September 04, 2015     Philippines
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Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

2,000 Lumad ‘bakwets’ flee to Tandag City

Faced with the reign of terror by paramilitary and military, Lumad communities were forced to leave their homes – again.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

House committee wants recall of consul over Mary Jane Veloso case

“We are not celebrating the recommendation to recall Consul General Roberto Manalo. But we have to do our duty as it affects people like Mary Jane, and to send a message that they are public servants...

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

‘DepEd, Aquino accountable for Surigao Sur killings’ – teachers group

“President Aquino’s inaction on EO 546 is tantamount to a presidential imprimatur on these killings and violations.”

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Outraged groups demand justice for Surigao Sur killings

“These latest killings and attack are meant to destroy the unity of the Lumad people who have resisted the plunder of their ancestral lands in the Andap Valley Complex."

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Colmenares says ‘yes’ to senate bid

“Wala na bang iba? Lagi na lang bang sila?’ Mga kababayan, sa kalyeserye ng totoong buhay, ngayon na ang tamang panahon para dalhin si Neri Colmenares sa senado.”

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Deadly rampage | Lumad school head, 2 Manobo leaders killed in Surigao Sur

Paramilitary groups, suspected of collusion with the military, have killed five people in five days, and caused massive forced evacuation.

Monday, August 31st, 2015

2 peasants killed, 400 families evacuate in Surigao del Sur

Terror operations by soldiers and paramilitary men set off a new wave of evacuation of peasant and Lumad communities in Surigao del Sur province.

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Aquino, De Lima urged to stop electioneering, address killings

“We call on Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to extricate herself from these early election campaign activities of the Liberal Party and heed the cries for justice of the victims and their families.”

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

‘Zero Remittance Day’ | OFWs to protest Customs taxes, abuse on Aug. 28

“To all migrante OFWs around the world, we are encouraging you to join this huge political action.”

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Teachers, students call: ‘Wikang Filipino, ipaglaban!’

“We are angry because this is an attack on our culture, our history, and our community as a unified nation.”

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Children’s health at risk with low breastfeeding practice

“Instead of prohibiting the consumption of infant formula milk, the Aquino administration has partnered with a company that targets Filipino children.” SIDEBAR: Working mom? | Practical tips to sustain breastfeeding

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