Tags: Armed Forces of the Philippines

‘Airstrikes hit civilian communities in Northern Samar’ – rights group

“What transpired cannot be considered as ‘surgical precision,’ but an overkill.“ By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Human rights group Katungod Sinirangan Bisayas condemned the recent airstrike at the communities in Las Navas, Northern Samar allegedly by the Armed Forces of the Philippines. On Oct. 26, around 6:00 a.m, the Joint Task Force…

3 years of Duterte’s counterinsurgency: 250 civilians dead, thousands displaced

Human rights group Karapatan documented 250 victims of extrajudicial killings and 10 victims of enforced disappearances from July 2016 until March this year. Moreover, nearly 370,000 civilians were affected by military bombings and 450,000 have evacuated due to military operations, Karapatan data showed.

‘Red October’ plot canard

Over the past week, President Duterte and the Armed Forces of the Philippines, with puerile collaboration by the Philippine National Police, have tried to drum up as “real” their conjured plot to oust him next month, which they tagged as “Red October.” However, they haven’t presented to the public any credible evidence to back up…

Rights group slams NFA memo forcing employees to submit personal info to military

The NFA released a memorandum requiring its officials and employees to divulge their personal background, work history, location of residence, organizational affiliations, sketch of location of residences, places of residences since birth, foreign countries visited, among others.

Rights group slam appointment of Año as local government chief

“The consistent promotion and assignment of Año in key government positions is indicative of the Duterte regime’s design to intensify its repressive policies and its lack of intent to prosecute human rights violators.”

Groups call for the release of detained Lumad educators

MANILA – Groups led by Save our Schools Network picketed at the Department of Justice in Manila to demand the dismissal of trumped-up charges and the release of the Lumad educators Amelia Pond and agriculturist Dominiciano Muya on Friday, Aug. 18. Pond, 64, is the regional coordinator of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines-Southern Mindanao…

By ALEX D. LOPEZ Davao Today DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The 1st Pulang Bagani Company of the Merardo Arce Command of the New People’s Army in Southern Mindanao (1ST PBC-NPA) denied earlier reports that the four army soldiers killed in Paquibato District on Sunday, November 4, were unarmed and off-duty. In an e-mailed statement sent…