[Urgent Appeal] Military hounds trade unionists in Mindanao, forcing them to surrender as rebel supporters -CTUHR

Military hounds trade unionists in Mindanao, forcing them to surrender as rebel supporters On February 13, CTUHR was asked to join a fact-finding mission in Compostela, Compostela Valley (Mindanao) organized by Nonoy Librado Development Foundation, Inc (NLDFI), Kilusang Mayo Uno concerning reports of military asking local trade unionists to surrender as New Peoples Army (NPA)…

[Press Release] The US Congress continues to be concerned about human rights violations by the Philippine Army”. -EANP

The US Congress continues to be concerned about human rights violations by the Philippine Army”. In an appropriations bill signed by president Obama on December 15, the US Congress expressed serious concern about the lack of progress on human rights by the Philippine Army. The bill appropriates $50 million in credits for the Armed Forces…

[Press Release] BMP demands abrogation of VFA:‘Our people are paying the price of our elitist government’s mendicant foreign policy’

Workers group demands abrogation of VFA:‘Our people are paying the price of our elitist government’s mendicant foreign policy’ THE Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino extends its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Jennifer Laude, and joins the Filipino people in demanding justice for her murder. The brutal killing of Ms Laude, a 26-year old…

[People] One-dimensional diplomacy: A cost-benefit analysis of Manila’s security deal with Washington. By Walden Bello

One-dimensional diplomacy: A cost-benefit analysis of Manila’s security deal with Washington. By Walden Bello, Afterthoughts, Inquirer.net April 23, 2014 Manila and Washington are said to be rushing to complete negotiations on the Agreement on Enhanced Defense Cooperation (AEDC) so both Presidents Aquino and Obama can seal the new security deal when the American head of…

[In the news] Activist youth leader bares alleged military surveillance, harassment -InterAksyon.com

Activist youth leader bares alleged military surveillance, harassment InterAksyon.com May 4, 2013 MANILA, Philippines — The chairman of the activist youth group Anakbayan has raised the alarm over what he said were “several incidents of suspected military surveillance and harassment against me.” In a blog entry in the Philippine Online Chronicles, Vencer Crisostomo said he…

[In the news] Why would the Army abduct Jonas Burgos? -RAPPLER.com

Why would the Army abduct Jonas Burgos?. BY GLENDA M. GLORIA, RAPPLER.com April 28, 2012 MANILA, Philippines – Sometime in 2006, an Army battalion in the northern province of Bulacan was alerted about communist infiltration in its ranks. A young lieutenant was supposedly feeding guerrillas sensitive intelligence data from the military. The Army then plotted…

[In the news] Luisita farmers seek DOJ probe of continuing military presence -INQUIRER.net

Luisita farmers seek DOJ probe of continuing military presence. By Philip C. Tubeza, Philippine Daily Inquirer March 20, 2012 MANILA, Philippines—Farmers of Hacienda Luisita on Monday asked Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to investigate the continuing presence of soldiers inside the sprawling sugarcane plantation owned by the family of President Benigno Aquino III in Tarlac.…

[Press Release] Expanded US forces in Ph may invite future drone operations with unnecessary deaths and destruction – SANLAKAS

 SANLAKAS is today already warning the Philippine public of the potential dangers that an expanded presence of United States military forces on Philippine soil may yet bring upon us. The Left coalition is very much concerned about the possibility that US-controlled unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, may be militarily operated inside the country and…