‘If fear is contagious, so is courage’

By: Joel Ruiz Butuyan It was the most impressive delivery of justice I have witnessed in my more than two decades of being a lawyer. The families of four garbage collectors who were killed and a vegetable vendor who survived, were given permanent protection from four policemen who perpetrated the killings under the guise of […] More →

The cruel, the fearful, and the brave

By: Joel Ruiz Butuyan After 7,000 deaths, the first case initiated on behalf of victims of “Operation Tokhang” was filed in the Supreme Court on Jan. 26. The case involved the killing of four men and the near-fatal shooting of another by Quezon City policemen in August 2016. There are three notable groups of people […] More →