Conviction of Edgar Damalerio’s killer first success in the fight against impunity

first_img Help by sharing this information November 29, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Conviction of Edgar Damalerio’s killer first success in the fight against impunity News Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa to go further PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Philippines News Organisation RSF_en February 16, 2021 Find out more News PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped June 1, 2021 Find out more Ex policeman Guillermo Wapile was sentenced to life imprisonment on 29 November for the murder of journalist Edgar Damalerio (photo). Police and the courts failed to bring to justice either his accomplices or the instigators of the killing. Reporters Without Borders hailed the courage of his widow and the chief witness who, despite the risks, helped secure this victory over impunity. Former policeman Guillermo Wapile was sentenced to life imprisonment on 29 November 2005 for the murder in 2002 of newspaper editor and radio journalist Edgar Damalerio.Reporters Without Borders hailed the courage of both the journalist’s widow and of the chief witness to the murder that helped secure a conviction for his killer.“Three and a half years after the murder, the justice system has finally cleared a major hurdle in this case, marked by the murder of three witnesses and total impunity for those who instigated the killing,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.A regional court in the southern city of Cebu sentenced Wapile to life imprisonment (30 years) for the murder of Damalerio, editor of the Zamboanga Scribe and journalist on radio dxKP in Pagadian, in the southern island of Mindanao. The former policeman, who had several lawyers in his defence team, had pleaded not guilty.“Without the huge courage of chief witness Edgar Ongue and the journalist’s wife Gemma Damalerio and the tenacity of journalist Edgar Amoro – another witness who was himself murdered in February 2005 – this murder would have gone unpunished as have scores of others in the Philippines”, said Reporters Without Borders.“The heavy sentence against this criminal, for so long protected by his superiors, is a victory,” the organisation said, “But it should not overshadow the horrifying impunity that reigns in the country. It is a great shame that the investigation and the trial should have been limited to the murder itself with no attempt made to identify those who instigated the killing.”Gemma Damalerio told Reporters Without Borders, “Almost four years after my husband’s murder, we have finally obtained justice. It is a victory for all those in the Philippines and throughout the world who fought for Edgar Damalerio”. The journalist’s widow has been nominated for the Reporters Without Borders 2005 prize in the “press freedom defender” category.Delivering his 12-page verdict, the judge stressed the crucial importance of the evidence given by eye-witness Edgar Ongue. The court, presided by Ramon Codilla, rejected false evidence given by several of Wapile’s associates, including policemen who tried to bolster his defence.Since Damalerio’s murder in Pagadian on 13 May 2002, his family and witnesses lived in fear as they were targeted for successive murder attempts. On 2 February 2005, Edgar Amoro, a journalist and friend of Damalerio, was shot dead in the street in Pagadian. Another witness, Jury Ladica, had been murdered in August 2002.Police in Pagadian failed to even try to identify Wapile’s accomplices or to hunt for those who ordered him to carry out the killing. Asuri Hawani, a police officer who constantly protected his former junior officer, was recently appointed security adviser to the mayor of Pagadian. Moreover the investigation into the murder of Edgar Amoro has now stalled, despite promises to the contrary given to Reporters Without Borders by Justice Minister Raul M. Gonzalez. May 3, 2021 Find out more News Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago Receive email alertslast_img read more

Sierra Madre Episcopal Church of the Ascension: From the Ministry Intern, Marianne Zahn, “2012 Lenten Series”

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. During the time at Ascension, it was noticed that a growing utilization of electronic resources and a greater internet presence. For some, there is some discomfort with, and perhaps even resistance to, the use of these modern technologies. But this discomfort is actually a good thing because wherever there is tension, it often means God is starting something new. Lent is a perfect time to shake up the assumptions and to see things in new ways. For the upcoming Lenten series, the church would like to step into that tension and explore with its members what God might be saying – not only through new media, but also in the culture at large. How might God be speaking to us in our ministries and relationships at Ascension?Even when there is a disagreement with the author’s opinions, there is that realization that there is still something that can be learned from books and other print media that present ideas that provoke its constituents. In the same way, its constituents can also learn to “read” the culture for deeper meaning even if its members don’t personally find entertainment value in the songs of Katy Perry or thevampire antics of TV’s True Blood. Each week of the series, the church will use clips and materials from one-of-five different areas of culture: music, film, TV, web media, and food as prompts for discussion.. Then in small groups, the church will reflect on ways that Scripture and church tradition might interact with these “cultural artifacts.” Finally, together there will be an attempt to discern what the interaction between the church’ religious heritage and theology and today’s culture might be calling the church members towards as individuals and/or as a church.If this sounds like a tall order, it is! But there is this hope that the members will join the church and help spark what should at least be some interestingconversations. The Lenten Series begins Wednesday, February 29th and continues through March 28th. Please see the calendar for location times.Sierra Madre Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 25 East Laurel Avenue, Sierra Madre, (626) 355-1133 or visit www.ascension-sierramadre.com. Subscribe More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Faith Essays & Inspirations Sierra Madre Episcopal Church of the Ascension: From the Ministry Intern, Marianne Zahn, “2012 Lenten Series” Published on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 | 3:38 pm 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink Outside The Ordinary: 9 Gifts That Do All The Talking!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

