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Activists in N. Luzon decry intensifying surveillance, threats

A document with the title “MUNICIPALITY OF TINOC (Target Persons),” which bears the logo of the the Charlie Company of the 86th Battalion (Highlander) of the 5th Infantry Division (North Star), Philippine Army, listed the names of human rights defenders and development workers in the Cordillera and Ilocos regions who are now the subject of intense surveillance and threatening text messages.

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
The Cordillera Human Rights Alliance reportedly managed to secure a document titled “Municipality of Tinoc (Target Persons)” from a concerned element of the Charlie Company of the 86th Battalion (Highlander) of the 5th Infantry (Star) Division of the PA based in Tinoc, Ifugao.

By Artemio A. Dumlao Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY (November 7, 2012) – Intelligence agents reportedly took “captive” for two days now the son of underground Cordillera Peoples Democratic Front (CPDF) spokesperson Simon Naogsan. Grayson Naogsan was arrested by men who introduced themselves as policemen and is now missing, said Jude Baggo of the Baguio-based human rights…

By RONALYN V. OLEA
After investigating extrajudicial killings here in 2007, Philip Alston, then UN Special Rapporteur for extrajudicial executions, tagged the vilification of activists as one of the practices that gave rise to these killings. But vilification has continued.

By ADELA DEYAEN WAYAS and KIMBERLIE OLMAYA NGABIT-QUITASOL Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY -Human rights groups and a peasant organization in the Cordillera and Ilocos regions said they are disappointed with the performance of President Benigno Aquino III in his first 100 days. The groups said he failed to address the issues of…

By WENDY ATUBAN Human Rights Watch Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat MANKAYAN, Benguet – Residents of Barangay (village) Bulalacao here reiterated their call for the immediate pullout of the army battalion reportedly overstaying in their village. Upon the invitation of the municipal and barangay officials and local elders, representatives from the Commission on Human Rights…

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s move to put up a P25-million reward fund to solve political killings has been criticized as a “desperate attempt” of her regime to show that she is doing something to address the problem. BY ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat BAGUIO CITY (246 kms north of Manila) – President Gloria…

For a month, the military conducted intensive military operations in their village. Fields were bombed; soldiers encamped in the heart of the village; the people were prohibited from leaving their homes; and their farm animals were stolen. Elders of Tubo, Abra have had enough. They announced that they would file cases of human rights violation…

Even the church is not safe from the recent military occupation of the tri-boundary of Abra, Mountain Province and Ilocos Sur provinces. BY JOHN ERIC B. ESCALANTE Northern Dispatch HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 15, May 18-24, 2008 BAGUIO CITY (246 kms north of Manila) – Even the church is not…

The resumption of peace talks and the implementation of a human rights accord signed by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines would help lay down the basis for peace, a human rights group in the Cordillera stated. The Cordillera Human Rights Alliance (CHRA) said that…

Various sectors in the Cordillera continue to join the nationwide outcry against the series of political killings, for which they hold government security forces responsible. By Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY – Police released on Wednesday cartographic sketches of two men who witnesses say served as triggerman and lookout respectively in the July…