February 28, 2015     Philippines
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Friday, February 20th, 2015

IPs urge govt to scrap anti insurgency program

“The incessant military ops (military operations) in our homeland is a big violation of our constitutional rights."

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Drones flew 7 days before Mamasapano incidents, residents say

Reports of several residents indicate a deeper involvement of American troops in the Mamasapano incident.

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.

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Benguet flower growers seek help against extortion

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Cut flower growers of Alno village in this capital town sought the intervention of the town council to curb the abusive extortion practice of some traffic enforcers along the...

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Released Comval jail warden: ‘Give me chance to effect changes’

Rebels released a prisoner of war as a gesture of "mercy and compassion."

Monday, January 19th, 2015

After SM Baguio cut trees, advocates to appeal CA ruling

Environmental advocates vowed to continue their legal battle and protest actions against SM's cutting of trees.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Tribal military recruitment deceptive, says Kalumaran

By DAVAOTODAY.com DAVAO CITY – A tribal alliance here said the renewed recruitment of tribesmen into the government military was not new and may be a ploy to allow the entry of large mining and logging operations...

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Military encampment of communities results in violence against women – group says

Rape by state forces came to light in a recent reported case in Bukidnon.

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Woman farmer-activist among those killed in Bukidnon bombing

BIFF Spokesman Abu Misry Mama told a television interview on Wednesday night that it is not their practice to target civilians.

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Group blasts Agus-Pulangi hydro plants privatization

By MART D. SAMBALUD Davao Today DAVAO CITY — Advocates in Lanao del Sur blasted the proposed privatization of Agus-Pulangi hydropower plants in Mindanao by 2017. “The privatization plan lacks proper consultation and approval from the people...

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Sugar workers in Negros Oriental deprived of cash bonus, social program

“It is disappointing that no government agency, like DOLE, educated us on SAP [Social Amelioration Program) and its cash bonus because obviously, the millers and planters would not likely place our interest ahead of theirs.”

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