Yesterday morning I was interviewed by a student journalist from Chicago about human rights in the Philippines.

“I’m interested in knowing what the major human rights issues are… or at least your perspective on what they are,” she asked in her preliminary email the day before. (more…)

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[*archieval images courtesy of Wikipedia, and the University of Wisconsin]

Women begging for food from Americans during the Phil-Am War.

Women begging for food from Americans during the Phil-Am War.

[*I will be co-instructing an upcoming series of Philippine history workshops at KPC from September to November, so I thought I’d write a preview about the Fil-Am War…]

Today’s North American news has daily reports of the debacle in Iraq. It’s just the latest in a string of US invasions into sovereign lands, but the grand-daddy of it all was in the Philippines. (more…)

This is Bas Ismael, he was convicted on the 7th of being one of the kidnappers of two Americans and eighteen Filipinos at the Dos Palmas Resort in Palawan in 2001.

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