October 14, 2015     Philippines
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Human Rights


Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Climate change activist hounded by suspected state agents

“This latest attack against an environmental defender is clearly part of the war of plunder under the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Oplan Bayanihan, targeting critics and opponents of destructive large-scale mining and other forms development aggression .”

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Mothers of disappeared students glad that Palparan can’t go to Comelec

“He might try to run away again and never to be found.”

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Office of Aglipayan bishop in Pagadian City ransacked

“What could be the motive of the robber in taking only the CPU and leaving other more valuable things? Information.”

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

40 days | Still no arrest made on Lianga massacre, as killings continue

"The truth about the killings and forcible evacuation has been clear since the first week of the incident, yet in the delay, many lies have been forcefully fed to the public to justify the systematic military operation...

Friday, October 9th, 2015

To join the paramilitary or to be killed? Talaingod datu chose to leave home

“By experience, tribal leaders who were repeatedly branded and investigated by soldiers end up dead.”

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Whether under Arroyo or Aquino, same counterinsurgency tactic pits Lumád against Lumád

Bulatlat.com compiles its articles on Lumad paramilitary groups in Mindanao, which show a worsening trend from the Arroyo regime to the current Aquino administration.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Cagayan Valley rights group slams Army for false charges vs 69 activists

“The recent slapping of trumped-up charges of kidnapping and homicide against us 69 individuals bares the despotic and authoritarian nature of this regime.”

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

‘Tribal schools help improve livelihood, boost confidence’

“I do not understand why the military is attacking our schools. They do not know its impact on our community.”

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Advocates call for resumption of peace talks amid Lumad crisis

The GPH should respect previously signed agreements especially the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL).

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Killing of Agusan Sur activist ‘part of Oplan Bayanihan’ – Lumad group

Even as the grief and rage over the spate of killings in Surigao del Sur has yet to wane, another Lumad activist was slain in the neighboring province of Agusan del Sur.

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Voice of a Lumad widow: Our land, our blood

“All we want is for our children to know how to read, write and have a better life ahead of them. The Lumad took a stand to protect the environment and give our children education but they...

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