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Alvarez: Congress will suspend habeas corpus only if Duterte justifies it

Nov 14, 2016 - 2:28 PM

Kung talaga namang kinakailangan bakit hindi ilulusot? At kung hindi naman kailangan talagang hindi lulusot iyan As I’ve said before hindi naman tayo rubber stamp ng Malacañang says House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

NOT INFLUENCED BY MALACAÑANG. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez maintains that Congress is 'not a rubber stamp' of the administration. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Suspending habeas corpus to harm PNP, drug war - Lacson

Nov 13, 2016 - 2:35 PM

Malacañang meanwhile says the suspension of the writ is just an idea so far

President Rodrigo Duterte in Kuala Lumpur on November 9, 2016. Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

Duterte to suspend writ of habeas corpus if 'forced'

Nov 12, 2016 - 6:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says the law allows him to do this to protect the Republic of the Philippines

DUTERTE'S WARNING. President Rodrigo Duterte says he can suspend the writ of habeas corpus if lawlessness persists in the country. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Abuses persist in PH's 'climate of impunity' – Amnesty Int'l

Feb 27, 2016 - 5:31 PM

The lack of laws and structures to strengthen human rights contribute to the climate of impunity in the Philippines says Amnesty International

IMPUNITY. While they cite examples of laws and structures in the country to protect human rights, Amnesty International reports cases of abuse where perpetrators were not punished. Image courtesy of Alyssa Arizabal

Parents of 43 missing Mexican students demand new search

Jul 27, 2015 - 1:30 PM

Lawyer: We demand the relaunching of the search and the reopening of the case which this corrupt government has refused to do

Pictures of missing students are posted on one of the tollbooths across the Chilpancingo-Acapulco highway, which were taken over by teachers and students during a protest on October 15, 2014 in Chilpancingo, Guerrero state, Mexico. Yuri Cortez/AFP

Mexico defends probe of 43 missing students

Feb 10, 2015 - 8:11 AM

The Mexican attorney general s office issued a statement rejecting the poorly defended arguments of the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team

SEEKING JUSTICE. Relatives of the 43 Mexican students missing in Ayotzinapa hold pictures during a press conference in Mexico City, Mexico, 09 February 2015. Mario Guzman/EPA

Foreign experts slam Mexico's 43 missing students probe

Feb 08, 2015 - 1:08 PM

Argentine led forensic experts insist the probe must remain open as they list a series of mishaps

In this file photo, forensic experts operate as they search for human remains at a dump site outside Cocula town, Guerrero State, Mexico, 28 October 2014. Rebecca Blackwell/Pool/EPA

Mexico gives evidence to UN over missing students

Feb 03, 2015 - 7:23 AM

Relatives of the victims meet with the committee behind closed doors and call on the Mexican government to continue the investigation into the disappearances

In this file photo, forensic experts operate as they search for human remains at a dump site outside Cocula town, Guerrero State, Mexico, 28 October 2014. Rebecca Blackwell/Pool/EPA

Mexico 'certain' that missing students dead – minister

Jan 28, 2015 - 7:44 AM

The investigation gives us the legal certainty that the student teachers were killed in the circumstances that have been described Justice Minister Jesus Murillo Karam says

In this file photo, forensic experts operate as they search for human remains at a dump site outside Cocula town, Guerrero State, Mexico, 28 October 2014. Rebecca Blackwell/Pool/EPA

Parents of missing Mexico students want military probe

Jan 14, 2015 - 12:51 PM

Parents of dozens of missing students call on Mexican authorities to investigate the military while prosecutors say no soldiers were involved in the case that has shocked the nation

GONE BOYS. Pictures of missing students are posted on one of the tollbooths across the Chilpancingo-Acapulco highway, which were taken over by teachers and students during a protest on October 15, 2014 in Chilpancingo, Guerrero state, Mexico. Yuri Cortez/AFP

Ex-mayor's wife ordered held for organized crime in Mexico missing case

Jan 06, 2015 - 9:33 AM

The wife of the ex mayor of Iguala the Mexican city where 43 college students went missing in September is ordered jailed indefinitely for organized crime

