More rural villagers are expected to arrive at the evacuation center in the municipality of Opol, Misamis Oriental after a group of armed men believed to be members of the New People’s Army were seen in the town’s four hinterland communities since last week, the mayor said Wednesday.
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Some Mindanao lawmakers have expressed their support for the rehabilitation of the besieged Marawi City through allocation of funds as the Lower House has started deliberating the budget for next year.
Northern Mindanao’s indigenous peoples (IPs) are still optimistic President Rodrigo Duterte will act on their complaints of alleged abuses perpetrated by state agents against them as they submitted a report on these violations to the Commission on Human Rights (CHR-10) in the region.
The military on Wednesday arrested two suspected members of the New People’s Army in a village in Bukidnon province and linked one of them to a partylist organization when he was found with a card from the organization.
In the second wave of the National Interfaith Humanitarian Mission (NHIM), the internally displaced persons from Marawi City have opened to facilitators on their experience as the conflict there has stretched for more than two months, said a civil society organizer.
Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog urged President Rodrigo Duterte to investigate the series of raids carried out by the joint team of police and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) agents in the family’s residences that led to the death of her parents and 13 others on Sunday.
Despite the setback in the peace negotiations, church leaders are optimistic the government and the Communists will go back to the negotiating table as it urged the present administration to be relentless in its endeavor to put an end to the decades-long conflict in Mindanao and not be swayed by those who are trying to obstruct the peace negotiations.
They killed the wrong man. This was the reaction of a relative of the late Ozamiz City mayor Reynaldo “Aldong” Parojinog Sr. who was killed, along with his wife and brother, inside his home during a series of police raids in Barangay Baybay San Roque early Sunday morning.
A Lanao del Norte lawmaker has urged appropriate committees in the Lower House to conduct an investigation, in aid of legislation, into the order of the National Police Commission (Napolcom) to remove the deputation power of some local chief executives over the police in their jurisdiction in Mindanao.
To address the indigenous people’s lack of access to education, President Rodrigo Duterte should build more schools rather than threatening to bomb educational facilities in Mindanao’s tribal communities, a tribal leader said on Wednesday.