“As soon as the courts open, we will exert all legal remedies to correct the situation and the narrative: that Ka Satur was just trying to help the beleaguered lumad students in Talaingod.”
After the Philippine National Police (PNP) filed cases of kidnapping and human trafficking for illegally holding minors in Davao del Norte, former Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo, ACT Teachers Party-list Rep. France Castro, and 16 others were still trying to raise P1,440,000 for their temporary liberty, the group’s lawyer said on Saturday.
The delegation of the National Solidarity Mission headed by former Bayan Muna Partylist Representative Saturnino Ocampo and Act Teachers PartyList Representative France Castro remains in detention as 19 of them were charged with kidnapping and trafficking.
A team of the National Solidarity Mission in Talaingod Davao del Norte were stranded on Wednesday night after government troopers from the 56thInfantry Battalion blocked the team’s convoy heading to Sitio Igang, Barangay Palma Gil in Talaingod, Davao del Norte.
Four volunteer teachers of Rural Missionaries of the Philippines-Northern Mindanao Sub-Region who went missing earlier this week were found to be under the custody of a military unit in Iligan City.
A child rights advocate here has reiterated its opposition to repeal the set minimum age of criminal responsibility under the Republic Act 9344 or the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006.
Several church leaders here have voiced out their concern over the possibility of extending the declaration of Martial law in Mindanao following President Rodrigo Durterte’s order to augment military troops in Visayas.
There were 67 cases of human trafficking recorded in Davao region from January to September this year with one-year-old children among the victims of online exploitation, the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT-XI) said.
The family of a male minor who was shot by armed men in Barangay Kawayan, San Fernando, Bukidnon on Monday morning will file criminal a complaint against the gunmen, a tribal leader said.
A human rights lawyer who responded to the massacre of Sagay farmers was shot dead in Kabankalan, Negros Occidental on Monday night.