A Philippine Human Rights NGO providing Psychosocial Services and Rehabilitation to Internally Displaced Persons and Survivors of Torture and Organized Violence.

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Balay has likened to an act of a “thief in the night” the secretive manner of the burial of the late deposed  dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LnmB-“Hero’s Cemetery”) on November 13.  

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The Balay Rehabilitation Center, convener of the United Against Torture Coalition in the Philippines (UATC) and civil society prime mover of the accession of the Philippines to the Optional Protocol To The Convention Against Torture (OPCAT), has organized a forum to mark the tenth anniversary of the entry into force of the OPCAT in Hotel Rembrandt on November 11, 2016.

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Balay was able to document 44 allegations of torture within the third quarter of the year, covering the period July-September 2016. The victims are all residents in conflict-affected areas in Mindanao, notably in the island of Basilan where government forces are engaged in a deadly operations against the ‘lawless activities’ of the Abu Sayyaf Group, and in the Davao region and in North Cotabato where the New People’s Army has been posing an armed challenged against the Philippines security forces.

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R. A. 9745: Alamin ang anti-Torture Act of 2009

ATL Digest

Published with the support of the Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims (RCT), Copenhagen

Ang tortyur ay masakit, ito ay nag-iiwan ng marka ng sugat sa katawan at kalooban. Maaring isa sa mga kakilala mo, o kamaganak mo ay dumaranas nito. Kailangan na itong mapigilan. Nitong nakalipas na November 10, 2009 ay ipinasa ng ating Kongreso (Pamahalaan) ang anti-torture law bunga na rin ng pagsisikap ng mga organisasyon at indibidwal na nagnanais na matigil na ang tortyur sa ating bansa.

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