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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 »

Farmers march on Palace demanding true reform

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Different militant organizations and farmers march towards Mendiola near Malacanang palace in Manila from Department of Agrarian Reform in Quezon City, Monday, on the last day of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms (CARPER) law. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA/INQUIRER

About a thousand farmers marched to Mendiola in Manila on Monday to mark the expiration of what they called “bogus” Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) and then called for free distribution of lands to farmers.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2 hunger strikes set in Manila

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Tens of thousands of protesters flash thumbs down signs during a rally at Rizal Park in Manila, Philippines, to call for the scrapping of a corruption-tainted development fund, known as pork barrel, that allows lawmakers to allocate government money for projects in their districts. AP FILE PHOTO

Hunger strike protests were set in two separate locations in Manila to slam the blacklisting of college students and to encourage people to recognize the need for divine intervention especially with the pork barrel scam issue.

Posted: June 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Man tagged as NPA insists he is non-combatant civilian Romeo Rivera

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Still shaken and confused over the new identity his captors wanted him to assume, the man the military’s Eastern Mindanao Command claimed was Felix Armodia rattled off the name of his father, his wife, his children, even the place where he lived in Koronadal in the last 14 years, just to prove to people who he was.

Posted: May 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Remain vigilant,’ anti-pork barrel activist tells Filipino public

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PEACHY Rallonza-Bretaña

The Filipino public should stay vigilant now that plunder charges have been filed against three senators, suspected operators and agents in the P10-billion pork barrel scam, an activist who led in the Million People March against pork barrel said on Tuesday.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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