Day: July 5, 2013

NDFP says UN report on use of child combatants by NPA ‘false, biased’

Connie Ledesma of the NDFP urged the UN SRCAC to advice its Philippine Country Task Force for Monitoring and Reporting (CTFMR) “to be more discerning and circumspect in the performance of its functions by exercising basic due diligence and not relying solely on reports by agencies of the Government of the Philippines (GPH) such as the AFP, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Commission on Human Rights (CHR).”

Fathers of NPA captives seek help of Third Party Facilitator, Duterte for the release of their sons

Bishop Modesto Villasanta, spokesperson for the Sowing the Seeds of Peace, said they are always ready to facilitate such request. His group already facilitated a number of releases of NPA captives in the different far-flung areas in the region. They acted upon the request of the families, local government units and church denominations, among others.