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Soccsksargen files ‘first’ martial law-related case
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in Region 12 considered the massacre of eight members of the T’boli-Dulangan Manobo in Barangay Ned, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato last month as a “martial law-related case”.
A year in the Moro people’s lives
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
It’s hard to reminisce what happened to the Moro ummah (community) last year without being sad and enraged. The death, displacement, and destruction of Moro communities, most especially Marawi City, due to the continuing policy of “war on terror,” has made the Moro people question their support to a Mindanaoan leader. Others felt cheated of the promises of change that never came more than a year after President Rodrigo Duterte came into power
Growing opposition to Martial Law in Mindanao
Friday, January 12, 2018
ON DECEMBER 13, 2017, Philippine Congress extended until December 31, 2018 Martial Law and the suspension of the privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus in Mindanao. This was the second extension of Proclamation 216, which cited lawless activities in Mindanao that prompted the declaration of a state of national emergency in September 2016 under Proclamation 55 and the May 2017 violent acts of the Dawla Islamiyyah/Maute Group and Abu Sayyaf in Marawi City.
Lumad group slams state-sponsored food blockade in Davao, Agusan
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Karadyawan, a group of Lumads, decried the intensified food blockade enforced by paramilitary group ALAMARA and the 60th and 72nd Infantry Battalions of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) that they deemed part of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Martial Law in Mindanao.
Video: Indigenous Filipinos risk their lives to defend their land
Thursday, January 11, 2018
The Philippines was the world's deadliest country for land rights and environmental activists last year, according to a report released in December. Rights advocacy group PAN Asia Pacific recorded 61 deaths, many related to conflicts over mining and agribusiness. Those who resist big business often find themselves in the firing line of private security companies and state forces, this amid a growing climate of impunity under President Rodrigo Duterte. Our correspondent reports. A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Laura Burloux.