A Lumad student was shot dead by a member of the military auxiliary force Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Unit on Friday, March 15 in Talaingod town, Davao del Norte, the Save Our School Network reported on Monday.
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The continuing dry spell has completely dried up this farmland in La Fortuna, M’lang, North Cotabato owned by Loisa Saragosa, 72, who complained that they were not able to plant again since the El Niño struck in the area in the middle of December last year. North Cotabato is already under the state of calamity as damage to agricultural crops is already placed at P670 million. (Mara S. Genotiva/ davaotoday.com)
Groups that advance human rights and have been accused recently as fronts of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA) trooped the office of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Tuesday, March 12, to file formal complaints on the “government-instigated” incidents of red-tagging campaigns against them.
A woman or a child gets raped every 72 minutes last year in the Philippines, a trend that progressive women groups have blamed on President Rodrigo Duterte’s “misogynistic statements”.
The two spent the night inside the military camp.
Bayan Muna Party-list raised alarm over “highly unusual” loan agreement between the Philippines and China saying it is a “threat to national security.”
The government should prioritize hiring unemployed Filipinos, said opposition solon after President Rodrigo Duterte made a statement that he would rather allow illegal Chinese workers to stay in the country.
“We fear for our lives and liberty, knowing that we are in this list being circulated after a national accompaniment mission that provided support to Lumad and peasant leaders wrongfully charged and detained by the state,” Calang told Davao Today.
The flyers tagged local church workers, lawyers, rights advocates and a journalist as “terrorist members of the New People’s Army and Communist Party of the Philippines.”
Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go and Presidential son Sebastian “Baste” Duterte chat with National Democratic Front of the Philippines-Mindanao spokesperson Ka Joaquin Jacinto and the head of the New People’s Army Custodial Unit after the formal release and turn-over ceremony of the eight Prisoners of War on Tuesday, February 19, 2018 in the mountainous part of Bayugan City in Agusan del Sur. (More…) (Mara S. Genotiva/davaotoday.com)