Nearly 1,100 kids Attend Foothill Unity Center Back to School Distribution

first_imgGiving Back Nearly 1,100 kids Attend Foothill Unity Center Back to School Distribution Community support helps Foothill Unity Center prepare nearly 1,100 local kids of very low income families for class at 16th Annual Back to School event From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, August 7, 2014 | 4:01 pm Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs You Want To Stay With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Business News Subscribe Nearly 1,100 kids attended the Back to School distribution with their families.Costumed strollers encouraged kids to get a free dental checkup. From left: volunteer Ellen Geiger, event committee members Laurie Orvis and Janet Wall.After months of planning and work by Center staff, over 700 volunteers and a mass of community supporters, some 1,100 preregistered local K-12 children of very low income families got the backpacks, school supplies and clothing they needed to start the school year with confidence.Throughout the day-long event at Santa Anita Park racetrack in Arcadia, a circle of support surrounded the excited youngsters every step of the way, as DJ Party Pros kept kids, parents and volunteers dancing. Hundreds of volunteers worked the event, staffing distribution tables for everything from uniforms and shoe vouchers to notebooks and calculators. Each child wore a “passport” lanyard with check-offs to make sure no one missed a single table.Students from the Citrus College School of Cosmetology provided free manicures and haircuts all day.Citrus College cosmetology students contributed a full day of haircutting and manicure services. Monrovia Reads and A Foundation for Kids gave new grade-appropriate books to every child.Health connections were a major feature. The Ostrow School of Dentistry for USC offered free dental screenings, singling out children with the most urgent needs to be treated at the Center’s Mobile Dental Clinic this winter. SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. gave families hands-on demonstrations of how to use seat belts and install car seats and booster seats, and gave free booster seats to qualified families.Every child picked out an age-appropriate book courtesy of Monrovia Reads.Attendees also got access to information direct from an array of health resources, including American Red Cross, CalFresh, CHAP Care, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Community Alliance of Pasadena, Department of Social Services, HEAR Center, Methodist Hospital, Monrovia Health Center, Options Child Care Services, Pacific Clinics, Pasadena Public Health Department and URDC/Bill More Community Clinic.Fun was everywhere, as kids lined up to see a model Mars rover from Jet Propulsion Laboratories (JPL) and learn about Exelis 3-D Deep Space Exploration. Other popular destinations included hands-on ceramic art projects with Paint N Play, the Southern California Edison Big Truck display, and fire engines and crew members from the Arcadia and Monrovia Fire Departments. A snack center featured egg rolls from Panda Restaurant Group and popcorn from LA Partyworks.The Center still needs funds to cover the cost of the massive event, which is paid for annually by donations from hundreds of local individuals, companies and organizations. Support is also needed to underwrite the upcoming Mobile Dental Clinic for which children were screened at the event.Key sponsors to date include Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, LA Party Works, Marshall’s/TJX Companies, Monrovia Reads, Monrovian Family Restaurant, Panda Restaurant Group, Santa Anita Park, Southern California Edison Company, The Outlet by E.L.S., Vons Foundation and Wells Fargo Foundation.Other supporters include 3M Company, Athens Services, Avery Office Supplies, Bowden Development, Inc., Burrtec, California Pizza Kitchen, City of Monrovia, Custom Comfort Mattress, Duarte Transit, Foothill Unity Center Auxiliary, Lakeshore Learning Materials, Monrovia Transit, Pacific Clinics, Red Lobster Restaurant, Southern California Gas Company, Starbucks and The Gables Monrovia.“79% of our clients have incomes at or below the National Poverty Level,” said Center Executive Director Betty McWilliams. “Many are employed, but don’t get the pay they need to survive without help. This event helps them send their children back to class with the new items they can’t afford to provide — and helps these kids start the school year on a level playing field. â€About Foothill Unity CenterCelebrating its 35th anniversary next year, Foothill Unity Center is the primary provider of food, case management/crisis help, and access to health care resources across eleven San Gabriel Valley cities: Pasadena, Altadena, South Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, Monrovia, Bradbury, Duarte, Azusa, Baldwin Park and Irwindale. 79% of the Center’s clients are at or below the National Poverty Level. The number of people served by the organization has more than tripled over the last five years. The Center, the federally designated Community Action Agency for the Foothill Area, operates locations in Monrovia and Pasadena. 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