In this file photo, parents and relatives of the 43 students that disappeared 26 December 2014 protest for the last time in the year 2014 asking for justice in Mexico City, Mexico, late 31 December 2014. Sashenka Gutierez/EPA

Families of 43 missing Mexicans promise protests over holidays

Dec 22, 2014 - 3:29 PM

There is no vacation no Christmas or New Years these days are for struggling

GONE BOYS. Pictures of missing students are posted on one of the tollbooths across the Chilpancingo-Acapulco highway, which were taken over by teachers and students during a protest on October 15, 2014 in Chilpancingo, Guerrero state, Mexico. Yuri Cortez/AFP

Family demands justice after Mexican student's body identified

Dec 08, 2014 - 8:00 AM

If all 43 students are confirmed dead it would rank among the worst mass murders in a drug war that has killed more than 80 000 people and left 22 000 others missing since 2006

SEARCH CONTINUES. In this file photo, forensic experts operate as they search for human remains at a dump site outside Cocula town, Guerrero State, Mexico, 28 October 2014. Rebecca Blackwell/Pool/EPA

One of 43 missing Mexican students identified

Dec 07, 2014 - 7:13 AM

UPDATED The 43 students disappeared in September after gang linked police attacked their buses in the city of Iguala allegedly under orders from the mayor and his wife

Mexican police officers and members of the civil protection remain in the site where a mass grave was found in Pueblo Viejo, in the outskirts of Iguala, Guerrero state, Mexico, on October 5, 2014. Pedro Pardo/AFP

Mexicans occupy prosecutor's office in missing students' case

Nov 25, 2014 - 7:07 AM

Some 300 people some wearing masks enter the Guerrero state building in the regional capital Chilpancingo prompting nearly all staff to leave

Mexico's president condemns violence at protests over missing students

Nov 16, 2014 - 2:51 PM

Enrique Peña Nieto also defends himself against suggestions he should not have traveled abroad amid the fury and shock over the case

OUT OF TOWN. A handout photo released by G20 Australia shows Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto (L) and First Lady Angelica Rivera Hurtado arrive at the G20 Terminal of the airport in Brisbane, Australia, 14 November 2014. Patrick Hamilton/EPA

Protesters burn state congress over Mexico 'massacre'

Nov 13, 2014 - 10:20 AM

Some 500 masked students and radical teachers break into the empty Guerrero state legislature igniting fires in the library and the chamber where local lawmakers hold sessions

View of the main hall of the state congress set on fire by protesters in Chilpancingo, Guerrero State, Mexico on November 12, 2014. Pedro Pardo/AFP

Fury over Mexico student 'massacre' boils over

Nov 12, 2014 - 10:22 AM

Violent protests have erupted in Mexico since authorities said Friday November 7 that gang hitmen confessed to murdering the students and incinerating their bodies

A teacher throws a stone towards policemen during clashes between teachers and the state Police after the teachers burned the headquarters of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in Chilpancingo, Guerrero, Mexico, 11 November 2014. Jose Luis de la Cruz/EPA

Parents of 43 Mexican students reject massacre claims

Nov 10, 2014 - 9:45 AM

What we heard hurt us a lot: That our sons were dissolved that they burned them and finally dumped them But all we want is proof not words

Students of several Mexican universities and a group of the Normal Rural of Ayotzinapa participate in a protest in front of the Mexican General Attorney headquarters demanding for information about 43 missing students, in Mexico City, Mexico, 15 October 2014. Sashenka Gutierrez/EPA

Mexicans protest for 43 missing after mayor caught

Nov 05, 2014 - 11:56 PM

UPDATED The capture raised hopes that they could offer solid clues about the students whereabouts almost 6 weeks after they were attacked

'DONDE ESTAN?' Women participates in a protest demanding the Mexican government the appearance of 43 missing students in Mexico City on November 5, 2014. Yuri Cortez/AFP

In Mexico, searching 'blindly' for 43 missing students

Nov 02, 2014 - 4:39 PM

The mass disappearance has belied President Enrique Pena Nieto s assurances that violence was down in Mexico

