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Martial Law extension, military’s free hand in persecuting the legal left

Martial Law extension, military’s free hand in persecuting the legal left

TACLOBAN CITY — Bayan Eastern Visayas condemns the strongest term the extension of Martial Law in Mindanao for the whole year of 2018. “It is alarming for the joint legislative…

Human rights abuses in Northern Samar rising in post Trump-Duterte ASEAN talk

Human rights abuses in Northern Samar rising in post Trump-Duterte ASEAN talk

CATARMAN, Northern Samar – Human rights abuses are reported rising here after the just-concluded Asean Summit and talks between US President Donald Trump and President Rodrigo Duterte. Promised of more…

Northern Samar human rights worker strangled inside military camp 20th IB

Northern Samar human rights worker strangled inside military camp 20th IB

CATARMAN, Northern Samar – Sargie Macallan, human rights worker and chair of Katungod-Sinirangan Bisayas’ Catarman chapter was strangled Sunday, November 26, by a military officer inside the camp of the…

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

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…

Residents of tiny island Manicani, Eastern Samar dig in to fight mining firm

Residents of tiny island Manicani, Eastern Samar dig in to fight mining firm

By Joey Natividad BORONGAN, Eastern Samar, Philippines  — Residents of a tiny island off Eastern Samar face to lose their land at sea level if a mining firm starts digging…

“Not taking” chances”: Agriculture Usec Cayanan regrets avian influenza outbreak in Pampanga

“Not taking” chances”: Agriculture Usec Cayanan regrets avian influenza outbreak in Pampanga

By Elmer James Bandol MANILA — If more than 200,000 heads of poultry would be culled, or burned to ashes since the outbreak of avian influenza (AI) last week, an…

Ex-Cebu mayor faces graft for unliquidated cash advances

Ex-Cebu mayor faces graft for unliquidated cash advances

CEBU CITY – The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing before the Sandiganbayan of four counts of Failure to Render Accounts (Article 218 of the Revised Penal Code)…

2 Mindanao journalists shot dead; NUJP condemns killings

2 Mindanao journalists shot dead; NUJP condemns killings

MANILA – The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) condemns the murder of two journalists within a day apart in Zamboanga del Sur and Sultan Kudarat provinces. The…

Anti-poverty commission holds peace forum in Mindanao; LGUs crucial in peace-building

Anti-poverty commission holds peace forum in Mindanao; LGUs crucial in peace-building

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (BicolToday.com) – The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) conducted a peace forum for Mindanao with hope of setting up a road map for lasting peace as a…

MARBAI farmers get back 145-hectare Lapanday farm

MARBAI farmers get back 145-hectare Lapanday farm

MADAUM, Tagum City, 18May2017 — Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano on Thursday led the peaceful reinstallation of 159 members of the Madaum Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association Inc. (MARBAI) as rightful…

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