The Commission on Human Rights-10 (CHR-10) will investigate the complaint of two civilians who were accused as Communist rebels by state agents in the wake of the massive evacuation of residents in hinterland villages in Opol town, Misamis Oriental, due to the reported presence of hundreds of alleged New People’s Army (NPA) fighters.
More rural villagers are expected to arrive at the evacuation center in the municipality of Opol, Misamis Oriental after a group of armed men believed to be members of the New People’s Army were seen in the town’s four hinterland communities since last week, the mayor said Wednesday.
Northern Mindanao’s indigenous peoples (IPs) are still optimistic President Rodrigo Duterte will act on their complaints of alleged abuses perpetrated by state agents against them as they submitted a report on these violations to the Commission on Human Rights (CHR-10) in the region.
The Office of the Ombudsman indicted former Leyte Representative Eduardo Veloso with graft and malversation for the alleged used of his P24 million pork barrel funds.
Vice Mayor Nova Parojinog and his brother Reynaldo, Jr. aka Dodo were brought to Manila, 7:00 am today, to be turned over to the Regional Trial Court Branch 89 of Quezon City, court who issued the search warrants.
A Lanao del Norte lawmaker has urged appropriate committees in the Lower House to conduct an investigation, in aid of legislation, into the order of the National Police Commission (Napolcom) to remove the deputation power of some local chief executives over the police in their jurisdiction in Mindanao.
The approval of the Congress to extend martial law until December this year on Sunday has drawn various reactions from different sectors in the city.
In fact, the enforcement of the military rule in the entire island of Mindanao has even encouraged importers to ship their goods here, said Alvin Enciso, chief of BOC-10’s Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS).
The Philippine National Police (PNP) leadership has ordered for the 90-day suspension without pay of Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido then cancelled it but the controversial police officer has yet to get hold of a copy of it.
Councilors have started looking into a proposal for the Moreno administration to build two more hospitals in the city–one in Lumbia and another in Tablon.