A placard with the portraits of the 43 missing students of the Raul Isidro Burgos teachers's school is seen at the dining room of their school in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero state, Mexico on October 26, 2014. Yuri Cortez/AFP

Mexican president meets with kin of 43 missing students

Oct 30, 2014 - 8:31 AM

As relatives met with Enrique Peña Nieto in Mexico City federal police extended the hunt for the missing 43 to local rivers

A placard with the portraits of the 43 missing students of the Raul Isidro Burgos teachers's school is seen at the dining room of their school in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero state, Mexico on October 26, 2014. Yuri Cortez/AFP

Mexico's students not the only ones missing

Oct 25, 2014 - 10:28 AM

A year before Mexico s latest nightmare – the disappearance of 43 students – there was another night of terror in a neighboring town when gunmen broke into homes and took people away mainly youths

WHERE ARE THEY? Activists and relatives march during a protest against the disappearance of 43 students, asking the Government to speed up the search, in Mexico City, Mexico, 22 October 2014. Mario Guzman/EPA

Mexico governor steps down over student disappearances

Oct 24, 2014 - 11:15 AM

The governor of the Mexican state where 43 students vanished following a confrontation with police resigns saying he is stepping down to assist the investigation into the disappearances

Governor of Mexican state of Guerrero, Angel Aguirre, speaks during a press conference in Acapulco, Mexico, 09 October 2014. Francisca Meza/EPA

Mexico mayor accused of ordering attack on missing students – official

Oct 23, 2014 - 8:05 AM

Mexican authorities have searched in vain for any trace of the college students who disappeared on September 26 in a case that has sparked national and international outrage

Students from the University of Guadalajara participate during a demonstration in Guadalajara, Mexico, 22 October 2014, against the death of 23 year old student Ricardo de Jesús Esparza. The students also demonstrate against the disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa in the state of Guerrero last 26 September. EPA/Ulises Ruiz Basurto

Mexico announces reward in hunt for missing students

Oct 21, 2014 - 4:46 PM

Meanwhile representatives of the students families expressed wariness over the government s probe of the case

Students, teachers and relatives of 43 Mexican youths, missing since last 26 September after being detained by police in the city of Iguala, march to demand their return, in city of Acapulco, Mexico, 17 October 2014. EPA/JOSE MENDEZ

Mexican police intensify search for missing students

Oct 20, 2014 - 1:50 PM

Authorities say the search had been expanded to include bodies of water such as lakes and ponds as well as in the numerous mines and caves of the mountains around Iguala

Students, teachers and relatives of 43 Mexican youths, missing since last 26 September after being detained by police in the city of Iguala, march to demand their return, in city of Acapulco, Mexico, 17 October 2014. EPA/JOSE MENDEZ

Mexico gripped by mass grave, missing students

Oct 16, 2014 - 7:54 AM

While news that the aspiring teachers were not in the burial pits brought some relief officials still have no clue where the students could be – and they now have 28 new unknown victims on their hands

GONE BOYS. Pictures of missing students are posted on one of the tollbooths across the Chilpancingo-Acapulco highway, which were taken over by teachers and students during a protest on October 15, 2014 in Chilpancingo, Guerrero state, Mexico. Yuri Cortez/AFP

Missing Mexico students not among 28 in mass grave

Oct 15, 2014 - 9:14 AM

Official: We have some DNA results for the first pits and I can tell you that they do not correspond to the DNA that relatives of these young men have given us

Mexican police officers and members of the civil protection remain in the site where a mass grave was found in Pueblo Viejo, in the outskirts of Iguala, Guerrero state, Mexico, on October 5, 2014. Pedro Pardo/AFP

New mass graves found in missing Mexican students case

Oct 10, 2014 - 7:57 AM

UPDATED The case has outraged Mexicans who held protests across the country to demand the return of the students in a nation that has lost tens of thousands of people to drug violence since 2006

Activists march in support of 43 missing students, who vanished in the city of Iguala, in downtown Mexico City, Mexico, 08 October 2014. Jose Mendez/EPA

