Posts by tag: Human Rights

7 years ago

Abuses, then and now, for Agusanons

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Abuses, then and now, for Agusanons

By JOHN RIZLE L. SALIGUMBA
Davao Today

Juanita Loreto said prior to the military operation, the Bagani members had been going around the community forcing them to sign a “tie-up” agreement with a company to build a plantation for tuba-tuba (jathropa) and biograss.”We refused their demand for us to ask to sign a blank paper that would sell-off our land to the company,” she said.

7 years ago

Hundreds flee Agusan village due to intensified military ops

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Hundreds flee Agusan village due to intensified military ops

by John Rizle Saligumba
Davao Today

Initial reports from Karapatan Southern Mindanao showed that Agusanon residents fled on Sunday from Barangays Kauswagan, Sabud, Mansanitas and San Mariano. The residents along with 224 children evacuated to Barangay Kauswagan Elementary School.

7 years ago

MOTHER’S PLEA

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Estrilla Basilisco pleas for the release of her son, alyas John, a Lumad minor who was detained by members of the paramilitary in Loreto, Agusan del Sur. Estrilla denies allegations her son is an NPA. (davaotoday.com photo by MEDEL V. HERNANI)

7 years ago

Human rights issue, ‘no-show’ in SONA

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Human rights issue, ‘no-show’ in SONA

By TYRONE VELEZ
Davao Today
Luzviminda Ilagan, who represents Gabriela Women Partylist, said she was aghast that there was no mention of justice in Pres. Aquino’s SONA for the killing of indigenous peoples and their defenders.

7 years ago

Davao rallyists slam ‘lies’ in Aquino’s SONA

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Davao rallyists slam ‘lies’ in Aquino’s SONA

Students marched through universities to protest state budget cuts and high cost of education. Workers held a rally in a strike camp to demand job security. Farmers held a picket at a military headquarters to decry militarization and abuses. The rallies culminated with a burning of Pres. Aquino’s effigy in a gathering at the city’s Rizal Park in the afternoon.