As the Moro people celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr or the end of the Holy Ramadan on Friday, thousands of Moro people were crammed in evacuation centers four days after they were displaced by military aerial attacks.
Members of the media staged an indignation protest rally in Panabo City to call for justice for journalist Dennis Denora who was killed last June 7 by unidentified motorcycle-riding assailants.
Authorities in Davao del Norte launched a local Task Force to investigate the murder of Davao del Norte-based publisher Dennis Denora, who was gunned down just around 1 p.m. on Thursday, while he was in his car with his driver along the national highway.
Human rights group Karapatan reported that victims of extrajudicial killings in Southern Mindanao region under the Duterte administration has reached to 78 as three farmers were killed by unidentified gunmen in separate incidents last week.
The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) on Monday affirmed the result of a study presented by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), saying that the Philippines, under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is among the 10 worst countries for workers’ rights.
The Philippine National Police (PNP) has formed a special team to investigate the brutal killing of Fr. Richmond Nilo of the Diocese of Cabanatuan, Nueva Ejica last Sunday.
Various indigenous people’s groups denounced what it called a “military instigated” assembly where ailing fugitive Manobo chieftain Datu Guibang Apoga appeared in Sitio Nasilaban, Palma Gil, Talaingod town, Davao del Norte on June 9.
Several human righst organizations believed the ‘culture of Impunity’ has continued following the killing of another priest in Barangay. Mayamot, Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija on Sunday.
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines called for the repeal of section 21 of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act which requires the presence of media as among three representatives in the inventory and documentation of confiscated drugs and paraphernalia in raids and apprehension.
The PASAKA Lumad Confederation blamed the deployment of several Army battalions in the hinterlands of Talaingod in Davao Del Norte and Bukidnon for the displacement and alleged human rights violations to the Manobo tribe.