Four volunteer teachers of Rural Missionaries of the Philippines-Northern Mindanao Sub-Region who went missing earlier this week were found to be under the custody of a military unit in Iligan City.
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President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to form his own Duterte Death Squad to counter the communist’s New People’s Army (NPA) “Sparrow” units is an admission that his administration is involved in the series of state-sponsored killings across the country, the militant lumad group Pasaka said Wednesday.
The Department of Education in Compostela Valley has mourned and extended its condolences to the bereaved family of the 55-year old Fe E. Concepcion, a public elementary school teacher who committed suicide inside her classroom last November 7.
A group managing lumad schools in Davao del Norte said that the military here has a direct hand harassing volunteer teachers as well as threatening the closure of lumad schools.
The recent killing of a banana plantation worker in Compostela Valley province carried out by an unknown assailant could be viewed as a direct assault to workers’ trade union rights, a human rights group said.
Progressive groups rallied forces in key cities in Mindanao in a simultaneous “Mindanao Day of Protest Against Martial Law” to slam its effect on human rights in the island.
A summa cum laude from the Jesuit-run Ateneo de Davao University landed second place in this year’s Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination with an average of 91.17 percent.
A militant lawmaker condemned the killing of nine farm workers including two minors and four women in Sagay City, Negros Occidental earlier this week who he said were only asserting their rights to cultivate their lands, citing reports from farm workers’ group National Federation of Sugar Workers.
A Gabriela Women’s Partylist Representative hit out the Armed Forces of the Philippines for disclosing yet another ouster plot against President Rodrigo Duterte whom the AFP now called as “White December.”
A militant lawmaker on Thursday wants to scrap the regressive provisions of the TRAIN law and not just suspending the excise tax on oil in an attempt to weaken the impact of continued high prices of basic commodities, especially on food items.