A church leader of a homegrown Christian church who was the subject of red-tagging campaign last month is now fearing for his life after a fresh wave of malicious vandalisms were painted on the concrete walls of a bridge and on walls along a highway outside his church jurisdiction.
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines in Mindanao has called President Rodrigo Duterte as mass murder over the spate of unabated killings that targeted the indigenous people and Moro people in Mindanao.
A B’laan farmer was shot and killed by suspected military forces in Sitio Mahayag, Barangay Upper Suyan, Malapatan, Sarangani province, a spokesperson of a human rights group said on Tuesday.
A progressive Moro said, on Tuesday, that the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ war against Muslims in Mindanao is far from over, noting that there’s an increase of military deployments in Mindanao.
A human rights advocacy group here decried the latest vilification against an Aglipayan bishop who was tagged allegedly by the military as supporter of the New People’s Army (NPA), the armed-wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).
The Duterte administration’s malicious red-tagging is now targeting a ranking church official of the Iglesia Filipinia Independiente in Mindanao.
Families of human rights victims hit out the Armed Forces of the Philippines for deferring retired Major General Jovito Palparan’s transfer to New Bilibid Prison (NBP), two weeks after he was found guilty over the enforced disappearance of student activists Karen Empeno and Sherlyn Cadapan in 2006.
The Kahugpungan sa Lumadnong Organisasyon-Caraga (Kasalo-Caraga), a progressive group in Caraga, said, on Wednesday, that the Lumad tribal leader who appeared in a video interview by Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson to discuss the spate of killings in Mindanao was implicated in the deaths of Lumad leaders in Lianga, Surigao del Sur province back in 2015.
A volunteer for a human rights group Kawagib Moro Human Rights based in Maguindanao was shot and killed by suspected military agents at around 3:00 p.m of September 23, a spokesperson of the group said.
Fidel Agcaoili, chief negotiator of National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), said the military has a well-established record of human rights violations in the country.