By Davao Today DAVAO CITY, Philippines — A human rights worker in Southern Mindanao has been reported missing, according to rights group Karapatan. In a Facebook alert, Karapatan-Southern Mindanao Region said that Honey Mae “Hanimay” Suazo, who is also the group’s former secretary general, has been reported missing since on Saturday (Nov. 2). In an…
Day: November 5, 2019
“If there would be no conviction, I’m sorry to say press freedom is dead.”
Parents and relatives are not allowed to enter the premises of the said government agencies.
“If all the search warrants issued by Judge Burgos-Villavert from No. 5944 to No. 5953 are offices and homes of members of people’s and human rights organizations, then we are looking at more raids in the coming hours or days.”
Local folks simultaneously do panag-aapoy (light a fire) on the graves of their departed relatives which gives a sight of bonfire across the cemetery. They believe that the fires give warmth and light to their departed loved ones. According to some community members, panag-aapoy is also a way of connecting to the souls of their ancestors.
By DEE AYROSO
Malaborbor was a peasant activist and was a staff member of Pagkakaisa at Ugnayan ng Magsasaka sa Laguna (Pumalag). He was also an organizer for the Makabayan Koalisyon ng Mamamayan – Timog Katagalugan.
“The narrative that there are guns and bombs in the said office, as what the government has peddled in the raids of offices in Negros, is preposterous and a barefaced lie meant to justify these patently arbitrary arrests and to silence social justice workers and activists.”
MANILA – Progressive groups trooped in front of the Philippine National Police headquarters on Monday, Nov. 4 to denounce the mass arrest of legal activists in Bacolod City, Escalante and Manila last week. Amid the crackdown against the legal activists, the progressives vowed stronger resistance amid the attacks on legal activists who were “merely exercise…