A children’s rights organization here has asked the city government to establish the Special Office for Children’s Concerns (SOCC), which has long been stipulated in the children’s code but remained unimplemented.
Despite the city’s winning streak as the most child-friendly city, the ordinance promoting children’s welfare was “inefficiently implemented” and largely ignored.
Progressive lawmakers from the House Makabayan bloc have filed resolutions seeking a probe into the Philippine National Police (PNP)’s “illegal” crackdown against “tambays” (loiterers) and the death of a 22-year-old detainee due to alleged police brutality.
It has been 12 years now since two students from the University of the Philippines disappeared.
Gabriela Women’s Party on Monday filed House Resolution No. 1970 seeking for a congressional inquiry on the arrest and detention of its volunteer worker in Butuan City.
The proposed amendments to the Human Security Act (HSA) of 2007 is tantamount to “undeclared but legislated” nationwide martial law, Kabataan party-list Rep. Sarah Elago warned on Monday as she denounced the Duterte administration’s “draconian and over-broad counterinsurgency legislation.”
Kabataan party list vehemently condemned the attempts of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Duterte administration to cover up the brutal death of Genesis “Tisoy” Argoncillo and to categorically deny the verbal order to have vagrants arrested.
A group has called on the government to recognize the law that prohibits the military and all its instrumentalities of utilizing schools as garrisons.
Attacks and harassments of indigenous people’s schools and communities have continued, the organization Save our Schools Network has reported.
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.