March 04, 2015     Philippines
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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Mining Act | ’20 years of plunder, destruction and pollution must end’

Calling President Aquino the “Plunderer-President,” protesters said the Mining Act and the government’s continued liberalization of mining adds more reason for his ouster.

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

‘All-out war’ in Maguindanao causes evacuation in 12 villages

The Suara Bangsamoro is calling for a stop to the government’s all-out offensive against Moro rebels as thousands of civilians are the ones who bear the brunt of the military aggression.

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Groups slam Aquino, US troops for violation of Constitution in Mamasapano operations

"The special operation in Mamasapano, Magindanao is a U.S. operation from the start."

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

‘How can Aquino & US be made accountable?’ people ask at Quiapo ‘hearing’

The death of 44 policemen from the Special Action Forces is not the whole story in the Mamasapano fiasco, there are stories of people in the communities that were attacked.

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Attainment of peace depends on an ‘acceptable ’Bangsamoro Basic Law – MILF official

“The MILF is bound by processes and documents, if we are to be held accountable, we would do that, instead of covering up, or absolving them.”

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

‘Lone SAF man killed 4 MILF in their sleep’ – fact-finding mission

“Four of the five elements of the MILF-Bangsamoro Islamic Auxiliary Force (BIAF) 105th Base Command who were sleeping at the mosque inside their base in Tukanalipao village on January 25, around 2 p.m., were killed by an...

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Interfaith group hits Cayetano’s ‘ignorance of Moro history’

"Instead of querying in order to sift the truth out of this whole mess of an operation, Senator Alan Cayetano only stated his own conclusions in the matter, biases and chauvinism in tow."

Friday, February 13th, 2015

‘Still no justice’ in the Bangsamoro lands

At the Senate investigation, MILF chief peace negotiator Mohagher Iqbal enumerated some of the injustices wrought against Moros throughout history.

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Pregnant, 2 children die as Banwaons flee their homes in Agusan Sur

Three evacuees have died as Lumad communities blame the evacuation to relentless military operations “meant to pave the way for mining” in San Luis town, Agusan del Sur.

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

IP leaders say mining interest leads to displacement of communities

Tambuli Mining Company Inc. and Malampay Mining Inc. are planning to conduct an open-pit mining in the area for gold.

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Civilians killed in Mamasapano operation – Suara Bangsamoro

Even as more questions are being raised on who called the shots in the deadly Mamasapano operation by elite cops, reports of civilian casualties are coming in.

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