Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said that he will not support the administration’s Liberal Party if Department of Justice Secretary Leila De Lima will run under the LP ticket.
Tribal evacuees in a church compound here, together with its support groups filed charges Friday afternoon against 20 government officials and tribal leaders affiliated with a paramilitary group after the July 23 foiled “rescue” of evacuees.
Progressive group Gabriela said the girl who allegedly “escaped” from the church compound on Thursday was raped by members of the 68th Infantry Battalion in two separate incidents.
An official of the Davao City Council wants to investigate if there was a protocol breach during the operation to allegedly rescue the indigenous people who sought sanctuary inside a church compound here last week.
The City Council committees on transportation and communication and government-owned properties have new chairpersons.
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is not too impressed with the last State of the Nation Address of President Benigno Aquino III on Monday.
A total of eight members of the Army and three members of the New People’s Army (NPA) were killed in separate encounters in Mindanao days before the State of the Nation Address of President Benigno Aquino.
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) expects President Benigno Simeon Aquino to reiterate his support for an “undiluted” version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law in his last State of the Nation Address Monday.
Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said that he was trying to educate North Cotabato Representative Nancy Catamco when he told her that someone should talk to the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) in order to resolve the issue of the indigenous people (IP) evacuees in the Haran Mission Center compound.
The United Church of Christ in the Philippines criticized a police assault on its compound here on Friday and described it as “disrespectful” of the sanctity of the Church.
Members of Congress’ Makabayan bloc condemned as “forcible and violent” the attempts to evict tribal families from a church compound here.
Lumads said that like the Army who allegedly hurt them in their villages, the police also did it to them in the city amid an attempt to force them to go home.