New cases of forced and fake surrenderees in Mindanao and death of a child due as a result of military operations were recently documented by an International Fact-Finding and Solidarity Mission (IFFSM) and the Commission on Human Rights.
Author Archives: MARK JOY G. BASALLAJES
Various groups condemned the violent dispersal of 300 striking workers of NutriAsia by the Philippine National Police and security personnel of NutriAsia last Monday, July 31, 2018, at the picket line in Marilao, Bulacan.
“We are not terrorists, we are indigenous people.”
A nun plays the indigenous musical instrument called kulintang at the Kadayawan Village in Magsaysay Park, Davao City. The Kadayawan Village showcases the craftmanship of the 11 tribes of the city through life size replicas of their traditional houses and considered as one of the must-see places during the Kadayawan festival on August. (Mark Joy G. Basallajes/davaotoday.com)
Fishermen here has asked the city government to provide them safer access to the shores to for them to land and to protect their boats against battering monsoon waves.
The non-governmental women’s research group Center for Women’s Resources (CWR) noted poverty as key reason why the latest survey conducted by the Thomas Reuters Foundation found the Philippines to be one of the top ten most dangerous nations in the world in terms of human trafficking.
A boy enjoys playing near the beach despite the ongoing implementation of a coastal bypass road project under President Duterte’s Build, Build, Build program. The road project that will traverse from Talomo area to Sta. Ana Pier, is aimed to decongest the heavy traffic now being experienced by commuters in Davao City. (Mark Joy G. Basallajes/davaotoday.com)
The human rights group Karapatan urged for the immediate release of African missionary Tawanda Chandiwana and to stop the harassment of the two other United Methodist missionaries and for the authorities to allow them to go home.
Workers terminated by Jollibee Foods Corporation in Parañaque City, launched the hashtag #BEEastMode campaign to protest their dismissal, and gathered for a picket protest yesterday at the main commissary and warehouse of the food chain.
Kabataan party list vehemently condemned the attempts of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Duterte administration to cover up the brutal death of Genesis “Tisoy” Argoncillo and to categorically deny the verbal order to have vagrants arrested.