Human rights activist Jerome Aba was finally released and allowed to go back to the Philippines after he was detained by American immigration authorities at an airport in the U.S. for 28 hours.
Families of missing National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) consultant called on the military to surface Lora Manipis and New People’s Army (NPA) member Jerwel Domingo who were last seen in Kidapawan City, February this year.
Australian missionary and land reform advocate Sr. Patricia Fox was detained by the Bureau of immigration on Monday afternoon, April 16, a peasant group reported.
Calling it as an insult to the Maranao people, the youth group League of Filipino Students (LFS) has condemned the “Kambisita” program aimed at allowing the civilians to briefly visit their communities in the war-ravaged Marawi City.
Cases of abuses against civilians allegedly perpetrated by state security forces continue to pile up in parts of Northern Mindanao as martial rule is still in effect in Mindanao, a report of a fact-finding body revealed Monday.
Members of Kilusang Manggagawa ng Coca-Cola (KIMACO KMU) staged another protest action on Monday, April 9, to call for the reinstatement of 65 workers who were dismissed last month and the regularization of all contractual workers under Coca-Cola FEMSA Davao.
An international fact-finding and solidarity mission bound to check on reported human rights violations was blocked twice by military checkpoints on Saturday entering Maco, Compostela Valley.
Two years have passed but justice remained elusive for survivors of the bloody dispersal of protesting farmers who were affected by drought in North Cotabato, known as the Kidapawan Massacre.
Displaced Marawi residents have long desired to go back to what remains of their homes, most of which were destroyed in the war-torn city. They don’t want to just briefly visit the communities they left behind when the fighting broke out between extremists and the military last May 23.
The family of a slain Lumad motorcycle driver in Kapalong town, Davao del Norte, reiterated their call for the government to disarm and disband paramilitary groups operating in their communities.