The Department of Education on Thursday denied allegations from children’s rights organization that it has neglected schools serving the indigenous peoples (IP) across the country.
A global media watchdog has ranked the Philippines the fifth country where media killers remain scot-free and killings remain unresolved because of the government’s foot-dragging.
A human rights group said Tuesday, October 31, that the Duterte administration continues to intensify its attacks against human rights defenders under the counter-insurgency program “Oplan Kapayapaan.”
A church-based group decried the arrest of five members of the Banwaon tribe of Agusan del Sur including a field worker of European Union-funded project for indigenous peoples’ rights.
A special body created by the Palace to protect media practitioners revealed Wednesday, October 25, that it previously warned Bislig City Mayor Librado Navarro from threatening the late radio broadcaster Christopher Lozada.
The brazen act of killing Christopher Iban Lozada, a Bislig City-based radio journalist, is stark reminder that the culture of impunity is a “growing and malignant problem” for journalists in this country, a media watchdog said.
This month of October, indigenous peoples (Lumad) are supposedly harvesting crops from the farm, said Lumad leader, Datu Kaylo Bontulan.
The farmers inside the Central Mindanao University (CMU) cannot claim the land within the term of President Rodrigo Duterte while the proposed Genuine Agrarian Reform Bill (GARB) is still pending at the Lower House.
An interfaith group based in Germany is appealing to President Rodrigo Duterte to release all the jailed church leaders, human rights workers and political prisoners in the country.
At least 100 Bukidnon farmers arrived in Manila Thursday, October 12 to bring their issues of lack of social services, irrigation, and the distribution of more than 500 hectares of land covered by the Central Mindanao University.