Obello Bay-ao’s father Benjo called on President Rodrigo Duterte to punish those involved with the extrajudicial killings, disband paramilitary groups, lift the martial law in Mindanao and resume peace talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines.
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MANILA — Pya Malayao, council member of Sandugo alliance of Moro and indigenous peoples, received this morning a threatening call from a man who identified himself as Mark. Saying he is an intelligence operative of the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency, this ‘Mark’ invited Malayao for a meet up at a coffee shop in SM North…
‘The whole country is becoming a killing field, in the cities and the countryside, we seriously demand a stop to killings and upholding of democratic rights of the people.’
‘Masbate has no national minorities but its people share with them the same problems of landlessness, militarization, and harsh impact of mining operations.’
The Lumad Lakbayanis from Southern Mindanao were held by Coast Guard authorities in Butuan City Port on August 21 as they were about to board the ship to Cebu.
“The libel suit against ABS-CBN’s Ted Failon and members of his staff again underscores how onion-skinned government officials wield the antediluvian criminal libel law as a bludgeon in their vain hope to cow critical journalism into silence.” — NUJP
“The armed men inside the white vehicle which the government troops said was that of the PSG identified themselves as from the Army.”
The area where the suspected rebels reportedly put up a checkpoint is barely populated.
Soldiers’ presence and bomber planes flying at midnight over the communities of Lianga town drove some 2,000 villagers packing before dawn today.
“We cannot be blocked by legalities that would further put workers away from their rightful demands.”
All-out war attacks are taking its toll on the civilians and not on their targets.