October 31, 2014     Philippines
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Thursday, October 30th, 2014

‘Military attacks those who protect the environment’

“It is not true that soldiers on the ground are after rebels. They are really after civilians who are protecting their ancestral domains.” – Dulphing Ogan, secretary general of Kalumaran

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

‘Bakwet’ | Militarization triggers evacuation of 2,000 Lumads in Surigao del Sur

Armed men have killed two Lumads, ransacked a store, started fires, and knocked on houses, in the middle of military operations.

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

7 years since Jonas’ disappearance | ‘My son is still missing’ – Edita Burgos

Edita Burgos took the witness stand at the first trial hearing of Maj. Harry Baliaga Jr. who is charged with the disappearance of her son Jonas.

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

‘Lacub martyrs’: a source of light, love and pride to their families

The amazing lives of the “Lacub martyrs” give their loved ones the courage, hope and inspiration to seek justice.

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

2 Lumads killed, 2 missing in Caraga region

Two people were killed, while two went missing in three separate incidents during heavy military operations in Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur.

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Military charged with International Humanitarian Law violations in Abra killings

Families of the “Lacub martyrs” went to Manila to redress their grievance against the “war crimes” committed by the military in its operations in Abra in September.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

‘Military, police arrested Lumad church worker for P 4.8 M bounty’

After the military arrested agriculturist Dominiciano Muya of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines in Tagum City, Davao del Norte, they presented him as a top-rank communist rebel with a P4.8 million reward for his head.

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

‘Coddling the Butcher’ | Palparan petitions for bail as court denies plea for civilian jail transfer

“It is clear that this government is not a government of the people but of the corrupt and liars." -- Mrs. Erlinda Cadapan, mother of missing UP student Sherlyn

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

3 years after Fr. Pops’ murder, justice remains elusive

"Three years is too long for justice to be delayed. We will not accept this complacently; we fear that without public pressure, the case will remain unresolved, similar to the thousands of extra-judicial killings." – Marie Sol...

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Justice department urged to conform with plea on Palparan’s transfer to civilian detention

"We will ensure that Palparan's conviction will not go down the drain, unlike other human rights cases that the department has handled." – Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary general

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Prosecute Army unit for ‘war crimes’ in Abra – fact-finding mission team

“The military positioned themselves among us civilians. We did not want them to join us, but they insisted. We did not want to go to with them back to the Poblacion but they forced us.” – A...

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