Tags: International Humanitarian Law

Police deny families right to claim remains of 3 alleged NPA fighters

“Instead of mourning for our loved ones, we feel spiteful at the police officers who are denying the remains of our loved ones.” By JUSTIN UMALI Bulatlat.com SANTA ROSA, Laguna – Elements of the Philippine National Police have taken the remains of three suspected members of the revolutionary New People’s Army to Camp Vicente Lim,…

NPA spokesperson arrested

“When he was arrested in the hospital as hors de combat (out of action due to injury or damage) he should have been clear from any legal obligation.” By JUSTIN UMALI Bulatlat.com MANILA – The spokesperson for the New People’s Army Melito Glor Command in the Southern Tagalog region was arrested in San Juan, Metro…

NPA-Northern Samar raids ‘abusive Marawi battalion’

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.

Rebel’s kin slam military’s breach of humanitarian law

“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

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…