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Statements: Condemning the brazen murder of Davao del Norte publisher

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.

Statements: On the possible stand down orders for the AFP, NPA & the peace talks

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.

Panagsugal, maipariten iti ili ti Cervantes

Obobligaren ti paggalagadan ti siasinoman, aglalo ti Punong Barangay a mangidanun iti pulisya no adda dagiti aglabsing iti masakupanda. Kastamet nga alallukuyen daytoy dagiti relihiyoso a tumulong a mangipakaamo ti nasao a linteg.

CASER may be approved by July or August—Joma

The NDFP and the GRP are set to meet in June in Oslo, Norway for the resumption of the fifth round of formal talks that has been cancelled by Duterte three times in the past 12 months.

SC upholds writ of amparo, habeas data petition

BAGUIO CITY – The Supreme Court (SC) affirmed a Court of Appeals (CA) decision to grant the petition of a human rights lawyer Maria Catherine Dannug-Salucon for the issuance of the writs of amparo and habeas data as it junked the petition of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) seeking the reversal of the 2015 CA ruling in favor of the lawyer.

Duterte to blame if Peace Talks fail — Youth solon

MANILA–Kabataan Partylist condemns President Rodrigo Duterte’s threat to have Professor Jose Maria Sison killed if the peace talks between the National Democratic Front (NDF) and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) fail.

Letters: Profiling Baguio residents poses threat to human rights, civil liberties

The proposed profiling of Baguio residents to counter radicalism and terrorism poses serious threats to human rights and may cause the further discrimination of the Moro migrants and other people in the city, considering the stereotypes on certain ethnic and religious groups and activists that is worsened by misinformation and attacks under a fascist regime.

IPs forward HR violations to UN Rapportuer

BAGUIO CITY — On May 16-17, 2018, Kalipunan ng Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KATRIBU) and Philippine Task Force for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights (TFIP) submitted cases of massacre, killings, displacement, attacks on schools, illegal detention and arrest of indigenous peoples (IPs) communities, leaders and members to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNSRRIP) Victoria Tauli-Corpuz.