Before the incident, Joyna Lacio Sabanal received several death threats through messages and calls from suspected state agents.
Tags: Memorandum Order No. 32
The trauma and struggle that loved ones of slain farmers have to live with everyday
Trauma continues to haunt women relatives of farmers and activists who fell victims to extrajudicial killings in the last five years of the Duterte presidency. The pain they have to live with never really goes away and has turned their lives around.
Farmer in Kabankalan City beheaded, rights groups alarmed at increasing abuse cases in Negros
Guillen’s brother said that the victim went missing when he returned to his house after they have been advised by the military to evacuate the place because of an encounter between government forces and the New People’s Army. Reports say that his decomposing decapitated body was found at the base of a ravine near the encounter site in barangay Tan-awan.
Woman peasant leader killed in Samar
Soriano attributed the killing to President Rodrigo Duterte’s Memorandum Order No. 32 that targets human and land rights activists in the provinces of Samar, Negros, and the Bicol region.
Black Friday Protest | Progressives vow to frustrate crackdown vs activists
MANILA – Progressive groups held Black Friday protest against what they call as “de facto martial law” under President Duterte’s administration. The groups gathered at the Boy Scout Circle in Quezon City on Nov. 15 carrying placards with their calls ranging, from “Stop the attacks,” Defend people’s rights” to “Junk memorandum 32.” The groups vow…
Progressives vow resistance amid crackdown vs activists
MANILA – Progressive groups trooped in front of the Philippine National Police headquarters on Monday, Nov. 4 to denounce the mass arrest of legal activists in Bacolod City, Escalante and Manila last week. Amid the crackdown against the legal activists, the progressives vowed stronger resistance amid the attacks on legal activists who were “merely exercise…
Child advocacy group urges UN member-countries to support probe on rights violations in PH
For the investigation to push through, the UN must garner at least 24 votes from the 47 member states.