The International Association of Democratic Lawyers resolved to back plans to file potential cases against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for “violations of international human rights law” during its council meeting in Belgium on November 2019.
The family of murdered RTC Judge Mario Anacleto Bañez said his death should encourage more people to pursue truth and justice despite the risks.
Activists from development institutions and people’s organizations gave a tribute to Judge Mario Anacleto Bañez, who was assassinated last week, for his “impartiality and justness” in handling the case filed against their colleague.
Student leaders for various schools in Baguio and Benguet filed a petition urging CHED-CAR to recall a memorandum endorsing counter-insurgency campaign inside schools and universities.
The son of slain RTC Judge Mario Bañez expressed on his Facebook that his father was killed under a “regime that sows terror to those who believe in justice.”
UP Baguio student leaders and Youth Act Now Against Tyranny – Baguio-Benguet spokesperson Khim Abalos is again the subject of death threats through text messages.
Altermidya Network, alarmed at the information regarding a warrant the PNP wants served in Quezon City’s IBON Building, where they hold office, warns the PNP to “stay away from our office”.
Organizations condemned the Defense Department for accusing them of being fronts for the communist armed movement.
Gunmen ambushed and killed Judge Mario Anacleto Bañez of RTC Branch 25 in Tagudin, Ilocos Sur, late afternoon of November 5 on his way home in Brgy. Mameltac, San Fernando City, La Union.
The kin of tortured and slain PMA cadet Darwin Dormitorio filed charges against former academy executives for dereliction of duty and violation of the Anti-Hazing Law.
Human rights group Karapatan condemned the arrest of 57 activists from separate raids conducted by government troops on October 31 in Negros and Manila.
American journalist and activist Brandon Lee, who survived a murder attempt, is now in the United States. Family, friends, officials, and supporters in San Francisco warmly welcomed the Sunset District native.