AFP over-stepping local government duties in militarizing Northern Samar; human rights groups raise alarm

CATARMAN, Northern Samar – Government military units in Norther Samar have become “ruthless and directionless” over reports that soldiers are using as scare tactic the anti-drug campaign, Oplan Tokhang, to harass rural civilians in their counter-insurgency operations. In disaster-risk management program supposed to be local government concern, soldiers are using the “disaster census” in selective … Continue reading AFP over-stepping local government duties in militarizing Northern Samar; human rights groups raise alarm