A Davao City-based columnist was reported missing after she was arrested in Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental province on Sunday morning, June 9.
School authorities of two tribal schools in Davao Oriental and North Cotabato operated by the Mindanao Interfaith Services Foundation, Inc. (MISFI) has reported of continued Army harassment, ranging from encampment nearby and asking residents around to refrain from sending their children to the MISFI school.
Another school year is set to open next week, but public schools were expected to struggle with same “age-old problems”.
Cases of human rights violations continue to pile up two years after martial law was declared in Mindanao resulting from the conflict in Marawi City that flared up on May 23, 2017, that ran for several months, civil society organizations said Friday.
The Lumad group PASAKA slammed the military and paramilitary group Alamara for forcing Lumad evacuees to return to their communities amidst the height of intensive and continuing military operations in the hinterlands.
Legislators belonging to the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) have condemned what they called as “fabricated cases” filed against leaders of different rights organizations including ACT Union regional president for Northern Mindanao Ophelia Tabacon.
Members of a labor organization expressed rage over the recent attack made by unidentified persons in their picket line and the protesting workers of LafargeHolcim Ltd.
Human rights group Karapatan, Rural Missionaries of the Philippines, and GABRIELA also filed a petition for a writ of Amparo and habeas data before the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday, May 6, citing “threats to life, liberty, and security” amid accusations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) that their organizations are communist fronts.
Human rights group Karapatan-Southern Mindanao asserted on Wednesday, that the arrest of its former secretary-general over alleged involvement in illegal drugs should not be used to discredit the work of their organization.
The families of the victims of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre have called on the government to hasten the delivery of justice, saying more than enough time has passed to rest the case.