A TVNZ News Clip of the Visit
New Zealand will help the Philippines boost its poor human rights record, following a wave of extra-judicial killings and questionable political detentions in that country.
New Zealand will help the Philippines improve its poor human rights record, following a wave of extra-judicial killings and questionable political detentions in that country.
A visit by the President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has been marked by protest at parliament over alleged human right abuses in her country.
The Philippine Star: Killings haunt GMA in New Zealand (By Marvin Sy)
WELLINGTON (via PLDT) – Protesters greeted President Arroyo and human rights was one of the main issues she discussed with New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark during their meetings here Monday.
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was chastised Monday by opposition parliamentarians in New Zealand who called the Philippines “a disaster area for human rights.”
Inquirer.net: Arroyo accepts NZ bid to help end RP slays (By Michael Lim Ubac)
WELLINGTON — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Monday welcomed New Zealand’s offer to help her administration end a wave of extrajudicial killings as a lone Filipino activist in a steel cage outside Parliament called her the “worst dictator” in Philippine history.
HOUNDED by protests even abroad, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Monday defended her government’s human rights record before officials of New Zealand.
AHN: Manila Wants Increased Trade With New Zealand (By Komfie Manalo – AHN Correspondent)
Wellington, New Zealand (AHN) – Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Monday said she is looking forward to heightened trade activities between the Philippines and New Zealand. She cited the big growth potential of the two countries’ two-way commerce.