Month: April 2018

A ‘dirty and brutal war’ vs farmers in Mindanao

Under martial law extended till the end of 2018 in the whole of Mindanao, the Duterte government has unleashed “a dirty and brutal war” against communities of farmers and indigenous peoples/national minorities aimed at “instilling fear and terror and silencing their long struggle for land,[human] rights, and justice.” The continuing extrajudicial killings (EJKs) have claimed…

Mere anarchy

These acts and policy decisions are proof enough that he has the will to make them. But it has since become clear that these were made with hardly any understanding of, or regard for, the consequences — and without any preparation or plan in place to cushion their impact on the little that’s left of Philippine democracy, the country’s institutions, and even on much of the population.

NDFP to file complaint on disappearance of consultant

NDFP chief negotiator Fidel Agcaoili said the disappearance of Lora T. Manipis and her husband Jeruel B. Domingo since February 24 will be a subject of a complaint to be filed with their joint human rights and international humanitarian law monitoring committee with the GRP.

International fact-finding mission in Comval pushes through amid military psy-war

By MARA S. GENOTIVA Davao Today TAGUM CITY – An international fact-finding and solidarity mission bound to check on reported human rights violations was blocked twice by military checkpoints on Saturday entering Maco, Compostela Valley. The mission comprised of 200 persons was earlier “welcomed” on their arrival on Friday with streamers calling them to “Stay…