The National Commission of Indigenous People (NCIP) has no moral ascendancy in criticizing the Talaingod 18 while mum on the attacks against indigenous peoples in the province of Davao del Norte who were defending their ancestral lands, militant lumad groups in Mindanao said.
The Vice Regulation Unit and the personnel of Talomo Police has apprehended 69 individuals for violating the Liquor Ban Ordinance and the Anti- Smoking Ordinance in this city.
Two militant lawmakers denounced as “harassment” the child abuse charges filed against them in relation to the protest action held last October in this city which included the participation of minors.
The Police Regional Office XI here said that it is presently monitoring the 11 personnel allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade.
A Mindanao-based peace group Sowing the Seeds of Peace (SSP) appealed to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to reciprocate the holiday truce declared earlier by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) as the nation celebrates “most cherished Filipino tradition.”
For the New People’s Army (NPA) in Southern Mindanao, the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is already keen and ardent to extend the imposition of martial law (ML) in the whole island.
Other Salugpungan schools operating are now in fear of being forcibly closed by paramilitary groups and military, like what happened to its campus in Talaingod, that later led to the arrest of Talaingod 18 including former Bayan Muna representative Satur Ocampo and ACT Teachers partylist Rep. France Castro.
The labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) condemned the latest incident of attempted murder against NAMASUFA workers of Sumifru in Compostela Valley, as unidentified individuals opened fire at the union president’s house on November 30 and tried to burn it.
Lumad group Pasaka said that Duterte’s cancelation of the peace talks and the all-out militarist solution and warmongering with the establishment of death squads is expected after he sought the help of paramilitary tribal leader Joel Unad.
Davao del Norte governor Anthony Del Rosario condemned the killing of former Samal village official Paulito Villaceran Jr. and his security aide Johnny Caro last Sunday, November 25.