Posts by tag: Extrajudicial Killings

6 years ago

Priest seeks probe on police chief, military official tagged in Italian missionary slay

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By JOHN RIZLE L. SALIGUMBA
Davao Today

Fr. Geremia said a witness in their custody narrated that former Arakan Police chief Benjamin Rioflorido was the one who accosted the paramilitary troops who were out to assassinate Tentorio on October 15, 2011.  The paramilitary troops were said to have a sack of firearms and the military’s Capt. Mark Espiritu was allegedly the one who signed to release the firearms.    

6 years ago

A woman’s place in the Blaan’s struggle for land

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By KENETTE JEAN I. MILLONDAGA
Davao Today

She was not simply the wife of an indigenous anti-mining activist. Juvy Capion, the woman killed in what is now called the Tampakan massacre, was a farmer, mother of four, and leader of the Blaan community.

6 years ago

UCCP holds caravan for environment and human rights

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By ALEX D. LOPEZ
Davao Today

Bishop Melzar Labuntog said UCCP leaders and workers join with the indigenous peoples in their struggle for their ancestral lands, the protection of the environment and uphold human rights. “We dedicate these candles to them who died defending their rights,” Bishop Nabuntog said at the caravan’s kick-off ceremony at Freedom Park in Davao City, Monday.

6 years ago

Outrage sweeps Mindanao over Tampakan massacre

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By WARREN CAHAYAG
Davao Today

They are demanding the military to account for such “act of barbarity”, saying that relieving the perpetrators is not enough but the pull-out of these troops “who have become attack dogs against lumads who are only defending their land from being turned into ugly mine sites.”

6 years ago

One year Death Anniversary: Waiting in Vain

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By ALEX D. LOPEZ
Davao Today

“He’s a martyr because he lived a selfless life,” said United Church of Christ in the Philippines Bishop Modesto Villasanta.  He described Fr. Pops through Tagalog song’s lyrics: “walang sinuman ang nabubuhay para sa sarili lamang; walang sinuman ang namamatay para sa sarili lamang.”