Tags: International Humanitarian Law

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…

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 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…