Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Sunday that he is now working on a law that would restore the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines on Saturday lauded Environmental Secretary Gina Lopez for her plan to work with the New People’s Army as a “positive gesture towards implementing genuine social and economic development programs in mining areas.”
Government troops and the New People’s Army engaged in an hour-long fight after some 40 communist rebels attacked soldiers in Barangay Aliwagwag in Cateel, Davao Oriental on Sunday, April 23.
The Lapanday Foods Corporation said they will oppose the Writ of Installation issued by the Department of Agrarian Reform favoring the farmers as this “defies the final Court order” which earlier ruled in its favor.
For the second time, agrarian reform beneficiaries here were stopped by company guards who refused to obey the Writ of Installation ordered by Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano.
A climate change advocacy group scored the Duterte administration for flipflopping on resolving crisis in the country as it will mark the global observance of Earth Day 2017 on Saturday, April 22.
A militant lawmaker on Friday pressed for the implementation of the 1998 Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and the International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL) as counter-insurgency operations are targeting the Lumad communities in Mindanao.
Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor Chairman Terry Ridon said shanties of squatters will not be demolished until the government will be able to scout for a suitable relocation site.
Rutchiel Saypan, 26, joined other families of farmer-activists in a protest on Thursday to call for justice for her cousin, Jimmy Saypan .
Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano said it is only the Supreme Court that could stop him from installing 159 agrarian reform beneficiaries in Tagum City.