There were 67 cases of human trafficking recorded in Davao region from January to September this year with one-year-old children among the victims of online exploitation, the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT-XI) said.
The family of a male minor who was shot by armed men in Barangay Kawayan, San Fernando, Bukidnon on Monday morning will file criminal a complaint against the gunmen, a tribal leader said.
A human rights lawyer who responded to the massacre of Sagay farmers was shot dead in Kabankalan, Negros Occidental on Monday night.
A union member of Sumifru company was gunned down by unidentified men in Compostela town on Wednesday evening.
Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) condemned President Rodrigo Duterte after he ordered state forces to arrest andshoot farmers’ groups who will stage their occupy activities on government and private lands. His statement, followed the massacre of 9 sugar farmers who were staging an occupy activity in Hacienda Nene of Sagay City, Negros Occidental.
The family of a community leader abducted over the Army’s suspicion that she was linked to the New People’s Army has appealed to her abductors to return her saying she has a heart condition.
A national fact-finding mission on the massacre of nine farmers in Negros Occidental said suspected government agents are behind the bloodbath last October 20 even as the Philippine National Police insists so-called recruiters of the victims are the suspected perpetrators.
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines Special Office for the Protection of Children (SOPC) called for the protection of the 14-year old Sagay City massacre survivor the police earlier tried to take into custody.
The New People’s Army (NPA) in Negros Island said the culprits in the massacre of nine farmers in Sagay City Saturday evening are “mercenaries” calling themselves the Revolutionary Proletarian Army (RPA) under the command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) Special Civilian Active Auxiliary (SCAA) unit stationed in Hacienda Mirasol, Brgy. Baterya, some 2 kilometers from the massacre site.
A militant lawmaker condemned the killing of nine farm workers including two minors and four women in Sagay City, Negros Occidental earlier this week who he said were only asserting their rights to cultivate their lands, citing reports from farm workers’ group National Federation of Sugar Workers.