Last week, the Regional Peace and Order Council – 11 issued a resolution demanding the closure of the church compound. By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Days after a regional peace body ordered its closure, some suspected members of the paramilitary broke into the United Church of Christ in Philippines (UCCP) – Haran…
“I was accompanying 36 students of the Misfi academy when this happened. They also brought the students with me. We were interrogated.”
In spite of military denials of links with paramilitary groups, Army soldiers and the paramilitary group Alamara continue to hold sway in southern Mindanao.
“Is the CHR serious with its intention to get to the roots of the problems of the Lumad evacuees?”
“The Army trained and armed these militia men which, according to them, will help keep the peace and fight communist rebels, but now civilians became their victims.”
Paquibato leaders decry continued harassment of residents despite military’s assurance By Cheryll D. Fiel davaotoday.com DAVAO CITY – The disbandment of paramilitary units and the withdrawal of the firearms issued to them by the Philippine Army are some of the recommendations put forward in a City Council hearing last week that looked into the atrocities…