Partylist lawmaker Carlos Isagani Zarate of Bayan Muna condemned the killing of a local coordinator in Basilan yesterday who was tagged as an Abu Sayyaf leader.
The city’s Integrated Gender and Development Division said it is keen to probe the decrease on the cases of violence against women and children recorded in barangays last year compared to the previous year.
President Rodrigo Duterte declared on Thursday that the killings related to his administration’s drug war will continue, until the last drug lord and pusher is dead or behind bars.
Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo expressed concern Friday over the spate of killings targeting farmers.
A farmer-couple was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Barangay Osmena, Compostela Valley Province on Thursday evening, a local human rights group here said.
An international human rights organization said that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte could be held liable for “crimes against humanity” as his bloody war on drugs claimed more than 7,000 deaths.
A wife who is pregnant with their first born, and parents who are searching for their son for already a month appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte to help them be reunited with their loved ones.
Gabriela Women’s partylist Rep. Emmi De Jesus and Arlene Brosas filed House Resolution 829 on Wednesday, urging President Rodrigo Duterte to seek executive clemency from the United Arab Emirates government for an overseas Filipino worker from General Santos City who is facing an execution.
On the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power uprising, former political detainees arrested during the time of Martial Law gathered for their regional assembly at the Brokenshire Chapel here Saturday.
Lawyers here expressed their objection to the re-imposition of the death penalty in the country, saying that it would endanger and a disadvantage to the poor because of the “corrupt” criminal justice system in the Philippines.