Government agents arrested on Friday in Surigao City a tribal activist and a former nominee to the partylist Katribu in the 2010 national elections
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The military has blamed the bomb explosion on Tuesday in Cotabato City to the terror group, Jema’ah Islamiyah, saying that fragments of the bomb were similar to the signature bomb maker of the group currently believed coddled by a breakaway Moro revolutionary group.
Militant partylist representatives and Catholic Church leaders vowed they will block moves by allies of President Benigno Aquino III at the Lower House who are seeking Constitutional amendments.
Five civilians were hurt when a bomb exploded Tuesday evening in Cotabato City, a witness said.
Branding it “a fight for greater accountability and transparency from our government leaders”, various church-based groups supported for a “people’s initiative” seeking for the total abolition of pork barrel system.
Member-consumers of Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative under the Cooperative Development Authority faction (Daneco-CDA) would be charged criminally for “illegal reconnection” of their lines at the time the faction took over management of Daneco.
An official of the Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative-Cooperative Development Authority (Daneco-CDA) faction on Wednesday said that the National Electrification Administration (NEA) “violated the due process of law” when the latter compulsorily closed down the former’s offices.
Human rights groups advocates on Tuesday lauded the long overdue arrest of Ret. Gen. Jovito Palparan but urged the government to prosecute him immediately so “that justice will be served.” (photo by Kenneth Guda)
As the country joined the global observance last August 9 during the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, an organization of tribal communities deplored the Aquino administration for having made them “sacrificial lambs” for the government’s various projects and programs.
Karadyawan said “the military are using our communities as shields, they are occupying our churches and schools, accusing and forcing some of us to surrender including some of our young children being forced by them to be their guides on their pursuit against NPAs [New People’s Army]”.