We had a server outage, and we're rebuilding the site. Most of the site features won't work. Thank you for your patience.
imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
• latest news
• best of news
• syndication
• commentary




A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List


IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/ĂŽle-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

PHILIPPINES: Gloria Arroyo is a Human Rights Violator!

by Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007 at 12:42 AM

Hers is a Morally Bankrupt Government with Distorted Human Rights Values! Malacańang’s (Presidential Palace) cash gifts, for whatever fabricated excuses and delayed explanations, has exposed the governance of Ms. Gloria Arroyo as morally bankrupt.

philippines-human-rights.jpg, image/jpeg, 395x291

The Chief Executive and the Commander-in-Chief’s response to the incident at the Manila Peninsula revealed further its distorted human rights values. The right to information in such a crisis had been contained in plastic handcuffs. [ See: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/topstories/topstories/view_article.php?article_id=103853 ; http://www.akbayan.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=132&Itemid=1 ]

People’s right to a free and informed vote in the elections of 2004 has been passed as the democratic will according to the formula prescribed in the “Garci tapes”. [ See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hello_garci ]

People’s economic bankruptcy has been deceptively lauded by National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) as increasing family incomes.

Servicing people’s basic needs has meant prioritizing the payment of foreign debt which include behest loans.

Presumed regularity in due process and protection of human rights take the guise of warrant-less arrests, enforced disappearances and torture.

Truth has been expressed in denial of custody of abducted human rights defenders.

Human security obtained a new definition of violated civil and political rights in the anti-terrorism law, R.A. 9372.

The sacredness of life through the abolition of the death penalty has metamorphosed into extrajudicial executions.

This administration is not only an obstacle to its state obligations to respect, protect and fulfill human rights, IT IS A VIOLATOR OF HUMAN RIGHTS!

Reject this morally bankrupt governance with distorted human rights values!

Uphold dignity and justice for all!


On the occasion of the 59th International Human Rights Day

In the occasion of the 59th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we remind the government on the real condition of human rights in the country.

= 409 cases of illegal arrest and detention affecting 1,460 individuals were recorded from the period of January 2001 to September 2007. This figure does not yet include media practitioners accosted during the Manila Peninsula siege. Philippines is second most dangerous place for working journalists with many media practitioners killed under Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA) government next to Iraq;

= 125 cases of torture were documented affecting 267 individuals;

= 259 cases of involuntary disappearance as of December 10, 2007;

= 225 political prisoners and detainees as of March 2007 are languishing in jails;

= There is a continuing profiling of Muslims as terrorists.

= 52% or about 9 million Filipino families rate themselves poor as of the third quarter of 2007. The survey also revealed that 43%t, or about 7.5 million consider themselves poor in terms of food. 17.6 million Filipinos are calorie-deficient, 2.2 million Filipino children under five years old are underweight and point-three million Filipino children die each year before their fifth birthday from lack of nutrition.

= An estimated 15 million Filipinos are living on just $1 a day and 43 million others with only $2 a day.

= An estimated 40,000 people were displaced due to war in Maguindanao province; 2,293 families were in Basilan due to the military pursuit operation after the beheading incident in Tipo-tipo in July 2007; Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has recorded an estimated 98,000 families internally displaced due to war in 2006.

= Indigenous peoples’ rights to meaningful and active participation, free and prior informed consent, right to life, security and liberty, individual and collective rights were violated with the encroachment of mining companies in their ancestral domains and as reflected in government’s mining-related policies.

= Only 42% of the population has access to potable water.

= The upsurge in deployment of migrant workers becomes a forced-option due to stark poverty and unemployment domestically. But their stories are replete of abuse from their employers, and lack or absence of adequate protection and welfare mechanisms provided by the Philippine government.

= In the school year 2005-2006, participation rate in elementary education went down to 84.41 percent from 90.10 percent recorded in 2001-2002. Dropout rates posted record levels in both elementary (10.57 percent) and secondary schools (15.81 percent). The DepEd reported that more learners drop from the system particularly in the lower grade levels even before functional literacy is acquired.

= Only P310.43 billion proposed budget for social services are to be divided for education, health, housing, land distribution, education compared with P725 billions appropriation for debt servicing.

= Unemployment rate remains at 11%.

No amount of Medalla de Oro would erase this record but a sincere resolve of the government to change the reality of the Philippine Society. The Philippine human rights community reminds this administration of its primary obligations to protect and respect the rights of its citizens and provides effective mechanism for their realization. We demand this government to honor these obligation and commitments to human rights! We call on her to uphold the rule of law; make all necessary efforts to end impunity and serve justice to victims of human rights violations. We demand that this government would cease to become the very obstacle to the foundation of a human rights regime.

We demand a stop to State terrorism!

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments

Philippine Farmers: Genuine Land Reform

by Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007 at 12:42 AM

Philippine Farmers: ...
sumilao-farmers-march-1.jpg, image/jpeg, 500x334

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments

Filipinos: Stop Human Rights Violations

by Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007 at 12:42 AM

Filipinos: Stop Huma...
philippines-protest-rally.jpg, image/jpeg, 475x356

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments

Local News

Change Links September 2018 posted S02 10:22PM

More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre A30 11:09PM

Site Outage Friday A30 3:49PM

Change Links August 2018 A14 1:56AM

Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land A12 11:09PM

More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke J29 10:40PM

Change Links 2018 July posted J09 8:27PM

More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena J02 7:16PM

"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena J02 7:08PM

Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles J30 11:26PM

Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! J11 6:58AM

Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California M31 5:20AM

Change Links June 2018 posted M28 7:41AM

The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years M22 8:01PM

Unity Archive Project M21 9:42AM

Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi M17 10:22PM

CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police M10 9:08PM

Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies M10 8:57PM

California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings) M02 8:31PM

Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico A29 11:47PM

Change Links May 2018 A27 8:40AM

Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed A27 5:37AM


lausd whistle blower A11 6:58AM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

test O06 10:01AM

test O06 9:59AM

test O06 9:59AM

100 Ways GOP Have Stolen Elections Since 1876 O06 12:03AM

Proximospective de l'univocité réifiée O05 6:27AM

“Kava-no!!!” O04 6:42PM

Trump & Palestine vs. Genesis, Rashi & The Land of Israel O03 6:29PM

The Criminality of the Elites O03 11:35AM

Business de l'inhumanitaire O03 7:51AM

Marriage Rape/Date Rape Highest Rapes O02 2:59PM

Women I Know Get Raped - Too Many Times To Count! O02 2:55PM

Women In USA Have Stockholm Syndrom O02 2:50PM

Shooting Drill's Are Political Actual Shootings O02 2:47PM

Dr. Ford's Father Works With CIA O02 2:44PM

Weaponizing Frequencies O02 2:41PM

Google Abuses: Worldwide Spying, Censorship, War Promotion, Spying On Children, Etc O02 11:08AM

Paraphysique de l'administration O02 8:34AM

Paraphysique O02 8:31AM

Affordable Rents? A State of Emergency Intensifies O01 11:36AM

A Few Of Many Impeachable Acts by Trump Sessions And Others O01 4:41AM

DĂ©sengrammation, l'Ă©loge de la suite S30 7:01AM

someone Should Work In Hollywood - Good Acting! S28 2:55PM

Ford Gives Psych Drugs To Lower Class To Shut Them Up? S28 2:51PM

Hilllary Calls Ford Trailer Trash? S28 2:47PM

Most Rapes Are In Marriages S28 2:43PM

Nice Boys Dirty Deeds S28 2:41PM

Minnesota 2nd Largest Rape State S28 2:39PM

Paraphysique de la plus-value S28 7:18AM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy