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Bulatlat.com MANILA — On May 30, 2013 at 6 a.m., soldiers from the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ 41st IB chanced upon a unit of the New Peoples’ Army (NPA) and fired at the NPA sentry. A firefight reportedly followed, with the NPA guerrillas retreating as the soldiers had the initial advantage. Four hours later,…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
The Armed Forces of the Philippines claims that it has not committed a single human rights violation during the year, but human rights and people’s organizations, as well as victims and their relatives in Southern Tagalog say it is even getting worse.

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
As long as the US military is treated ‘above the law’ by the government, their victims among the civilian populace will not be given justice.” – Bayan Muna-Southern Mindanao

PRESS RELEASE November 17, 2010 DAVAO CITY – Human rights group Karapatan says today that the peace and development teams of the Armed Forces of the Philippines now going around some parts of the city are meant to harass civilians and sow fear among the residents. “The concept pf Peace and development teams in the…

BY JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat Posted 4:46 p.m., May 15, 2008 Farmer’s Association in Davao City (FADC) spokesperson Celso Pojas was gunned down by a motorcycle back rider who fired four times and hit the victim three times around 6:30 a.m. today in front of the FADC office in Maa, Davao City. In a…

In late 2005 up to 2006 the Arroyo government tried to curtail the freedom of speech and assembly through the Calibrated Preemptive Response, silence the media through the issuance of guidelines by the PNP, and twist and bend its laws and legal procedures to run after its critics especially from the legal Left. It also…

BY EMILY VITAL Bulatlat August 6, 2007 – 2:25pm Dr. Edita Burgos, mother of missing agriculturist-activist Jonas Joseph Burgos, led a silent march from Sto. Domingo Church to Welcome Rotunda in Quezon City earlier today, marking the 100th day since her son’s disappearance. Jonas, son of press freedom icon Jose “Joe” Burgos, Jr., was abducted…

“We are concerned that the extrajudicial killings could be a conscious and systematic part of the Philippine government’s counterinsurgency program and that financial assistance from our government is being used to support, directly or indirectly, those within the PNP and AFP who are responsible for the killings” – U.S. legislators. BY BENJIE OLIVEROS HUMAN RIGHTS…