The following are documented cases of women killed by suspected state forces or paramilitary groups around the country under President Duterte’s administration. The youngest victim was a 20-year-old pregnant Lumad from Bukidnon. Most are leaders or members of peasant groups, and were slain with their respective husbands. More than half of the victims were from…
Month: November 2017
“This brazen killing of a woman human rights defender and her fellow human rights advocates on the eve of International Women’s Human Rights Defenders’ Day is the latest proof of the impunity with which state forces under the Duterte administration commit human rights violations.”
Two development workers arrested in Negros Occidental have been languishing in jail for over a month.
Protesters hound Education secretary Leonor Briones as she refuses to acknowledge the Lumad schools issues.
The selling price of the new jeepneys the government wanted the operators to purchase ranged from P1.5 million to P1.6 million ($27,840 to $31.82). Under a seven-year loan package with interest, the final price would be more than P2 million each, making the government-vetted jeepney as costly as a sports utility vehicle.
Elisa Badayos of Karapatan-Central Visayas and peasant activist Elioterio Moises were killed in the attack.
“He is a killer that the military shouldn’t emulate and be proud of. The military should even condemn Palparan.”
“State terrorism and repression has taken away our family members, who were labeled ‘enemies of the state.’”
Even without a “crackdown,” human rights violations under President Duterte intensify each day.
By RENAN ORTIZ
By DEE AYROSO