUS EDISON CALAUOR
CORRESPONDENT, Manila Times
A human rights group over the weekend declared that they are set to file charges for war crimes against soldiers involved in the alleged indiscriminate firing two years ago that killed a coal maker and wounded his son in Doña Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan.
Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) chairperson Max de Mesa said that the soldiers of the 56th Infantry Battalion (IB) involved in the incident of July 19, 2011 should face charges for war crimes or violations of International Humanitarian Laws (IHL), as provided in Republic Act 9851 or the “Philippine Act on Crimes Against International Humanitarian Law and Genocide and Other Crimes Against Humanity.”Article on Dona Remedios Trinidad killing, 2011
A government’s ability to respect, protect and fulfil human rights –
social, cultural, political, economic and civil -
will ultimately be defined
by the levels and systemic nature of corruption in those States.
-United Nations Convention Against Corruption
FOI / R2KRN Contingent
Assembly at Plaza Lawton/Liwasang Bonifacio at 9:00 am
March to Luneta by 10:30 am
PAHRA will join the R2KRN (Right to Know Right Now) contingent in the mobilization against massive government corruption and misuse of PDAF. This is one of the major issues of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill that we have been lobbying. PAHRA is a co-petitioner to the indirect initiative to enact a national legislation titled "An Act To Strengthen The People's Right To Information" filed in the Senate and in the House of Representatives.
We are encouraging all PAHRA members and HRDs to show our indignation to the PDAF scam and repugnant plunder of authorities violating the rights and dignity of the Filipino people.