Human rights activists fear for their safety as the government declared an “all out war” against the New People’s Army.
The military said on Sunday that a series of armed encounters occurred between government troops and the NPAs in Sarangani and Compostela Valley provinces on February 11, where a soldier was hurt.
The Alamara, a paramilitary group in Davao del Norte, has reportedly threatened a medical and solidarity mission team in Nasilaban, Barangay Palma Gil at Talaingod, Davao del Norte on Sunday afternoon.
Various groups gathered here to show their opposition to the proposed plan to lower the the minimum age of criminal responsibility of minors.
The court freed on Tuesday the alleged rebel leader who was arrested in a checkpoint here together with a consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines.
Dr. Myles Clement Ababon urged his fellow young doctors to serve at the public health centers in far-flung areas.
Another activist was killed this time in Quezon town, Bukidnon.
A sickly political prisoner was released Thursday in a twist of sad fate showing that it took more than four years for the court to realize that the person who filed the information lacked the authority after all.
Two farmers were killed in Davao Oriental in an escalating violent conflict between the New People’s Army and the military in the week that followed the Communist Party of the Philippine’s lifting of its unilateral ceasefire.
Ren Clacer, member of the New Jersey Filipino Women’s Organizing Committee, said they were alarmed with Trump’s “unjust policies towards immigrants, the poor, people of color, and other marginalized groups – further oppressing people who are victims of US policies in their homelands.”