Anti-mining advocate shot dead in Davao Oriental
Friday, December 22, 2017
Edwin Magallanes, 38, resident of Purok Juan, Panikian Banay-Banay, Davao Oriental and member of Abanterong Nakigbisog (ABANTENA), was shot dead at around 11am yesterday, December 21, 2017 by suspected military agents under the 28th Infantry Battalio
2 farmers details torture and attempted murder by military
Thursday, December 21, 2017
On November 28, 2017, Janry Mensis, 22, and Jerry (not his real name), 16, small-scale miners, farmers, and members of Kahugpungan sa mga Mag-uuma sa Maco (KAMAO), were illegally arrested and tortured by elements of the 71st IBPA in Tagum city.
Rights abuses on the rise after Mindanao martial law extension
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
MANILA – Human rights abuses such as extrajudicial killings, illegal arrests, red-tagging and other harassment of activists in Mindanao and other parts of the country have increased after Dec. 13 when a joint session of Congress voted to extend martial law in Mindanao up to end 2018.
Anti-mining leader found dead in Compostela Valley
Monday, December 18, 2017
Early this morning, December 17, 2017, Karapatan-Southern Mindanao received information that the remains of Jeanni Rose Porras, 39, a member of Compostela Farmers Association (CFA), was found at a funeral parlor in Nabunturan, Compostela Valley. Jeanni's son reported her missing on December 15.
With martial law extension in Mindanao, Lake Sebu massacre is a carnage waiting to happen again – Karapatan
Friday, December 15, 2017
“This latest massacre is a vivid picture of the indignity of martial law. This is a sample of how such policies can gravely affect indigenous communities fighting and asserting their right to self-determination. Instead of addressing these communities’ concerns, the Duterte government’s response is brutal repression,” said Karapatan deputy secretary general Roneo Clamor during a press conference on December 15, 2017 held in Quezon City.