The country’s poor ranking in the recent Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) only validates the school problems that teachers have been raising.
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The New People’s Army (NPA) in the region accused the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) of killing its leader, contrary to a military report of an encounter in the Davao del Norte province.
An international human rights group called the appointment of Vice President Leni Roberdo as co-chair of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) by President Rodrigo Duterte “a total sham.” This after the President announced Robredo’s sudden termination from the post she was appointed on just two weeks prior.
Students of the University of the Philippines Mindanao participate in a candle lighting ceremony in remembrance of the 10th anniversary of Ampatuan Massacre wherein 58 people were killed, including 32 journalists in Ampatuan, Maguindanao. The activity seeks to give light to the continued lack of justice on the fallen as well as to condemn the continuing attacks on journalists in the Philippines. | Photo contributed by Regina Louelle Masacupan
Ten years ago, 58 persons including 32 journalists and one human rights lawyer, were brutally killed in Sitio Masalay, Ampatuan in Maguindanao, in what is now considered the deadliest attack on journalists and worst case of election-related violence in Philippine history.
It has been a dark decade of injustice for families and loved ones of the victims of the Ampatuan massacre, which killed 58 individuals, 32 of them journalists.
We are among the less vulnerable sector in this time of disaster yet we are shaken not by the tremors of the earth under our feet but by the “red tagging” of the AFP. MISFI is listed as #7 in the never ending list of Local Terrorist Front organizations.
Oxfam is a development and humanitarian organization working to reduce poverty and to provide life-saving assistance to communities affected by disasters. We have been legally registered in the Philippines and working in the country for more than 30 years.
Human rights group Karapatan questioned Defense Sec. Delfin Lorenzana’s order to set up checkpoints in areas in Mindanao affected by the series of earthquakes.
A human rights worker in Southern Mindanao has been reported missing, according to rights group Karapatan.