Leoncio “Kumander Parago” Pitao was being treated for diabetes, hyperthyroidism and hepatitis when soldiers of the 6th Scout Ranger Company, 2nd Scout Ranger Battalion peppered him with bullets on June 28 at around 2:30 p.m. in barangay Panalum, Paquibato district, Davao City.
Month: June 2015
“The endorsement of Lobo government officials for the MRL-Egerton mining project should be revoked and reversed to protect Lobo’s lives, livelihood, and environment.”
By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld The much awaited papal encyclical on climate change and the environment that was finally released by the Vatican last week was also much dreaded in conservative circles within the Catholic Church as well as outside it. Pope Francis’ Laudato Si (Praise Be To You) is everything environmentalists…
By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star “Mindanao is no longer home for the Higaonons, for the B’laans, Ata Manobos and other indigenous people. Their leaders are either killed by the military and paramilitary groups or slapped with trumped-up criminal charges to bring them to prison. Their self-initiated schools are closed…
“Glencore ultimately failed in the face of massive people’s resistance against foreign and large-scale mining.”
Felix Basig, a leader of the Mandaya tribe in a climate-change affected community in Davao Oriental was gunned down June 25.
“Are these electoral candidates part of the rainbow? Are they going to stand up for LGBT rights as human rights and not as special rights?”
“It is because of poverty that they do not have enough capacity to purchase materials and equipment to ensure their safety in times of disaster.”
“We are here today to show that after nine years, the calls of UP students and other sectors to surface Karen, Sherlyn and all the other victims of human rights violations, are not stopping.”
“He was shaking. He kept crying. It was clear to me that they underwent a sort of mental torture.”
Petitioners said the new education curriculum puts to waste future mathematicians, scientists and engineers as it dilutes the school’s special science curriculum.