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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines police tortured suspects, says human rights official

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:11am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Officers south of Manila spun a wheel to decide what form of violence they would use on detainees, human rights officials say Police use 'torture wheel' ... Manny Pacquiao, human rights officials said yesterday. Edgar De Luna, special investigator for the Philippine Commission on Human Rights, said the group had discovered a wheel hanging from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1416126/philippines-police-tortured-suspects-says-human-rights-official
  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine military back ex-general facing trial over disappearance of student activists

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:37pm by RIASSA ROBLES

    ... human rights violations and [inflicting] collateral damage. We don't tolerate human rights violations." Senator Antonio Trillanes, a former junior navy officer, urged authorities ... army," Trillanes said. The court, however, ordered that the general be held in Bulacan. Palparan is the first-ever general to face civilian trial over human rights violations since 1972, when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1576216/philippine-military-back-ex-general-facing-trial-over-disappearance
  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine police accuse Italian ambassador of human trafficking and child abuse

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:44pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Manila Italian envoy accused of child abuse Philippine police have detained a vacationing Italian ambassador and filed complaints of human trafficking and child abuse after he ... from a local child rights group. Catherine Scerri of child rights group Bahay Tuluyan said she and her colleagues saw the foreigner at the resort with three young children aged nine to 12 who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1467863/philippine-police-accuse-italian-ambassador-human-trafficking-and-child
  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Capture of fugitive general Jovito Palparan hailed as victory for Aquino

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:51pm by AP

    ... in Manila. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said the arrest of Palparan showed the government would "end the culture of impunity" characterised by human rights violations under Aquino's ... in Bulacan province north of Manila in 2006. The two remain missing. The retired major general, who was in charge of a regional army unit, has denied any involvement. Human rights groups and a UN ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1572365/capture-fugitive-general-jovito-palparan-hailed-victory-aquino
  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Humans to blame for scale of devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, say experts

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 11:28pm by AP

    ... disaster in the Philippines, the lion's share of blame belongs to the human factor. Poverty, shoddy construction, a booming population, and perhaps to a lesser degree climate change, all ... on hurricanes SCIENTIST KERRY EMANUEL But humans probably played a bigger role than nature in the making of the catastrophe, meteorologists said. University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1354758/human-factors-played-part-haiyan-tragedy-philippines-say-experts
  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine rebels seize gold miners to use as 'human shields' against army troops

    Posted May 04th 2014, 06:19pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Rebels seize prospectors at gold site Communist rebels seized dozens of prospectors in a remote Philippine gold-rush site and used them as "human ... it is believed around a dozen are still being held at the site. "It's a desperate move," Logico said. "They are using them as human shields. They know without the civilians ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1504254/philippine-rebels-seize-gold-miners-use-human-shields-against-army-troops
  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Former Philippines' first lady Imelda Marcos, at 85, eyes return to palace

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:15am by AFP

    ... accused of looting state coffers and whose martial law rule was marked by human rights abuses. While the rest of the country wallowed in poverty and thousands of activists were killed or went ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1545085/former-philippines-first-lady-imelda-marcos-85-eyes-return-palace
  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Benigno Aquino refuses resignation of aide over fund scandal

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 10:07pm by Reuters

    ... a cabinet meeting during the annual budget presentation. "To accept his resignation is to assign to him a wrong, and I cannot accept the notion that doing right by our people is a wrong." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552286/benigno-aquino-refuses-resignation-aide-over-fund-scandal
  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Aquino explains why he denied actress national award over drug conviction

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 10:45pm by AFP

    ... and was punished for it... By making her a national artist are we putting out the right message?" Aquino told a news conference broadcast on national television. "I respect her and I recognise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1544469/aquino-explains-why-he-denied-actress-national-award-over-drug-conviction
  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Outrage in Philippines at election bid by clan accused over massacre

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... is a serious cause for concern because it imparts a damaging message that impunity is alive and well," Human Rights Watch's Carlos Conde said. Leaders of the clan, then allied ... and rights groups said yesterday. The revelations sparked outrage on the three-year anniversary of the massacre, in which 58 people were killed, with critics saying the Ampatuan family's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1089493/outrage-philippines-election-bid-clan-accused-over-massacre

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