The Commission on Human Rights-10 (CHR-10) will investigate the complaint of two civilians who were accused as Communist rebels by state agents in the wake of the massive evacuation of residents in hinterland villages in Opol town, Misamis Oriental, due to the reported presence of hundreds of alleged New People’s Army (NPA) fighters.
The plan of the Duterte administration to implement a mandatory drug test in colleges and universities threatened students’ safety and education rights, an international human rights group said Saturday.
Carlos Conde, researcher for Asia Division of Human Rights Watch, said the deaths of two broadcast journalists and the attack on a newspaper columnist “highlight the need for the Duterte administration to deliver on promises to apprehend those responsible for the killings of journalists.”
A farmer leader in Compostela Valley has condemned the arrest as excessive of another farmer leader in the province.
Ruel Cololot, 35, admitted he once joined the New People’s Army but denied ownership or expertise in making the improvised explosive devices.
In the midst of continuing threats against their schools in Mindanao, more than a hundred displaced students of Lumad schools who joined the “Kampuhan” will continue their schooling in a state university in Quezon City.
The Save Our Schools Network said it was assured by the Commission on Human Rights that it will investigate the reported attacks of Lumad schools and communities in Mindanao when CHR chairperson Chito Gascon visited them on Saturday, Aug. 5.
Northern Mindanao’s indigenous peoples (IPs) are still optimistic President Rodrigo Duterte will act on their complaints of alleged abuses perpetrated by state agents against them as they submitted a report on these violations to the Commission on Human Rights (CHR-10) in the region.
Progressive groups here condemned the surge of different forms of red-baiting, which have become more conspicuous after President Rodrigo Duterte recently terminated the peace talks, and declared an all-out war against the New People’s Army.
The recently concluded second wave of the National Interfaith Humanitarian Mission reported more than 300 cases of various human rights violations in the course of containing the Marawi City terror attack.