A group of sugarcane workers hit out the continued deployment of soldiers and police in the remote communities of Negros Occidental in what they feared as a systematic crackdown against activists in the province.
A revered Catholic Church shrine in Parañaque and a building housing activist organizations in Quezon City complained of harassments Thursday, reporting those police officers and suspected military agents are out to further intimidate institutions and organizations critical of the Rodrigo Duterte regime.
Soldiers have been undertaking the “hamletting” of indigenous communities in its all-out war against communist rebels, even before the statement of President Rodrigo Duterte, a militant lumad group in Mindanao decried.
The Philippines once again landed on top among the 21 countries tagged as dangerous for farmers, farm workers, indigenous people, and other activists resisting land and resource-grabbing.
The Salugpongan Council denied on Tuesday that it has links with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA).
The spate of killings in Mindanao is expected to continue after Congress and Senate approved on Wednesday the extension of martial law, a militant Moro group said, noting that it is being used by President Rodrigo Duterte to cling in power.
A young volunteer teacher recalled his saddest birthday when armed men killed his father five years ago in Tagum City.
A member-organization of the Regional Peace and Order Council-10 (RPOC-10) has manifested its opposition to the planned extension of martial law in Mindanao, although the advisory body has pledged its full support for the proposal.
Progressive groups here staged a mocked bloody commemoration of the International Human Rights Day to signify the huge number of human rights violation in the Davao region.
Reports of human rights abuses continues to pile up as mass actions were held to commemorate the 70th year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Monday, Dec. 10 while the extension of martial law in Mindanao looms.