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Crossroads: Hands off women! Lay off women human rights defenders!

Noong Martes, Oktubre 24, sumama ako sa maraming kababaihan sa isang press con sa Baguio para kondenahin ang harassment ng 7h ID sa mamamayan lalo na sa mga babaeng human rights defenders. Nitong kamakailan, ilang kababaihang health worker, development worker at community organizers ang pinagbintangan ng gawa-gawang kaso ng mga pwersa ng militar.

Letters: Open letter of appeal

I am a farmer from the municipality of Benito Soliven in Isabela. I have seven (7) other siblings, all of them are farmers. Like many farmers here, we plant hybrid yellow corn to sell and raise chickens for food. And just like everyone else here, we are poor and hardly make both ends meet. Moreso, though I am a farmer, I do not own any piece of land. I am a mere tenant and so are some of my siblings. My two brothers occasionally hunt in the nearby forest to augment their income from farming.

Statements: Katarungan sa magkapatid na Mendoza

Malupit at marahas ang pagkakapatay sa magkapatid na Rogelio “Ilyong” at Rolito “Roy” Mendoza, mga mahirap na magsasaka mula sa baryo ng Baliao sa Benito Soliven, probinsya ng Isabela.

24th IBPA & PNP raid Abra farmer’s home

BAGUIO CITY – Joint forces of the 24th Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army (24th IBPA) and Philippine National Police (PNP) raided the home of farmer Eugine Antonio in Mudiit, Dolores, Abra at 5 AM of October 27.

HR group urges support for persecuted women activists

BAGUIO CITY — In an online post, Cordillera Human Rights Alliance (CHRA) – Karapatan enjoined the public to support women activists being persecuted by the 7th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army in the past three months.

Magsasakang sinampahan ng gawa-gawang kaso, nakalaya

SANTIAGO CITY — Nakalaya na si Jimmy Sibayan, magsasakang taga Caquilingan, Cordon, Isabela nitong ika-13 ng Oktubre, matapos ang pitong buwang pagkapiit sa BJMP, Batal, Santiago City dulot ng gawa-gawang kasong arson na isinampa laban sa kanya ng panginoong maylupang si Fe Paulina Roque.

81st IB persecuting civilians in Ilocos Sur anew

QUIRINO, Ilocos Sur — Soldiers of the 81st IB detatched in Patungcaleo, Quirino, Ilocos Sur are harassing and threatening civilians after a suspected team of the New People’s Army (NPA) attacked the army detatment here, accusing them of being part of the NPA machinery.

Abra group slams military, gov’t ops

BAGUIO CITY — In a press statement on October 3, Kakailian Salakniban Ta’y Amin a Nagtaudan (KASTAN) denounced what seems to be a partnership by the military and the provincial government in launching a counterinsurgency (COIN) program “against the civilian citizenry of Abra.

NGO alarmed over harassment vs development workers

BAGUIO CITY — Katinnulong Dagiti Umili ti Amianan Inc. (In aide of the people of the North or Kaduami), a non-government organization dedicated in delivering development works and services to the marginalized people in North Luzon calls for a stop to what they call systematic harassment against two of its members.

Kasibu kinondena red-tagging ng 84th IB

SANTIAGO CITY — Kinondena ng maka-kalikasang organisasyon, residente, at grupo ng karapatang pantao ang pagbabansag ng elemento ng militar sa ilalim ng 84th IB sa mga NGO at mamamayan ng Brgy. Dine na sila diumano ay “supporter” ng rebeldeng New People’s Army (NPA).