The head of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) led the Aglipayan community in condemning and demanding justice for the murder of a young priest in Cagayan province. He blamed the administration’s failure to “concretely address the issue” and for ignoring “extrajudicial killings and human rights violations.”
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.
the DOJ filed a petition to declare some 600 individuals as terrorists, among those included were priests, United Nations experts, lawyers, environmental activists, human rights defenders, indigenous peoples’ leaders and others. This drew outrage from various groups, statesmen and individuals in the country and abroad who continue to call and demand for the dropping of the DOJ charges, pointing out that the list bearing over 600 names is terribly faulty, unverified and untrue.
The Leonardo Pacsi Command (LPC) NPA – Mountain Province warns the people of Mountain Province of extortionists posing as representatives of LPC victimizing business people, professionals, government officials and even students. In particular, reports of extortion with grave threats were received from Natonin, Bontoc, Bauko and Sagada. One extortionist is using the name Ka Elmer.
BAGUIO CITY — Communist rebels in Cordillera and Ilocos regions urged the people to be more discerning and report persons posing as members of the New People’s Army to extort money so they can be punished.
BAGUIO CITY — The man that angry Sagada women dragged from his house to the police station last year, faced trial for the first time on March 9 for raping four minors – one of them as young as nine years old.
BAGUIO CITY — A murder suspect and four police officers were killed while three others were wounded in Lubuagan, Kalinga on February 21.
BAGUIO CITY — The Benguet General Hospital (BeGH) administration has instructed hospital security guards to be more vigilant in response to the recent kidnapping of a newborn at the hospital last week.
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — A Benguet court is set to resolve a civil case filed by the family of PSI Getnad Tabdi against Police Director General Alan Purisima, Police Director Getulio Napenas and three other army officials who are being asked to pay P12 million for his death during the Mamasapano operation.
BAGUIO CITY — An organization of Martial Law victims and a lawyers’ group called for a stop to the illegal drug related killings as they called for the observance of due process and rule of law in the conduct of the Duterte administration’s anti-illegal drug campaign.
BAGUIO CITY — The regional formation of youth group Anakbayan in the Cordillera expresses concern on the continuous human rights violations committed by Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) officers against its low-ranking cadets in Benguet State University (BSU).
There are not enough words to really express our outrage over a series of acts of lasciviousness and sexual abuse committed against our children here in Sagada. As mothers, it is agonizing to learn that our children fell victim to such an atrocious crime.