David Luiz responds to criticism aimed at Arsenal defenders after draw with Tottenham

first_imgDavid Luiz responds to criticism aimed at Arsenal defenders after draw with Tottenham Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 2 Sep 2019 1:51 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kShares Commentcenter_img Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham: Unai Emery press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:47FullscreenArsenal 2-2 Tottenham: Unai Emery press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-2-2-tottenham-unai-emery-press-conference-1997076/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Manchester United legend Gary Neville criticised Leno – and Arsenal’s defence – following their lacklustre performances at the Emirates.‘Today you talk about the threat, the intensity, good parts of the game, you still have to mention the fact that they look sloppy and rash at the back,’ he said on the The Gary Neville Podcast.‘We talked about the goalkeeper’s mistake, I don’t quite trust him, I don’t think he’s anywhere near the class of the other top goalkeepers we have in the league.‘The two centre-backs, they’re rash. You could argue that Hector Bellerin’s got to come back in, that Rob Holding’s got to come back in, Kieran Tierney’s got to come back in. So that back four can be strengthened.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘But you still fear that that back four will always still not be good enough for where Arsenal want to be, and they somehow from somewhere need to unearth a centre-back that’s going to hold that back-line together.‘So I think there’s still the fear for Arsenal that they look like they’re all over the place at the back when they have good players against them.‘We saw today Tottenham created many chances on the counter-attack, whereas the really good teams and top teams they manage the counter-attack, they sustain their own attack and they don’t allow teams to counter-attack on them very often – City and Liverpool in particular.’ David Luiz has responded to the criticism aimed at Arsenal following the north London derby (Picture: Getty)David Luiz has admitted Arsenal’s defenders must accept any criticism that comes their way following the side’s 2-2 draw with bitter rivals Tottenham.Christian Eriksen opened the scoring in the tenth minute for Spurs, netting from close range after Bernd Leno pushed Erik Lamela’s initial shot directly into the Dane’s path.Granit Xhaka’s clumsy challenge on Son Heung-min inside the penalty area gave Harry Kane the chance to double Tottenham’s lead and the England striker made no mistake from the spot with five minutes remaining of the first half.Alexandre Lacazette dragged Arsenal back into the game with a classy solo effort right on half-time before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rescued a point for Unai Emery’s side in the 71st minute.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySpeaking to Sky Sports following the north London derby, Luiz said: ‘I think [the criticism] is normal, in my all my career it has been like that, especially when you are a defender‘Strikers never lose games unless if they miss a penalty in the last minute, this is football.‘The defenders have to take responsibility and take [criticism] in a good way, in a humble way.‘We need to understand when we make a mistake and say that.’ Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham: Mauricio Pochettino press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:48FullscreenArsenal 2-2 Tottenham: Mauricio Pochettino press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-2-2-tottenham-mauricio-pochettino-press-conference-1997084/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Who will finish higher in the league this season?Arsenal0%Tottenham0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Nicolas Pepe impressed Jose Mourinho during visits to Lille following Manchester United exitlast_img read more

La Administración Wolf Ofrece Recomendaciones para Deportes Juveniles Escolares y Recreativos

first_img August 06, 2020 Education,  Español,  Press Release,  Public Health El Departamento de Salud y el Departamento de Educación de Pennsylvania recomendaron hoy conjuntamente que los deportes juveniles escolares y recreativos de Pre-K a 12 se pospongan hasta al menos el 1 de enero de 2021, para proteger a los niños y adolescentes de COVID-19.La administración está proporcionando esta recomendación fuerte y no una orden o mandato. Al igual que al decidir si los estudiantes deben regresar a clases presenciales, aprendizaje remoto o una combinación de ambos este otoño, los administradores escolares y las juntas escolares elegidas localmente deben tomar decisiones sobre deportes.Aspectos destacados de la recomendación de hacer una pausa de los deportes juveniles hasta el 1 de enero de 2021:Se aplica a deportes recreativos juveniles en equipo e individuales, escolares y no escolares;Incluye competiciones, juegos intramuros y juegos de práctica;Continuar el acondicionamiento, ejercicios y otras actividades de capacitación de forma individual;No se aplica a deportes universitarios y profesionales;Los límites de reunión permanecen sin cambios: no se pueden reunir más de 25 personas en el interior y 250 en el exterior.La administración está actualizando la guía deportiva existente para reflejar esta recomendación.La administración reconoce la importancia de que los niños regresen a la escuela, al tiempo que protege la seguridad y el bienestar de los estudiantes y educadores. Guía para las escuelas está disponible. La guía representa las mejores prácticas de salud pública respaldadas relacionadas con el distanciamiento social, los revestimientos faciales, la higiene de manos y la limpieza y desinfección en entornos escolares. También describe cómo acomodar a personas con discapacidades o afecciones crónicas, procedimientos para controlar los síntomas y responder a casos confirmados o probables de COVID-19 en la comunidad escolar.View this information in English. La Administración Wolf Ofrece Recomendaciones para Deportes Juveniles Escolares y Recreativoscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more