Various indigenous people’s groups denounced what it called a “military instigated” assembly where ailing fugitive Manobo chieftain Datu Guibang Apoga appeared in Sitio Nasilaban, Palma Gil, Talaingod town, Davao del Norte on June 9.
Several human righst organizations believed the ‘culture of Impunity’ has continued following the killing of another priest in Barangay. Mayamot, Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija on Sunday.
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines called for the repeal of section 21 of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act which requires the presence of media as among three representatives in the inventory and documentation of confiscated drugs and paraphernalia in raids and apprehension.
The PASAKA Lumad Confederation blamed the deployment of several Army battalions in the hinterlands of Talaingod in Davao Del Norte and Bukidnon for the displacement and alleged human rights violations to the Manobo tribe.
In a broad daylight, a young man, out of nowhere suddenly appeared and knifed to death a pregnant mother.
Lumad schools in Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley marked their first day of classes with heavy military presence and harassment.
A year after installing themselves as rightful land owners, several members of the Madaum Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association Inc. (MARBAI) are enjoying the fruits of their collective farming efforts.
A volunteer teacher of Mindanao Interfaith Services Foundation, Inc. in Trento,Agusan del Sur is now in fear of her life after being forced to surrender as a supporter of the underground New People’s Army.
Recent fighting between the New People’s Army (NPA) and government troops has once again drove civilians out of their homes in Sitio Kamansi,Barangay Banglay in Lagonglong town,Misamis Oriental,as their village chief was also arrested by anti-narcotics agents for possession of sachets of alleged illegal drugs.
The recent arrest of a women rights worker in Caraga region is another misogynistic move of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) with the aim of silencing women who refuse to cower in fear in the face of the continuing imposition of martial law in Mindanao.