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PRESS RELEASE BAYAN Philippines The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan slammed the Commission on Human Rights for saying that Fil-Am activist Melissa Roxas may have been abducted by the New People‚Äôs Army and not the Armed Forces of the Philippines. “This assertion is misleading and practically clears the AFP of any liability. The resolution is […]

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PRESS RELEASE BAYAN Philippines The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan today slammed the Commission on Human Rights resolution on the case of the abduction and torture of Fil-Am activist Melissa Roxas. The group said that the report “practically clears the AFP of any wrongdoing”. “We are very disappointed with the report. This seems to be […]

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PRESS RELEASE BAYAN Philippines The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan welcomes the positive findings and decisions of the Court of Appeals in relation to the petition for a writ of amparo by our colleague Melissa Roxas. The CA has correctly pointed out that Melissa was indeed abducted and tortured and that there is no truth to the […]

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PRESS RELEASE BAYAN Philippines An emotional Melissa Roxas, the Filipino-American activist abducted and tortured by suspected state agents, returned to the Philippines last night. In a press conference at the airport she said that she was returning to pursue her case, not just for herself but for other victims of human rights abuses. Roxas shed […]

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PRESS RELEASE BAYAN Philippines The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) today welcomed news from the Commission on Human Rights that Filipino American activist Melissa Roxas is set to return to the Philippines. Roxas, a member of Bayan USA, was abducted last May 19 along with two other volunteers in La Paz, Tarlac. She recounts […]

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PRESS RELEASE BAYAN Philippines The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan doubts the Malacanang probe into the abduction of Filipino-American activist Melissa Roxas will lead anywhere. Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita recently ordered the Department of Defense to investigate the abduction. “It’s a sham. The Palace is likely reeling from intense public criticism of its human rights […]

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PRESS RELEASE BAYAN Philippines The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan and the human rights group Karapatan believe that there is sufficient evidence to point out the military’s involvement in the abduction of Filipino-American activist and Bayan USA member Melissa Roxas and her two Filipino companions Juanito Carabeo and John Edward Handoc. Roxas and company were […]

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PRESS RELEASE BAYAN Philippines Now it can be told. Abducted Filipino-American activist Melissa Roxas, who was forcibly taken by armed men in La Paz, Tarlac last May 19 and surfaced six days later, was subjected to physical and mental torture during her captivity. She now seeks the protection of the Supreme Court for herself and […]

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PRESS RELEASE BAYAN Philippines The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan condemned in the strongest terms the statement coming from the Philippine government and its Presidential Human Rights Commission on the circumstances of the abduction and eventually surfacing of Filipino-American activist Melissa Roxas and her companions Juanito Carabeo and John Edward Handoc. “The PHRC has shown utter incompetence […]

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PRESS RELEASE BAYAN Philippines While happy that Filipino-American activist Melissa Roxas was surfaced yesterday morning, the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan said that the search for her companions Juanito Carabeo and John Edward Handoc continues. “It is regrettable that military and the police are either clueless or in a state of denial over the abductions of Roxas, […]

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