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.
A group of displaced residents from Marawi City condemned on Friday the alleged harassment and surveillance by the government to silence them from expressing their sentiments to the media.
The KAWAGIB Moro human rights group condemned the “massacre” of eight members of the 105th Base Command of the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces-Moro Islamic Liberation Front (BIAF-MILF) and one civilian by the Matalam Provincial Police and the 7th IB of the Philippine Army in an anti-drug operation in Matalam, North Cotabato.
A student of a Lumad school was wounded while her mother was gunned down by unidentified assailants at Barangay Salvacion, Trento town in Agusan del Sur province on Saturday noon, May 26.
The proposal by the Constitutional Commission (Con-Com) to include “lawless violence” as a basis for the declaration of martial law poses a great danger as it may result to the curbing of the basic rights of Filipinos, a human rights group disclosed.
Lumad leaders condemned the continued closure and threat of closure of Lumad schools in Mindanao.
A year after the City of Marawi was ruined by war, displaced residents continued to lament over their plight.
A labor group organizer was detained by soldiers while a banana plantation worker was killed by suspected military agents in Davao region,days before the first year anniversary of martial law in Mindanao.
One year after the Proclamation 216 was signed declaring the suspension of habeas corpus and the implementation of Martial Law in Mindanao, human rights group rounded up numerous cases of abuses.