Farmers called Senator Cynthia Villar “insensitive” to the sufferings of farmers caused by the Rice Tariffication Law for the senator’s “fake news” statement regarding the P8-10 palay prices.
Igorots imprisoned at the New Bilibid Prison expressed concern for their security following the demotion of “kubols” inside the maximum-security compound led by BuCor chief Gerald Bantag, according to their relatives.
Police operatives apprehended three individuals they alleged as high-ranking officers of the New People’s Army in Cagayan who are facing multiple criminal charges.
Communist guerillas operating in Kalinga said the pressures employed by the national government to local officials to pass legislations declaring the revolutionary movement as persona non grata would not hinder their operation and growth.
The family of Darwin Dormitorio, the PMA cadet who died from torture inflicted by fellow trainees, said they are carefully studying with their lawyer the appropriate charge file against the suspects to ensure an airtight case.
The New People’s Army (NPA) Command in the Ilocos and Cordillera denied that its unit, responsible for the attack against government troops that left one soldier dead and another injured on September 26 in Sagada, Mountain Province, incurred casualties.
New People’s Army guerillas in the province of Abra downplayed the persona non grata declaration of the Provincial Peace and Order Council stressing that it is bound to fail like other previous attempt of the government to destroy the communist-led armed revolution.
Amid hazing allegations that resulted in the death of a Cadet 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio, the superintendent and the commandant of the Philippine Military Academy announced their resignation in a brief press conference on September 24.
Martial law victims from Cagayan and Isabela gathered in this city to commemorate the 47th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law and renew their call for justice and recognition.
Rains and the Baguio chill failed to deter hundreds who took part in the gathering of rights advocates and protest rally to commemorate the 47th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law in the city on September 20.
The wife of Brandon Lee, an American journalist and activist, who survived an attempted assassination in Ifugao last August, the military is the one behind the attack.
AFP has the strongest motive. Years before the incident, Brandon and his colleagues were already in danger from frequent threats of the AFP. Threats directed against indigenous people’s rights defenders that continue their advocacy for the rights of the people of Ifugao.