The proposed amendments to the Human Security Act (HSA) of 2007 is tantamount to “undeclared but legislated” nationwide martial law, Kabataan party-list Rep. Sarah Elago warned on Monday as she denounced the Duterte administration’s “draconian and over-broad counterinsurgency legislation.”
Kabataan party list vehemently condemned the attempts of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Duterte administration to cover up the brutal death of Genesis “Tisoy” Argoncillo and to categorically deny the verbal order to have vagrants arrested.
A group has called on the government to recognize the law that prohibits the military and all its instrumentalities of utilizing schools as garrisons.
Attacks and harassments of indigenous people’s schools and communities have continued, the organization Save our Schools Network has reported.
As the Moro people celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr or the end of the Holy Ramadan on Friday, thousands of Moro people were crammed in evacuation centers four days after they were displaced by military aerial attacks.
Members of the media staged an indignation protest rally in Panabo City to call for justice for journalist Dennis Denora who was killed last June 7 by unidentified motorcycle-riding assailants.
Authorities in Davao del Norte launched a local Task Force to investigate the murder of Davao del Norte-based publisher Dennis Denora, who was gunned down just around 1 p.m. on Thursday, while he was in his car with his driver along the national highway.
Human rights group Karapatan reported that victims of extrajudicial killings in Southern Mindanao region under the Duterte administration has reached to 78 as three farmers were killed by unidentified gunmen in separate incidents last week.
The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) on Monday affirmed the result of a study presented by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), saying that the Philippines, under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is among the 10 worst countries for workers’ rights.
The Philippine National Police (PNP) has formed a special team to investigate the brutal killing of Fr. Richmond Nilo of the Diocese of Cabanatuan, Nueva Ejica last Sunday.