More than 1,500 Sumifru workers lost their jobs recently in Tagbina, Surigao del Sur after management stopped production last June.
Condemnation and grief poured after the death of another human rights lawyer, Juan Macababad, who was killed by unidentified assailants outside his home in Surallah, South Cotabato, on September 14 Wednesday afternoon.
Veteran journalist and Davao Today columnist Margarita ‘Ging’ Valle will appeal to higher courts the decision of the Ombudsman to acquit police officers who wrongfully arrested her in June 2019.
Arrested are Julieta Gomez, an officer of the Lumad group Kahugpongan sa mga Lumadnong Organisasyon sa Caraga and Niezel Velasco, former project coordinator of the relief organization Bread for Emergency Assistance and Development.
Families of the two farmers who were shot dead decried over the allegations that their slain relatives were members of the New People’s Army (NPA) who died in an encounter according to the military.
Jose Jaime “Nonoy” Llavore Espina walked his talk in defending press freedom and welfare of media workers in the country, braved vilification and threats on his life and said this line many times over: The press is free not because it is allowed to be free. It is free because it insists on being free.
Countless in the country heaved a sigh of relief after the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda’s request on June 14 for a judicial authorization to proceed with an investigation on President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s ‘’war on drugs’’ that killed thousands since 2016.
Angel Rivas’ body, the 12-year old girl, was wrapped in plastic and tape. Her face down to her neck were filled with stitches to hold together her disfigured face. Lenie’s body also bore stitches all over while Willy’s legs were plastered with packaging tape to cover the frightful sight of fractures.
Three lumad died in a brutal shooting when army soldiers based in Lianga town in Surigao del Sur allegedly fired their weapons indiscriminately in Sitio Panukmoan, Barangay Diatagon on June 15.
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