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Escalante City councilor murdered

Escalante City councilor murdered

By Visayas Today Escalante City Councilor Bernardino “Toto” Patigas was murdered Monday afternoon, April 22, by still unidentified gunmen. A worker of the North Negros Alliance of Human Rights Advocates,…

Radio commentator in Butuan City stabbed dead

Radio commentator in Butuan City stabbed dead

  BUTUAN CITY – National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) warns journalists nationwide to exercise more safety and precautionary measures in their daily routines after a radio commentator…

Military crackdown on Negros Island continues: Now at Escalante, Calatrava, Negros Occidental after waves of repression in Negros Oriental

Military crackdown on Negros Island continues: Now at Escalante, Calatrava, Negros Occidental after waves of repression in Negros Oriental

ESCALANTE CITY, Negros Occidental – Chairperson of the Danao River Fishermen Association (DARIFA) in Escalante City, an affiliate of the national fisherfolk alliance PAMALAKAYA, is the latest victim of the…

Brothers escape police detention, turn over seized firearms and ammunition to NPA in Western Samar

Brothers escape police detention, turn over seized firearms and ammunition to NPA in Western Samar

CALBIGA, Western Samar – Two prisoners of the Calbiga police station escaped from their detention cell and ran off with several firearms and ammunition and turned them to the New…

Samar Governor Sharee Ann Tan challenged to order army withdrawal from San Jose de Buan

Samar Governor Sharee Ann Tan challenged to order army withdrawal from San Jose de Buan

CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar – In less than a week, the original count to the San Jose de Buan mass evacuation has ballooned to more than a thousand evacuees after similar…

Rebel sniper hits government trooper in Eastern Samar

Rebel sniper hits government trooper in Eastern Samar

EASTERN SAMAR – Communist rebels have used “sniping” as combat tactic at advancing government soldiers which have launched a series of combat operations to destroy rebel activities in the mountains…

Gumaca radio station reports to NUJP over harassment

Gumaca radio station reports to NUJP over harassment

GUMACA, Quezon Province – National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) here exposes the (alleged) harassment being perpetrated by Gumaca Quezon Mayor Erwin Caralian and his brother, Vice Mayor…

NDF-Eastern Visayas elated over conviction by anti-graft Court of Cong. Tan of Samar

NDF-Eastern Visayas elated over conviction by anti-graft Court of Cong. Tan of Samar

SAMAR — National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas (NDF-EV), in a statement Monday, was elated over the sentencing of Samar second district representative Milagrosa Tan to up to 115 years in prison…

Police confirms arrest of two peasant leaders in Cagayan de Oro

Police confirms arrest of two peasant leaders in Cagayan de Oro

A joint military and police operation captured Datu Jomorito Goaynon and Ireneo Udarbe last night after a local court issued their arrest. The arrest warrant was issued by Judge Emmanuel…

Killing of broadcaster Doc Gerry Ortega still unsolved, masterminds wallow in freedom

Killing of broadcaster Doc Gerry Ortega still unsolved, masterminds wallow in freedom

PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan, Philippines – On January 24, 2011, eight years ago, environmentalist, good governance advocate and broadcaster Gerardo “Doc Gerry” Ortega was shot dead in an ukay-ukay shop in…

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