A leader of an indigenous people’s group arrested by government agents earlier today said he was “never in hiding” and that he is not “guilty” of the charges filed against him.
Human rights activists said that former military General Jovito Palpatan is the country’s icon of “military brutality and state fascism.”
Government agents arrested on Friday in Surigao City a tribal activist and a former nominee to the partylist Katribu in the 2010 national elections
Temperatures run feverish high on Wednesday August 6 in Nabunturan town, Compostela Valley following a Department of Energy order to close the office of the beleaguered Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative- Cooperative Development Authority (Daneco-CDA) office.
Karadyawan said “the military are using our communities as shields, they are occupying our churches and schools, accusing and forcing some of us to surrender including some of our young children being forced by them to be their guides on their pursuit against NPAs [New People’s Army]”.
University of the Philippines professor and physicist Kim Gargar walked free 3pm of August 1 after family and friends posted a P210,000-bail, ending 10 months of incarceration.
New People’s Army guerriilas killed two soldiers and wounded six others in an armed encounter in Davao del Norte Tuesday.
“They made us guide them to where the NPA rebels are posting. They did not allow us to refuse,” said Pedro in vernacular. “I asked them if we will be put to danger, they said they are not sure and that would depend on whether the NPAs hit us.”
“Ang gusto gyud ni mayor unta kung pwede mubalik ang mga Lumad og mga evacuees didto sa Brgy.Palma Gil, didto sa safe area nato, dayun i-assure ni mayor ang pagkaon og tanan makaya ihatag sa gobyerno. (The mayor wants the Lumad evacuees to return to Barangay Palma Gil, in a safe place. The Mayor also assures that there would be food and other relief goods to be provided for them),” Tocmo told the leaders.
TALAINGOD, Davao del Norte – Ata-Manobo children complained that they were included in sporadic military questioning of residents in this…