A military official denied the reported incident of drunken soldiers who fired at communities in Barangay Palma Gil, Talaingod, Davao del Norte.
While in grief following the recent bombing of their church in Pikit, North Cotabato last Wednesday, the General Secretary of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) called for a prayer for peace.
A tribal leader from Kapalong, Davao del Norte believed that the recent attempt to kill a peasant organizer may be the “next level” of harassment to force them to give-up their demand of pulling-out Army troops from their communities.
A high-ranking official of state-run University of Southeastern Philippines in Tagum City believes that the proposal to merge it with another Davao del Norte public college would affect its status as one of the top universities in Asia.
High ranking church officials of the diocese of Tandag renewed their call on their faithful to oppose the mining operations in Surigao del Sur province.
Sampag said “they do not know what they are doing and must be convinced to stop serving the military.”
“NPA will immediately declare its own suspension of offensive operations with the same duration and scope as soon as the GPH declares its SOMO and SOPO.”
Ten years ago, three persons were killed and five were wounded in a massacre inside a Manobo community in Kapalong, Davao del Norte.
Human rights group Karapatan lambasted a military general for “sowing Palparan-style terror” in Kapalong town.
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.