A progressive Moro group, on Tuesday, was enraged when President Rodrigo Duterte visited and honored the 14 soldiers involved in the killing of seven Tausug youth in Patikul, Sulu, saying it insults and adds to the emotional injury suffered by the families of the slain civilians.
A militant Moro group on Monday belied the claim of former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile that the Jabidah massacre was a hoax, saying there were several Moro massacres which happened during the Martial law under the regime of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) on Monday belied Malacanang’s allegation that the communist group is conniving with Liberal Party and other critics of President Rodrigo Duterte in the so-called Red October destabilization plot, citing intelligence reports from the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
The political left has accused President Rodrigo Duterte of leaning farther toward Martial Law, and said the President has made his idol the late strongman, Ferdinand Marcos, who declared martial rule in the 1970’s.
At least P3.4 million worth of illegal substance was confiscated by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) operatives in a raid in Iligan City Wednesday.
NUJP hit out Phil Leaks, a dubious Facebook group, that targeted Philippine Daily Inquirer reporter Julieta S. Alipala, and accused her of being “a paid propagandist of the bandit group Abu Sayyaf.”
Sultan Hamidullah Atar said Duterte has committed gross human rights violations, especially against Meranaws during the Marawi siege.
A progressive labor group here blamed President Rodrigo Duterte’s pronouncement tagging their group as a communist front for the intensified attacks against workers and their unions in Compostella Valley province.
Banana plantation workers of Japanese giant Sumitomo Fruit Corp. (Sumifru) in Compostela Valley province are planning to mount a strike after the firm refused to enter into a new collective bargaining agreement.
The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is responsible for the rise of cases of workers’ strikes in the country.