UN war crimes convict claims to have taken poison in court

AP 11/29/2017

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The final hearing at a United Nations war crimes tribunal was dramatically halted Wednesday when a former Bosnian Croat military chief claimed to have taken poison. Slobodan Praljak yelled, “I am not a…

UN chief: Human rights, law enforcement needed in anti-drugs fight

Inquirer.net 11/14/2017

United Nations (UN) Secretary General António Guterres rallied regional leaders on the need for effective law enforcement and the respect for human rights in the war against drugs and terrorism. Guterres made the call during the Association…

Protecting our wildlife

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 10/23/2017

This week is very significant for the Philippines and the rest of the world. All roads lead to Manila as we are hosting the first-ever-in-Asia 12th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on…

On human rights and impunity

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 09/25/2017

Our country is very much the focus of global concern and attention on the twin issues of human rights and impunity. The United Nations defines Human Rights as “universal legal guarantees protecting individuals and groups against actions…

Davide urges LGUs to improve services following Metro Cebu’s recognition

Intern 02/17/2017

CEBU Governor Hilario Davide III was hoping that Metro Cebu’s recognition as one of the models for metropolitan governance would encourage other local government units (LGUs) to improve their services. Early this week, Metro Cebu, along with…

More convictions, not executions

Editorial 01/15/2017

A recent Pulse Asia survey which showed that eight out of 10 Filipinos approved of the Duterte administration’s campaign against criminality may either silence critics, question the survey results or determine why the bloody war against crime…

Global Carrier mounts Disney-inspired Christmas tree–making contest

PR 01/03/2017

Employees and management of Global Carrier Philippines Inc. took the challenge by participating in the Christmas tree–making contest. It has been 16 years since the company traditionally made Christmas trees based on the themes like metallic, Chinese,…

South Koreans to elect next president

12/11/2016

SEOUL, South Korea — Fresh off impeachment, South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s days in office may be numbered. Her potential successors include the outgoing secretary general of the United Nations, an ambitious mayor who has been compared…

To be human

Radel Paredes 12/10/2016

As I write this today, December 10, the world celebrates International Human Rights Day. It commemorates the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on this day in 1948, a…

NO STATE-SPONSORED KILLINGS

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Izobelle T. Pulgo, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 12/08/2016

Human rights and church leaders in Cebu expressed dismay over the joint report by the Senate committees on justice and human rights, and public order and dangerous drugs that declared that the government has nothing to do,…

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