Comelec urged to cancel registration of NPA-linked party-list groups

A petition has been filed before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the cancellation of the registration of a number of party-list groups identified with the Communist transnational terrorist group Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA). … Continue reading Comelec urged to cancel registration of NPA-linked party-list groups

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MAKABAYAN BLOC SLAMS DUTERTE FOR ENDO SOMMERSAULT

Makabayan, a progressive party-list bloc in the House of Representatives on Thursday, April 19, slammed President Rodrigo Duterte for failing to fulfill his campaign promise to end contractualization in the country. A day before on April 18, Labor Secretary Silvestre … Continue reading MAKABAYAN BLOC SLAMS DUTERTE FOR ENDO SOMMERSAULT

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HUMAN RIGHTS FIGHTERS ALSO TARGET OF STATE VIOLENCE

DAVAO CITY – A human rights group said human rights defenders also have become targets of state violence and urged they should be protected like the rest of the people whose rights are trampled upon. The  human rights of the defenders should also be protected because we have become targets of State security forces, said Hanimay Suazo, Acting Deputy Secretary General of Karapatan-Southern Mindanao. The threat however may have little effect on the threatened human rights fighters. “Our undying commitment as well as our social role to advance and promote human rights among the Filipino people will never silence us … Continue reading HUMAN RIGHTS FIGHTERS ALSO TARGET OF STATE VIOLENCE

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PNoy portrays his father’s enemy – LFS

DAVAO CITY – PNoy is doing what his father fought against. This was the statement of the progressive youth organization League of Filipino Students in the 39th commemoration of the Martial Law declaration today. “PNoy is no different with the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, with the former’s rehash of counterinsurgency programs the latter has masterminded during the Martial Law,” said Joselito Lagon,Jr., League of Filipino Students – SMR Regional Spokesperson. “The current regime still employs terror and fascism against the Filipino people as what was then during the darkest days of the Philippine history,” Lagon added. The LFS has accused … Continue reading PNoy portrays his father’s enemy – LFS

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Farmers, Martial Law victims decry new Military Rule in place

19 combat-heavy AFP battalions in Davao monitored   Davao City — During a torch march here in commemoration of the Declaration of Martial Law in September 21, 1972 by former President Ferdinand Marcos, more than 300 farmers, lumads and members of the SELDA and other rights groups protested the continuing reign of impunity under the P-Noy Government. The Martial Law era left at its wake 70,000 accounts of human rights abuses. 3,257 of these were cases of extrajudicial killings while 769 were cases of enforced disappearance. Other cases documented and to this day remain deprived of justice were those of … Continue reading Farmers, Martial Law victims decry new Military Rule in place

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