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Karapatan staff tailed by army intelligence

DAVAO CITY- Human rights group Karapatan-Southern Mindanao condemned the surveillance on them by suspected military intelligence forces.

Hanimay Suazo, secretary-general of Karapatan-SMR, said that the incident took place when she and three other staff members were meeting in a fast food center in Maa in the morning of January 30, a military intelligence sat on the table next to them. 392 more words

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Anti-mining woman activist dies three days after shooting; Karapatan condemns rise of killings

TAGUM CITY- Teresita Navacilla, anti-foreign large-scale mining activist, breathed her last in the early hours of January 30, after surviving the attack on her life last January 27. 426 more words

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Bloody week as three killed in Davao region

DAVAO CITY — The human rights group Karapatan Southern Mindanao condemned the killing of a lumad farmer leader in Davao Oriental last week, bringing the count of extrajudicial killings in Davao Region to three in January in just a week’s time. 432 more words

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People of Southern Tagalog Grieve, Demand Justice Over Eduardo Serrano’s Death

The various sectors and human rights organizations in Southern Tagalog are one with the people in deep sadness and utmost condemnation on the untimely passing of Eduardo “Ka Eddik” Serrano, a peasant leader and organizer, peace consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and a political prisoner for almost 12  years. 674 more words

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IN PHOTOS: 67th Human Rights Day In Southern Mindanao

More than a thousand people converged in Davao City on Human Rights Day, to once again call for the pull-out of military troops in the countryside and end to the counterinsurgency program Oplan Bayanihan of the Aquino administration. 656 more words

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HR Day in Southern Mindanao: "We will run after the Aquino regime"

DAVAO CITY- Thousands staged a caravan protest towards the Eastern Mindanao Command of the AFP, in line with the Human Rights Day today.

Human rights group Karapatan decried the Aquino regime’s “Tuwid na daan” (righteous road), saying that it led “hundreds to hell in the six years of implementation of Oplan Bayanihan”. 529 more words

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“OpBay’s people-centered approach resulted to rise of paramilitaries”- HR Group

DAVAO CITY- Human rights group Karapatan-SMR decried today the proliferation of paramilitary groups backed and trained by state forces, as counterinsurgency program Oplan Bayanihan nears end. 332 more words

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