After a four-day tour to different communities in Mindanao, an estimated 200 human rights activists from different countries opened the 2nd General Assembly of the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines at the Brokenshire Convention Center on Thursday, July 21.
The Office of the Ombudsman in Mindanao claimed it has processed cases involving some high-ranking government officials here due to graft and corrupt practices and criminal acts.
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines in Southern Mindanao denied reports that the evacuation of Lumads in a village in Davao Oriental last week was brought about by the presence of the New People’s Army.
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) announced Tuesday, April 12, that they will open the line for negotiations for the release of police and soldiers who are in custody of the New People’s Army (NPA).
A senate official pinned the blame on government inaction to curb the effects of El Niño as the reason why hungry farmers barricaded Kidapawan City last week.
Senators who led a Senate inquiry here over a violent dispersal of farmers’ barricade in Kidapawan City last week said police forces should not have brought firearms during the bloody operation.
IID said CAB embodies the “justness and legitimacy of the cause of the Bangsamoro people and their aspiration to chart their political future through a democratic process that will secure their identity and prosperity and allow for meaningful self-governance”.
NDF Mindanao spokesperson Maria Malaya explained that based on the principle of guerilla warfare “the NPA does not establish permanent camps or structures.”
National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Chairperson Louie Jalandoni described Davao City Mayor and PDP-Laban presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte as the most willing to resume peace talks and address the roots of the armed conflict.
The camp of presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte took a swipe at Zamboanga City Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar who cautioned her constituents not to vote a presidential candidate advocating federalism.