Since 2017 peasants and peasant women in Northern Samar have complained of extra-judicial killings, military encampment in public schools and in barangays, forcible mass evacuation affecting 2,423 victims, illegal arrest and detention, series of aerial bombing, psywar and surveillance, destruction of properties, sexual harassment and others.
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“We women have proven our worth and power in different levels, by joining forces with the numerous struggling masses.”
From 2004 to 2014 shows that majority of the reported violations were perpetrated by state security forces against civilians.
Leoncio “Kumander Parago” Pitao was being treated for diabetes, hyperthyroidism and hepatitis when soldiers of the 6th Scout Ranger Company, 2nd Scout Ranger Battalion peppered him with bullets on June 28 at around 2:30 p.m. in barangay Panalum, Paquibato district, Davao City.
“If he died in an encounter, they would not hear anything from us. Our family would just claim his body. But when we learned that he was still alive when he was taken by the soldiers and the police and ended up dead while in their custody, we are determined to fight for justice.” ˆGene Campaner, brother of slain NPA guerrilla
“The army’s redeployment of troops is just a change of guards but the orientation of troops does not change.” — Cordillera Human Rights Alliance
By SID NATIVIDAD Bulatlat.com MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) once filed a case against the Abu Sayyaf back in 2007 for the alleged decapitation of slain Marines in Basilan. Five years later, another complaint has been filed not by the AFP but against them, allegedly regarding a similar atrocity, this time…
By MARILOU AGUIRRE-TUBURAN Davao Today DAVAO CITY — Wives of New People’s Army (NPA) members were allegedly arrested and detained by the Philippine Army’s 39th Infantry Battalion under Lt. Col. Norman Zuniega on two separate incidents, August 6 and 7, in Sta. Maria town in Davao del Sur. According to a statement by the National…
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“We saw how they brutalized the bodies of my parents. I saw the body of my mother, her stomach was slashed open, her intestines ripped out. My father’s head, meanwhile, was shattered but he bore no wounds on his face.” — Leslie, daughter of slain NPA guerrillas
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“He lived the way he wanted to live – doing good for the poor, defending them”.
By INA ALLCO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — In the midst of their extreme grief, families of slain members of the New People’s Army and residents of Brgy. Camflora in San Andres, Quezon in Southern Tagalog are demanding that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) respect their rights to give their slain loved ones…