Police also drove away reporters and injured a photojournalist, Barry Ohaylan of Pinoy Weekly & Kilab Multimedia, who was bleeding in the head after being hit by a police officer.
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Maria Duayna said although village officials gave them advance notice, they still left their village with little preparation.
Members of the media were forced to stop at army and police checkpoints on three separate occasions Thursday after covering the 45th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).
As Mayor Allan Rellon was addressing a group of journalists during an indignation rally for the recent killing of radio journalist Rogelio Tata” Butalid, not too far away in a public market, motorcycle-riding gunmen shot a store worker at 9:45 this morning.
Like Normelinda, thousands of other families in Cateel, Boston and Baganga towns have been living in temporary shelters such as ‘bunkhouses’ built by the government or in ‘shelter tents’ donated by aid groups.
Families of five barangay officials make their plea with peace advocates here in Davao for the release of their relatives captured by the New People’s Army in Sabu, Loreto, Agusan del Sur. The officials were captured last October on allegations they are members of paramilitary groups that harassed the community. The National Democratic Front orders the release of the captured officials after the latter’s apology. . (davaotoday.com photo by John Rizle L. Saligumba)
Families of the New People’s Army (NPA)’s five captives sought for the latter’s release, as the National Democratic Front of the Philippines Southern Mindanao gave the release order Thursday.
Two Agusan del Sur minors who were accused and detained of purportedly taking part in the killing of a barangay captain were released from a youth facility here Wednesday. Their mothers, however, wanted justice to grind on the militia men and Army personnel who allegedly tortured their sons.
The two teenage lumad minors detained last July 22 in Loreto, Agusan del Sur, are finally free to go as the murder complaint against them by the military were dismissed by the provincial state prosecutor. The minors, Alan, aged 16; and John, 17 (both not real names) were flagged down by soldiers and paramilitary in their village and were reportedly tortured the night before they were detained. (davaotoday.com photo by John Rizle L. Saligumba)
Transmision-PISTON spokesperson Edil Gonzaga said their group will be calling public utility drivers to “chip-in” a minimum of P20 to this cause.
“We agreed to a P20 each for starters per driver, excluding other forms of relief such as food items and clothing. They are more than happy to give, as they can earn it in only a day since the transport strike was postponed,” said Gonzaga.