Philippines

Zamboanga school bags 2 gold, 1 silver in Indonesia choir competition

Zambo school bags 2 gold, 1 silver in Indon choir competition By R. G. Antonet Go ZAMBOANGA CITY (Philippines News Agency) — The Cantamos Chorale of the Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College (ZCSPC) has bagged three medals, two gold and one silver, in the 4th North Sumatera International Choir Competition at Parapat, Lake Tabu, Indonesia. … Continue reading

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Philippines: Investigate Zamboanga Detainee Mistreatment

PRESS RELEASE Philippines: Investigate Zamboanga Detainee Mistreatment Ensure Access to Lawyers, Family Members, Rights Monitors (Manila, October 4, 2013) – The Philippines government should investigate alleged mistreatment of detainees, including children, by security forces in Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines, Human Rights Watch said today. The government has detained dozens of suspected Muslim rebels … Continue reading

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Dispatches: War Children in the Philippines

PRESS RELEASE Dispatches: War Children in the Philippines By Carlos H. Conde Human Rights Watch   September 20, 2013 The day before the clashes started, 15-year-old Hassan’s grandfather took him from their village on Basilan Island in the southern Philippines to attend what his grandfather described as a “peace rally” in nearby Zamboanga City. Three … Continue reading

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Philippines: Protect Civilians in Southern Fighting

PRESS RELEASE Philippines: Protect Civilians in Southern Fighting Some 70,000 Displaced; Residents Trapped in Zamboanga Standoff (Manila, September 16, 2013) – The Philippine government should take all necessary measures to reduce the risk to civilians while conducting military operations against Muslim rebels in the southern city of Zamboanga, Human Rights Watch said today. The fighting … Continue reading