Mexico mayor partied instead of protecting students

Oct 09, 2014 - 11:33 PM

Guerrero state prosecutor Inaky Blanco says the Mexico mayor was negligent in the sense that he preferred to continue to be at a party and later have dinner and then sleep

Two students hang photographs of the 43 missing youth, in Guerrero state, Mexico, October 7, 2014. Photo by José Luis de la Cruz/EPA

Questions over Mexico mayor, wife in missing students probe

Oct 09, 2014 - 7:26 AM

Officials are scrambling to explain how Mayor Jose Luis Abarca and Maria de los Angeles Pineda Villa were able to remain in office for so long in the town in Guerrero state as their role in the disappearance of 43 students come under scrutiny

Two students hang photographs of the 43 missing youth, in Guerrero state, Mexico, 07 October 2014. José Luis de la Cruz/EPA

Mexico pressed to solve 43 students' disappearance

Oct 08, 2014 - 8:20 AM

While authorities say the motive remains under investigation Guerrero s governor says one theory is that the police attacked the students because the mayor s wife was concerned they would disrupt a speech she was giving that day

Two students hang photographs of the 43 missing youth, in Guerrero state, Mexico, 07 October 2014. José Luis de la Cruz/EPA

Mexican army disarms police in missing students' city

Oct 07, 2014 - 7:07 AM

UPDATED Mexico s federal forces takes over security in a southern city where 43 students disappeared and disarmed the entire municipal police force after gang linked officers shot at the aspiring teachers

Members of the Forensic Medic Service of Mexico work at the site where authorities found a mass grave, in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico, 05 October 2014. Jose Mendez/EPA

Hitmen admit killing 17 of 43 missing Mexican students

Oct 06, 2014 - 8:36 AM

UPDATED The case could become one of the worst slaughters that Mexico has witnessed since the drug war intensified in 2006 leaving 80 000 people dead to date

Mexican police officers and members of the civil protection remain in the site where a mass grave was found in Pueblo Viejo, in the outskirts of Iguala, Guerrero state, Mexico, on October 5, 2014. Pedro Pardo/AFP

Mexico probes if 43 missing students are in mass grave

Oct 05, 2014 - 10:01 AM

UPDATED If the students are in those pits it would be one of the worst slaughters that Mexico has witnessed since the drug war intensified in 2006 leaving 80 000 people dead to date

Mexicans marines escort a truck with dead bodies leaving from a mass grave in Pueblo Viejo in the outskirts of Iguala, Guerrero on October 4, 2014. Yuri Cortez/AFP

Relatives scour crime-plagued Mexico state for missing students

Oct 02, 2014 - 9:04 AM

The anguished families of 43 missing Mexican students knocked on doors of homes handing out pictures of the aspiring teachers who vanished after a deadly police shooting at the weekend

'HAVE YOU SEEN THEM?' Residents receive information released by a joint patrol of marines, army, ministerial policemen and relatives of young that went missing during the last weekend clashes in Iguala, Guerrero state, Mexico on October 1, 2014. Yuri Cortez/AFP

14 of 57 missing Mexican students found alive

Oct 01, 2014 - 2:48 PM

The students disappeared following a bout of violence in Iguala late Friday and Saturday September 26 and 27 that left 6 people dead and 25 wounded in different parts of the municipality

Students protest in demand of justice for the deaths of six people including students of Ayotzinapa and football players of the team "Los Avispones" in Iguala, Guerrero state, Mexico, on September 29, 2014, following recent clashes that led to at least six deaths. Pedro Pardo/AFP

Mexico probes disappearance of 57 students

Sep 30, 2014 - 7:23 AM

The students disappeared following a bout of violence in the town of Iguala that left 6 people dead and 25 wounded in different parts of the southern state

Students protest in demand of justice for the deaths of six people including students of Ayotzinapa and football players of the team "Los Avispones" in Iguala, Guerrero state, Mexico, on September 29, 2014, following recent clashes that led to at least six deaths. Pedro Pardo/AFP

Palparan files motion to remain at NBI, cites security fears

Aug 14, 2014 - 12:06 PM

UPDATED The retired military general cites an assassination threat by the New People s Army in seeking to persuade the court to let him remain under NBI custody