An elderly official of a farmers’ organization in North Cotabato province is the latest victim of extrajudicial killing, human rights group said.
Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said some countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are not yet ready to commit to a legally binding document that will include the protection and promotion of the rights of the migrant workers in the ASEAN region.
Julieta Catog, elderly sister of 44-year-old Edwin Catog, said her brother had told her last month that a man had warned him to leave their place because his name was already “on the list” of the military.
An activist farmer was killed by a “riding-in-tandem” around 10 am Thursday in Pantukan, Compostela Valley.
A human rights group on Tuesday slammed both the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police after they have gone on an arrest spree against political activists, peace consultants, development workers and civilians on trumped-up charges.
In an 8-page report, the mission recommended that the Lumad need immediate response to their “well-being, illness, and the major contributory factors to poor health such as substandard diet.”
Human rights activists fear for their safety as the government declared an “all out war” against the New People’s Army.
The military said on Sunday that a series of armed encounters occurred between government troops and the NPAs in Sarangani and Compostela Valley provinces on February 11, where a soldier was hurt.
The Alamara, a paramilitary group in Davao del Norte, has reportedly threatened a medical and solidarity mission team in Nasilaban, Barangay Palma Gil at Talaingod, Davao del Norte on Sunday afternoon.
Various groups gathered here to show their opposition to the proposed plan to lower the the minimum age of criminal responsibility of minors.