The Davao Region’s Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) assured the public that the 370 prisoners whom they gave Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) under their watch did not bribe their way out.
The Department of Education Region 11 said they will release the awaited decision on their probe of the 54 Salugpongan lumad community schools which they suspended last July.
Three years after the bloody Roxas Night Market bombing incident, victims asked the court to speed up the trial.
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines condemned the arrest of one of their peace consultants for Mindanao, calling this another obstacle to the peace talks.
Bayan Muna National Chair and former representative Neri Colmenares slammed the Department of Justice for issuing a subpoena on him and other left-leaning personalities on alleged “kidnapping” of student activists.
Indigenous peoples groups in Mindanao salute the late former environment secretary Gina Lopez as a “rare ally” in their struggle to protect the ancestral land from mining and other destructive activities.
Davao City Police Office (DCPO) Director Alexander Tagum said they plan to deploy police intelligence inside the premises of at least five schools to monitor the activities of “left-leaning organizations” whom he accused as fronts of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA).
Students of the University of the Philippines (UP) are set to stage a systemwide protest next week to oppose the proposed entry of police and military inside state universities, including UP.
A DISASTROUS mess. That, in a nutshell, is the picture painted by field reports obtained by PCIJ from poll watchdogs National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL) and Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) regarding the pilot testing of the Voter Registration Verification Machines (VRVMs) during the May 13, 2019 elections.
THE MAY 2019 elections have been declared to be fraud-free by both election officials and watchdogs, but by all indications, its conduct and process were not entirely fault-free.