“They should pay for what they did…they treated us like animals.”
Category: Human Rights
“Let us condemn the continuing injustice against peasants, and the PNP’s use of the so-called war against drugs to infringe on the rights of the peasants and delegitimize their struggle for a genuine land reform policy.”
A humanitarian NGO had to cancel its relief operations after threats from soldiers in the community.
“We hope that our complaint filed before the GRP-NDFP JMC would raise the continuing state-sponsored violence against our people and ancestral lands as a flashpoint concern in the pursuit for a peace based on justice.” — Piya Malayao
“I have aready put my life on the line fighting for our rights. Let us return home.”
“The Lumád who were killed there were those who joined the NPA.”
“People showed defiance, assertion and grit. And because they have been wounded, they will even be more assertive next time.”
Children of Moro and indigenous peoples have endured militarization and discrimination, but still dream of a time of peace.
“We see no difference between the paramilitary groups and the Manila police who showed us the same brutality.”
“Sandugo condemns this as a terrorist act by the PNP.”
The National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL) said it will not hesitate and is ready to assist those who were illegally arrested and injured in filing charges against those responsible for the violent dispersal.