Farmer leader of Bukidnon illegally held by Military
Thursday, April 12, 2018
ALERT: Jose Benemerito Jr, secretary general of the Kahugpungan sa mga Mag-uuma sa Bukidnon (KASAMA Bukidnon)-Kliusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas is currently being held by three military men at the Musuan bridge in Maramag, Bukidnon. Benemerito is among the 600 names earlier included in the DOJ petition for terrorist proscription. He is on his way to a community activity at the BTL Training Center when he was intercepted. More updates to follow.
Human rights abuses continue unabated in Northern Mindanao, group says
Monday, April 9, 2018
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – Cases of abuses against civilians allegedly perpetrated by state security forces continue to pile up in parts of Northern Mindanao as martial rule is still in effect in Mindanao, a report of a fact-finding body revealed Monday.
Farmers and lumad in Northern Mindanao continue to assert land rights amid Martial Law abuses
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Malaybalay City – Despite harassment and intimidation encountered by the fact-finding team in Northern Mindanao, the team composed of farmers, lumad, lawmakers, church people, human rights advocates and defenders led by the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) successfully conducted interviews and focused group discussions to investigate various forms of rights violations particularly against peasants and indigenous people in Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental.
International fact-finding mission in Comval pushes through amid military psy-war
Saturday, April 7, 2018
by Maria Genotiva 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 out”. The mission, […]
IFFSM in Northern Minda harassed by police and military
Saturday, April 7, 2018
The IFFSM Northern Mindanao leg was stopped in two checkpoints from Malaybalay City on the way to the mission area in Quezon, Bukidnon this morning. The contingent was also tailed by motorcycle-riding men in 3 vehicles, 2 of which are without plate numbers. Unidentified masked men also took pictures of the delegates and their vehicles at the checkpoints in Brgy. Aglayan, Malaybalay City and at Brgy. Lumbo in Valencia City.