Davao Today columnist Margarita Valle filed criminal and administrative charges before the Office of the Ombudsman today against Philippine National Police and Army officers who arrested her and held her incommunicado for almost 12 hours last June 9.
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Somewhere in the mountainous part of the region, there were makeshift huts made of freshly cut pieces of wood, leaves and plastic waterproof sheets. A few hammocks made of taffeta hung in between trees. These served as temporary sleeping quarters for the mobile army composed mainly of peasants, some workers and intellectuals.
Australian missionary nun Sr. Patricia Anne Fox remains resolute in the face of an Immigration order denying her visa extension application and requiring her to leave before Nov. 4.
Maria Roselle Locsin, 37, was watching television in their home on Oct. 7 in Sitio San Roque in Quezon City, along with her husband Bernie Tupaz and 10-year-old daughter, when armed men in plainclothes barged into their home.
Eden Gualberto practically raised her three children through farming. She earns P1,000 a week from selling banana, cassava and vegetables.
A human rights organization said the recent election of the Philippine government to the United Nations Human Rights Council does not in any way absolve President Rodrigo Duterte of gross human rights violations amid claims that it goes to show how human rights is respected here.
National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) consultant Adelberto Silva and four companions were arrested Monday afternoon in Sta. Cruz, Laguna.
‘Senador Neri Colmenares’. That’s how he would be called if the Philippines’ most organized party, with the most number of organizations and members tried and tested in mass campaigns, ably put their acts together as one super broad electoral machinery. Bayan Muna’s Teddy Casiño and Nathaniel Santiago offer some guidelines on how, accompanied by a snappy tune and a hefty dose of humor. In the coming midterm elections, they plan to infuse the discussions on the streets, shops, schools, churches, social media, etc, with “New Politics.”
Pope Francis may have thrilled the country during his visit, but his reminder to recognize migrant workers and heed their needs is yet to have its effect on government officials and recruitment agencies.
Tacloban City captured the attention and the desire of Pope Francis to show solidarity with the survivors of the strongest supertyphoon to make landfall in history. “I felt that I have to be here,” he said during the mass, “a little bit late,” he admitted, to warm applause of the pilgrims.