April 19, 2014     Philippines
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Monday, April 7th, 2014

Police faces blank wall on Ifugao activist slay

“Why should they put the burden of shedding light to the killing on the office mates and relatives of the victim? It is the police’s job to find evidence that would lead to the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators.” -- CHRA

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Displaced Ata-Manobo children decry military harassment

Army spokesman Capt. Ernest Carolina claims residents were 'tricked' into believing promises of the NPAs.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Families pin soldiers on death, disappearance of miners in Comval

The families sought help from human rights group Karapatan after saying authorities failed to act on them.

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Duterte, Bello to gov’t: honor JASIG

Duterte: The government should honor what we have committed to the people and to the CPP (Communist Party of the Philippines).

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Amid climate change concerns, Aboitiz’s new coal-fired plant in Mindanao set to double capacity

'There is no such thing as clean coal, coal is still coal.'

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Martial law victim scarred for life

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY — Almost three decades after suffering from heavy torture in the hands of state military forces, Ramon Dammay is still in pain. Ramon, now in his early 50s, was among...

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Isabela farmer abducted

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL? Northern Dispatch LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — A farmer from Roxas, Isabela was abducted by armed men who introduced themselves as agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) along the highway at the boundary...

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Lawyers group condemns harassment of colleagues in Bicol

The NUPL vowed to file countercharges against the police “to teach them a lesson that they are supposed to be law enforcers and should respect the rights of citizens.”

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Army presence halted Lumad school classes

'Soldiers’ encampment inside school premises is a violation of many international instruments which the Philippines is a signatory, the Constitution and specific laws like Republic Act 9610 or the “Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and...

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Muslim rebels tending to farm amidst firefight

With the fresh government offensive, Muslim rebels branded the Philippine Army “terrorists” and the “true spoilers” of peace negotiations.

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Misreporting frost damage triggers price hikes, Benguet governor says

Frost occurs only in several villages of Benguet and affects minimal portions of vegetable farms. He said the total farm area damaged by frost is 1.5 hectares out of the 30,000 hectares planted area this season.

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