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Rights group accuses ‘state agents’ of killing father of girl slain in military operations

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The human rights group Karapatan in Southern Mindanao has claimed that “state agents” were most likely behind the July 19 murder of Gregorio Gelacio, the father of the 9-year-old girl killed during a military operation in New Bataan, Compostela Valley, about seven years ago.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Father of child killed seven years ago shot dead at home

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A farmer whose nine-year-old daughter was killed seven years ago allegedly by soldiers was shot dead by unidentified gunmen inside his house in New Bataan, Compostela Valley at 3 a.m. Saturday, a human rights group said.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

The travails of martial law victims


Jobless and widowed, Rowena, 44, continues to break into tears each time she recalls her ordeal during martial law.

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Courts having control of witnesses to damn accused—lawmaker


Representative Karlo Nograles (Davao City, First District) has opposed the proposal to transfer the Witness Protection Program (WPP) from the Department of Justice to the courts, saying doing so will threaten the impartiality of the courts.

Posted: July 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Military anti-terror group in Davao has drones in its arsenal

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The commander of Task Force Davao, a military anti-terror group, said here Friday it has acquired drones for use in its counter-terrorism and disaster response operations.

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »