A top military official here said they will investigate a member of the military intelligence unit of the Armed Forces of the Philippines who was accused of sexual harassment by a lumad student in a protest camp in Panacan, Davao City.
A protesting Lumad student found another battle to face as she filed charges against a suspected member of the intelligence community for acts of lasciviousness.
Thirteen-year-olds Angelica and Lady Jean are Grade 7 students of Salugpungan Ta Tanu Igkanugon Community Learning Center Inc. (STTILCLCI) in Spur Dos, Monkayo town in Compostela Valley Province.
An army spokesman challenged several progressive groups to file formal complaints against erring military and police officials to prove their allegations of human rights violations.
The relatives of the four residents accused as New People’s Army rebels and arrested by the military in Laak, Compostela Valley on June 27 said the four were only fishing past the “curfew” hour.
Almost a hundred teachers and students are holding temporary classes starting Monday, July 3 in makeshift camps they set-up along the highway in Panacan here.
The Department of Education in Region 11 said it cannot intervene on the reported attacks on Lumad schools and teachers in the region as the concern is out of their mandate.
The Task Force Davao said the four activists who were held in a checkpoint Wednesday evening were flagged for being “suspicious individuals.”
The New York-based Human Rights Watch said Wednesday that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s first year in office was marred with human rights calamity, assault on critics and unabated killings.
Four leaders of progressive groups were held for hours at a military checkpoint here Wednesday night.