Philippines

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Martial Law declaration to intensify civilian casualties in Marawi crisis – groups

 newly-elected chairperson of Suara Bangsamoro, said that the martial law declaration will not resolve the incursion of the Maute group in Marawi City but will only intensify civilian casualties and will only worsen the heightening peace instability in the province. Suara Bangsamoro today reported that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) gave civilians in 

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STATEMENT: Martial Law declaration flouts peace processes, rejects lessons of history

Statement by Sowing the Seeds of Peace in Mindanao Sowing the Seeds of Peace opposes the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao. Martial Law throws out the headways in the peace processes between the Philippine government, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the Moro National Liberation Front, and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines. The 

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NDFP says Martial Law will impact ongoing GRP-NDFP peace talks

DAVAO CITY, Philippines– The National Democratic Front said the ​imposition of Martial Law in Mindanao will have a negative implication in the ongoing peace talks with the government. ​ Placing the entire Mindanao, according to NDFP, “​would only aggravate the worsening human rights situation in the country because it curtails the freedom of the people.”​ 

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STATEMENT: Not too late to back down on Martial Law in Mindanao

* Statement of Konsyensya Dabaw on the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao Martial Law is upon Mindanao and Mindanawons once again. We in Konsyensya Dabaw are alarmed that 31 years after the ouster of the Marcos dictatorship, with which Filipinos resoundingly rejected militarism and authoritarian rule, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte saw it necessary to 

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Landgrabbing breeds hunger, resistance

Mining companies comprise some of the country’s biggest landgrabbers. MANILA – Did they go to the wrong office or is it just the wrong secretary? After NGO workers launched a book documenting big cases of land grabbing in the Philippines yesterday, May 17, they drove to the office of the Department of Environment and Natural 

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Karapatan scores AFP, Duterte for Masbate EJKs

“It was a bloodbath,” thus said Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay, as they recently received reports on the extrajudicial killing of four farmers and two children on April 15 and 20, 2017 in Masbate province in line with military operations under Oplan Kapayapaan of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. On April 15, Masbate farmers 

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Deaf-mute college graduate joins DOLE internship program

A deaf-mute college graduate from Tacloban City has proven that disability is not a hindrance to providing public service. Ma. Merliza Montibon, a deaf-mute college graduate of Hotel and Restaurant Services at AMA Computer Learning Center is now part of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office No. 8 family after being qualified 

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Countries call for end to killings in PH drug war

United Nations member states urge the Philippines to launch a thorough and impartial investigation to punish those behind drug-related killings MANILA, Philippines – Despite Senator Alan Peter Cayetano insisting that there is no new wave of killings, United Nations member states still called on the Philippine government to conduct a “thorough” investigation into extrajudicial killings 

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100K– strong Labor Day rally demands ‘Social Justice Package’

Living Wage, Regular Jobs, Free Mass Housing On the first Labor Day under the Duterte administration, national labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno led today’s nationwide protest of over 100,000 workers and urban to demand a “Social Justice Package” of a P750 national minimum wage (NMW), an end to all forms of contractualization and for free 

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Reality check not just for Gina Lopez

Nearly a year after it assumed power, can this presidency really afford to appoint people on the basis of competence and not loyalty or personal ties to the leader? And then there were 3. In less than a year, the Duterte Cabinet has seen 3 members kicked out unceremoniously, either by the President himself or 

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