The compound of the United Church of Christ of the Philippines (UCCP)- Haran was locked down as tensions arose when men armed with bolos forced their way inside on Saturday morning, January 25.
The operation of the so-called “bakwit school” for Lumad children is also threatened by the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC)-11 resolution which seeks the immediate closure of the UCCP Haran Center.
The top regional officer of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) claimed that the agency is in possession of a list of individuals, companies and government officials that are supporting the Communist Party in the region.
A field reporter of a local radio station based in Tagum City who is covering a banana workers’ protest was arbitrarily arrested and detained by authorities, a journalists’ union reported on Tuesday.
A Protestant church defended the sanctuary it is providing for indigenous people evacuees in Mindanao against a regional government body’s order for its closure.
Ester Dalag, age 64, was on her way home from a medical check-up, worrying about her frail lungs, when she found the house she rented at Baraico Purok 2 Bankerohan Riverside was among the houses burned down Wednesday morning.
A group of Lumad leaders “strongly condemned” the motion of the Regional Peace and Order Council 11 seeking to close down the United Church of Christ of the Philippines (UCCP)’s Haran compound.
Fifteen media practitioners have been killed since President Rodrigo Duterte rose to power in 2016 — a revelation that despite his promise of change, this sector of society can’t and won’t be spared from vicious attacks.
Lifeless bodies of an elderly farmer and his son with disability were found in a field in a peasant community in Brgy. Kapatagan, municipality of Laak in Davao de Oro (formerly Compostela Valley) province.
When Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes of the Regional Trial Court Branch 221 in Quezon City released its verdict on Thursday, the children of the Ampatuan massacre victims knew that they will be facing another journey after enduring one during the last 10 years.