“He was attacked while sleeping and now that he is dead, he is still being attacked? What are the depths of cruelty and insensitivity?”
“…we stress that the crime of which Mr. Ampatuan is accused of is of such a heinous nature that the shock and outrage it stirred around the world forced then President Gloria Arroyo to move against the powerful clan that was among her staunchest allies.”
Detained church workers and rights activists were released on bail after their arrest on the evening of July 4 in General Santos City while holding an organizational consultation on peasant and tribal issues.
The group, headed by representatives of the IFI Diocese of Libertad, were in a meeting at the Mother Francisca Spirituality Center at Radasa St., Ladao, General Santos City when the police barged in and served a warrant of arrest for three persons whose names were unknown to them.
“The Duterte regime has targeted not only individuals, but entire communities, using bombs to threaten and intimidate hundreds of residents.”
The killers shot at Ariel Maquiran, 33, an active member of the progressive partylist, Bayan Muna (People First), and a known advocate of human rights and peasants’ rights multiple times when he fell from his motorcycle.
“”t was after lunch on April 21 when Jhun Mark and his relatives were about to resume working on the coconuts when they heard gunshots in different directions.”
“Duterte feels the need to act tough through insults, offensive pronouncements and hate speech. What a pitiful man, desperate for respect by way of disrespecting others.”
By MARA S. GENOTIVA Davao Today TAGUM CITY – An international fact-finding and solidarity mission bound to check on reported human rights violations was blocked twice by military checkpoints on Saturday entering Maco, Compostela Valley. The mission comprised of 200 persons was earlier “welcomed” on their arrival on Friday with streamers calling them to “Stay…
“…Malacanang is either cooking up a scenario that will justify a massive tokhang-style killing of activists or it is one of those attempts to evade accountability from domestic and international human rights instruments.”
“By implication, they are all being branded as ‘terrorists’ and to add my name and those of the NDFP peace negotiation panel and consultants, eight deceased individuals and at least 185 easily replaceable aliases exposes even more the list’s absurdity.” – Elisa Tita Lubi