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Annual audit reports of the Commission on Audit (COA) show that the Philippine Army chiefs rom 2003 to 2007 have accumulated P1.6 billion or US$34.396 million (based on exchange rate of US$1: P46.516) in unliquidated cash advances. Bayan Muna Represesentative Satur Ocampo said, “The COA rendered an adverse opinion on the fairness of presentations of…

Five students of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) branch in Lopez, Quezon have been slapped with rebellion charges. The Philippine Army’s 76th Infantry Battalion tags them as “infiltrators” from the New People’s Army (NPA) who are deployed in schools “to recruit rebels.” The students say that the accusation is but “a story fabricated…

Melvin Mamis, 27, a correspondent of the alternative multi-media group Southern Tagalog Exposure, was choked as a soldier of the 20th Special Forces grabbed his camera. He was forcibly brought inside the camp where he was repeatedly punched at the stomach. Willy Solis, a volunteer of the human rights group Karapatan-Southern Tagalog, was slapped, punched…

Melvin Mamis, 27, a correspondent of the alternative multi-media group Southern Tagalog Exposure, was choked as a soldier of the 20th Special Forces grabbed his camera. He was forcibly brought inside the camp where he was repeatedly punched at the stomach. Willy Solis, a volunteer of the human rights group Karapatan-Southern Tagalog, was slapped, punched…