School children, studying in Lumad schools in Talaingod, Davao del Norte, were traumatized after the military conducted an aerial strikes, earlier this week, while pursuing communist rebels, a spokesperson of the Lumad group said.
An advocacy group claimed that the Army continued to harass the operation of the Lumad schools across Mindanao and criticized on Tuesday the alleged inaction of the Department of Education on these harassments.
Three farmer-activists who are members of Compostela Famers Association (CFA) were shot dead in Compostela Valley by an unidentified assailant last August 21, a local farmers group reported on Friday.
The families of victims of the 2009 Maguindanao Massacre felt offended and dismayed after learning that the court allowed former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Zaldy Ampatuan to attend his eldest daughter’s wedding.
The Office of the Vice Mayor, in partnership with the Davao Lady Lawyers Association (DALLAS), conducted a seminar here on Tuesday dubbed as “Davaoeña Ako!” to empower the people of Davao to break the cycle of violence against women and children.
Australian Professor Gill H. Boehringer is still being held at the Terminal 1 of Ninoy Aquino International Airport for almost a week now since Philippine authorities, particularly the Bureau of Immigration, denied him entry into the country on midnight of August 8, Wednesday.
The permits and other pertinent documents of the Center for Lumad Advocacy Networking and Services were in order and that there was no reason that its schools would shut down.
The human rights group Karapatan lauded the Manila Regional Trial Court that dropped the names of former Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo, peace consultant Rafael Baylosis, UN Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz and lawyer Jose Molintas in the proscription petition filed by the Department of Justice in February 2018.
In time for the celebration of Indigenous Peoples Month, different indigenous people’s organizations lambasted the worsening violations of human rights as martial law continued to be implemented in Mindanao.
New cases of forced and fake surrenderees in Mindanao and death of a child due as a result of military operations were recently documented by an International Fact-Finding and Solidarity Mission (IFFSM) and the Commission on Human Rights.