A network of development organizations urge President Rodrigo Duterte to “put words into action” by upholding a current policy on the ban of open-pit mining, which they say government mining regulators have recently stated to reverse.
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President Rodrigo Duterte visits members of the Ozamiz City police on Thursday (Aug. 17), a day after Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog, Sr and his relatives family killed in a police operation were buried. The Parojinogs were accused of being involved in illegal drug trade. The President awarded Ozamiz City Police Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido and six other policemen who headed the operation and vowed to the police force that he will support them whenever they face prosecution for doing their duties.
The New People’s Army on Thursday said it killed at least three company guards of the Silvicultural Industries Incorporated when it attacked the company in Sultan Kudarat on Sunday, Aug.13.
Around 48 housing units were turned over in several towns in Compostela Valley recently to residents living within danger zone areas identified by the government.
The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) and National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCCC-USA), bound by our faith in Jesus Christ and our common witness for the fullness of life, reaffirm a shared commitment to support the formal peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).
The Davao Light and Power Company announced Thursday it will conduct a 10-minute power interruption on August 13 and 14 in Panacan and Tibungco.
The Philippine Task Force for Indigenous Peoples Rights and its partner indigenous communities commemorate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. On this occasion, we offer our observations on how the government has addressed the rights of indigenous peoples. Despite the enactment and implementation of the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act (IPRA) 20 years ago and the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) 10 years ago, we find no significant changes to the situation and enjoyment of rights of indigenous peoples in the Philippines.
The Save Our Schools Network said it was assured by the Commission on Human Rights that it will investigate the reported attacks of Lumad schools and communities in Mindanao when CHR chairperson Chito Gascon visited them on Saturday, Aug. 5.
We look for the president’s promise of change: the socio-economic reforms and political reforms that require the president’s political will to control the resistance of the oligarch and political dynasties to fundamental change. However, the president has out of control on his cabinet, they control him and his peace policies and effort. These are the Christian challenges – a peacemakers challenge, my challenge, our challenge. A challenge that requires faithfulness and perseverance whatever it costs- comfort or even life.