By DEE AYROSO
Tags: Emerito Samarca
“The State shall assign the highest budgetary priority to education and ensure that teaching will attract and retain its rightful share of the best available talents through adequate remuneration.”
“Military occupation of civilian institutions and killing of civilians…are unacceptable, deplorable and contrary to international human rights and international humanitarian standards.”
Among some 3,000 Lumads seeking refuge at the Surigao del Sur Sports Center, there are two mothers of nearly the same age named Maribel Enriquez. Both seek justice for the plight they are going through because of the military.
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The three men brutally slain in the rampage by a paramilitary group in Surigao del Sur were laid to rest, amid calls for justice and the prosecution of their killers, suspected of following military orders.
The three men killed in Lianga, Surigao del Sur on Sept. 1 were not only principled leaders who spent their whole lives helping others – they were also good, loving fathers.
“We expect the Philippine government to immediately and thoroughly investigate the killings and the involvement of the AFP, and bring the perpetrators to justice.”
Lumad victims from Lianga, Surigao del Sur recounted the horrors of the Sept.1 rampage by a paramilitary group, who entered their community along with soldiers.
BLOOD RUSH By SARAH RAYMUNDO Sometimes he thought of the world as soil and rain. At times, the scorching sun meant everything for the roots and one’s roots, even skin. He did not go so far away To take it all the way to freedom to plenty, to happiness. He lived and taught the children…
“These killings were not isolated case. These are part of the serial killings happening now in Mindanao, and in some parts of the country, whose perpetrators are military elements and their own-created militia.”