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Gruesome and Cruel: 11 massacres under Duterte (2/2)

Human rights group Karapatan said the police and military usually justify the indiscriminate killing of civilians, whether women, children or elderly, by tagging them as members of the New People’s Army (NPA). The group blamed Duterte’s absolution of the “burchers in the government” for the worsening “state
of impunity” that “made it possible for these massacres to continue.”

Rights defenders raise alarm on PNP dossier vs activists

BAGUIO CITY — Human rights defenders raised alarm over a ‘confidential memorandum’ of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to its intelligence group to submit a dossier of individuals the police labeled as New People’s Army (NPA) leaders.

Military fibs about encounter with NPA

BAGUIO CITY — The leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) operating in the Ilocos and Cordillera provinces said the 5th Infantry Division of the Armed Forces of the Philippines “distorted [the] news” on the firefight that ensued between the rebels and soldiers of the 50th Infantry Battalion on August 30 in Mainit, Bontoc.

PNP arrests suspect in Abra bombing

BAGUIO CITY — The Abra police has arrested a suspect in the January 25, 2018 grenade blast that killed two policemen and injured 26 people, including Abra Rep. Joseph Bernos and his wife, La Paz Mayor Menchie Bernos during a public gathering.

Env’t NGO ask authorities to ban toxic cosmetics in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY — An environmental group asked the city authorities to curb the sale of beauty products containing toxic metals. On September 3, the EcoWaste Coalition emailed Mayor Mauricio Domogan to report that cosmetic products laden with lead and mercury are sold in some establishments in the city.

Cagayan Gov, nagmura sa harap ng kapitolyo

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan — “Kung magnanakaw ako magnanakaw tayong lahat!” Ito ang mga salitang binigkas ni Cagayan Provincial Governor Manuel Mamba sa harap ng mga empleyado ng Provincial Capitol noong ika-3 ng September, Lunes dito sa gitna ng flag ceremony.

Chico Once More: Legacy of Resistance in the Cordillera (2/3)

The aggressive development push in Cordillera involves extensive scale of violation of indigenous peoples’ rights over their land and primarily their right to free, prior and informed consent. Villagers of Huhlukan Barangay in Ifugao complaint on the real FPIC process prescribed by NCIP was not followed for proposed hydro electric projects as information was denied to them by Santa Clara Company for the proposed dam in Tinoc. Villagers are rather misinformed that villagers will have roads, electricity, and employment with the dam construction.

Editorial: Sowing fear is what terrorists do

Sowing fear is basically also what bullies do to their victims to get what they want. Some may remember the bullies in their school days who were hungry for recognition. It was important for them to control the class so they bully their classmates with threats of a fist fight, name calling, constant harassment and even run away with their victims’ “baon”.

All That Fits: Narratives of encouragement and hope

What keeps you going? I think this was among the constant questions asked from on Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders (IPHRD) Network to another during Defending the Defenders: New Alliances for Protecting Indigenous Peoples Rights that happened this week here in Copenhagen. Congratulations to our friends at the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) for successfully organising and hosting the affair, the timing was never better.

As The Bamboos Sway: Putang-Burgis

Wow! I am able to use the word ‘puta’ without hesitation as I write this column, courtesy of President Rodrigo ‘Digong’ Duterte who has culturized the Filipino language to have the word acceptable in speeches. Deng! Those who believe in him or his captive audiences even applaud him whenever he utters the word. If they could, at every opportune time, they would even give him a standing ovulation or a standing ejaculation.