Kinukondena ng Kakailian Salakniban Tay Amin a Nagtaudan (KASTAN) ang panibagong hakbang ni Gov. Joy Bernos at ng 24th IB na pag-uugnay sa ligal na organisasyon ng KASTAN sa New People’s Army (NPA).
Sa pamamagitan ng mga kontra-mamamayang polisiya gaya ng TRAIN Law, Oplan Tokhang at Build, Build, Build, ipinapakita ni Duterte ang kawalan niya ng kagustuhan na lutasin ang deka-dekadang krisis at kahirapan sa bansa.
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines denounces Senate President Vicente Sotto III’s brazen attempt to suppress freedom of the press and of expression by asking online news portal Inquirer.net to take down three stories about him from its site.
Presidential peace adviser Jesus Dureza is too quick to hurl accusations of irresponsible journalism against news outfits that reported that Norway would no longer be the third-party facilitator for peace talks between the government and communist rebels.
It is both disappointing and frustrating that the Duterte regime has unilaterally cancelled the scheduled start of the stand-down ceasefire on June 21 and the resumption of formal talks in the peace negotiations in Oslo a week later on June 28.
We welcome the recent announcement of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) on the resumption of the formal peace negotiations before the end of June. Both panels also deserve recognition for their fortitude to iron-out issues stalling the negotiations during the back-channel talks.
The Cordillera Peoples Alliance is one with the Benguet Peace and Order Council (PPOC) in denouncing the deceitful recruitment activities by the mercenary group Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army-Cordillera Bodong Administration (CPLA-CBA) in the province. CPLA is known for its notorious track record of human rights violations in the region.
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines condemns the brazen murder of Dennis Denora, publisher and columnist of the community paper Trends and Times and an officer of the Davao Region Multi-media Group, who was shot dead by still unidentified killers near the wet market of Panabo City, Davao del Norte.
The AFP makes it appear that they are mere passive actors and bystanders in the armed conflict when they say that they doubt the CPP-NPA’s ability to stand down and stop offensive operations. For peace advocates and human rights groups, the bigger concern right now – a major hindrance to peace – is the intensifying AFP operations against civilians. Communities continue to be militarized. Civilians are being rounded up and forced to “surrender” as NPA combatants. Activists are being arrested and slapped with trumped-up charges. Just recently, long-time union organizer Juan Alexander “Bob” Reyes was arrested in Quezon City for trumped-up charges filed in Agusan.
“Strongmen” like Rodrigo Duterte exercise power through State terror and violence with impunity, couched in populist language that misleads the public and trains the guns of his armed forces and police on his perceived enemies – the people.
Mariing kinukundena ng Karapatan Cagayan Valley ang brutal na pagpaslang kay Fr.Mark Ventura noong ika-29 ng Abril taong kasalukuyan sa Barangay Mabuno, Gattaran sa Probinsiya ng Cagayan. Siya ay nakatalaga sa Migrant’s desk ng Diocese of Tuguegarao at Indigenous Peoples Advocacy. Isa rin siya sa mga tagapagtanggol ng kalikasan.
By CORDILLERA MOVEMENT AGAINST TYRANNY www.nordis.net Today, April 24, 2018, as we commemorate the 34th Cordillera Day, we remember events that breathed …