Press Release 29 January 2011 Raising serious concern on the volatile situation in Egypt, an alliance of Filipino migrant group in the Middle East today urges the Aquino administration to bare its contingency plan to assist overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) working in the now politically volatile country. “The volatile political situation in Egypt marred by…
Day: January 29, 2011
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There had been reports of human-rights violations committed by soldiers on residents of some villages in Jones, one of Isabela’s towns. The mission’s objective was to document these violations, distribute relief goods and provide medical services to the residents of Dicamay village.
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Way before Tuesday’s demolition of the houses owned by informal settlers in Corazon de Jesus, a poor community in San Juan City, the former mayor and now congressman, JV Ejercito, had declared that the US White House was the inspiration for the new city hall that he would like to build in his city.
By SATUR C. OCAMPO At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Posted by Bulatlat.com A high sense of optimism enlivened the hundred or so participants of the Mindanao Leaders Peace Conference convened early this week by Inpeace Mindanao in Cagayan de Oro City. Their hopefulness was infectious, springing from the positive results of the preliminary…
By CHERYLL FIEL
To prevent rebels from gaining ground in Toril, the Philippine Army established a military detachment in a village and sent out more soldiers. The soldiers are called “Peace and Development Teams.” But residents find the soldiers’ conduct rather unbecoming of the new tag by which they are now called.
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
and CHERYLL FIEL
In Jones town, Isabela, residents complain that the soldiers would present themselves as New People’s Army guerrillas and try to extract information from them. In Toril, Davao, the military organized “peace and development teams,” whose functions apparently include wooing teenage girls in the community.