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Ilocos group calls for troop pull out

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Ilocos group calls for troop pull out


By RODA TAJON
www.nordis.net

CANDON CITY, Ilocos Sur — “Karapatan ng mamamayan, ipaglaban!”
More than 300 human rights advocates in Ilocos repeatedly chanted the above call as they marched to commemorate International Human Rights Day last December 11.

The activity was launched despite efforts from Philippine National Police (PNP) and the city government to frustrate them because of their “no permit, no rally policy”.

Mila Marcelo, public information officer of the Ilocos Human Rights Alliance (IHRA), said that the state-sponsored terror in the countryside and the escalating human rights violations in the Ilocos region has instead served as a challenge to the people to assert their rights..... MORE

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1 comment

Jesusa Bernardo said...

kawawa ang mga nasa kanayunan. mas nabibiktima ng hr violations ng mga tuta ng imperyalistang o lokal na greedy capitalist exploitation.

"Mila Marcelo, public information officer of the Ilocos Human Rights Alliance (IHRA), said that the state-sponsored terror in the countryside and the escalating human rights violations in the Ilocos region has instead served as a challenge to the people to assert their rights.

"“The Aquino government and its military forces have systematically violated the rights of the people through its Oplan Bayanihan. Instead of being cowed, reaction only further pushed people to stand for their basic rights and thwart any form of repression.” Marcelo added"

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