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.
An elderly official of a farmers’ organization in North Cotabato province is the latest victim of extrajudicial killing, human rights group said.
Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said some countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are not yet ready to commit to a legally binding document that will include the protection and promotion of the rights of the migrant workers in the ASEAN region.
Julieta Catog, elderly sister of 44-year-old Edwin Catog, said her brother had told her last month that a man had warned him to leave their place because his name was already “on the list” of the military.
An activist farmer was killed by a “riding-in-tandem” around 10 am Thursday in Pantukan, Compostela Valley.