Author Archives: DAVAO TODAY

4 months ago

STATEMENT| No significant change on the situation of PHL’s indigenous people

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STATEMENT| No significant change on the situation of PHL’s indigenous people

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.

4 months ago

CHR assures Lumad group to probe attacks

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CHR assures Lumad group to probe attacks

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.

4 months ago

OPEN LETTER| Letter from prison by IFI Bishop Carlo Morales

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OPEN LETTER| Letter from prison by IFI Bishop Carlo Morales

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.

4 months ago

FULL TEXT | Second National Interfaith Humanitarian Mission Report on Human Rights situation of Marawi evacuees

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FULL TEXT | Second National Interfaith Humanitarian Mission Report on Human Rights situation of Marawi evacuees

The two National Interfaith Humanitarian Missions, especially the recently-concluded second wave, were able to open venues for the victims’ demands. These were venues that even the poorest, and in social heirarchies normally voiceless, evacuees were able to access. This
allowed the fleshing out cases of human rights
violations under Martial Law beyond the
common narrative of the effects of the aerial
bombings.

4 months ago

PROTEST IN UP

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PROTEST IN UP

Protest marks the first day of enrollment in the University of the Philippines in Mindanao Tuesday, Aug. 1 as students express opposition to the collection of school fees in the state university. (More…) (Photo by Marie Crestie Joie Contrata)

4 months ago

CHR to probe police op vs Parajinogs

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CHR to probe police op vs Parajinogs

The Commission on Human Rights will conduct an investigation ​into the killing of 15 individuals​,​ including the Mayor of Ozamiz City, Reynaldo Parojinog Sr in a police operation on Sunday dawn.