The ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) is not the end of the Bangsamoro’s quest for self-rule as it has yet to deliver its promise of “genuine autonomy” under the proposed establishment of Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), an official of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) said.
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Exiled Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairman Jose Maria Sison warned that Filipinos are expected to experience the worst economic and political crisis for 2019, attributing to the imposition of higher taxes and commodity and services prices are expected to rise faster this year.
A group of sugarcane workers hit out the continued deployment of soldiers and police in the remote communities of Negros Occidental in what they feared as a systematic crackdown against activists in the province.
Former Bayan Muna Party-list representative Neri Colmenares criticized the online reports spreading over the weekend, linking him to a former Cebu beauty queen who was arrested by authorities in a drug busts on Saturday in Kamputhaw, Cebu City on Saturday.
The 12 out of 14 lumad children from Talaingod, Davao del Norte are now under the custody and care of their parents after a local court issued the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Region 11 (DSWD-11) to release them.
Two militant lawmakers denounced as “harassment” the child abuse charges filed against them in relation to the protest action held last October in this city which included the participation of minors.
A Mindanao-based peace group Sowing the Seeds of Peace (SSP) appealed to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to reciprocate the holiday truce declared earlier by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) as the nation celebrates “most cherished Filipino tradition.”
After the Philippine National Police (PNP) filed cases of kidnapping and human trafficking for illegally holding minors in Davao del Norte, former Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo, ACT Teachers Party-list Rep. France Castro, and 16 others were still trying to raise P1,440,000 for their temporary liberty, the group’s lawyer said on Saturday.
Lumad group Pasaka said that Duterte’s cancelation of the peace talks and the all-out militarist solution and warmongering with the establishment of death squads is expected after he sought the help of paramilitary tribal leader Joel Unad.
A team of the National Solidarity Mission in Talaingod Davao del Norte were stranded on Wednesday night after government troopers from the 56thInfantry Battalion blocked the team’s convoy heading to Sitio Igang, Barangay Palma Gil in Talaingod, Davao del Norte.