Category Archives: human rights violation

FIRST PERSON ACCOUNT: I am Jerome Succor Aba. I am a Muslim human rights worker from Mindanao, NOT a terrorist.

MANILA (MindaNews / 25 April) — Asalaamu Alaykum. Peace be upon you. I thank Allah SWT, the Almighty for giving me the strength and courage to survive the grueling 28 hours of torture. Alhamdullilah! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! I send my deep gratitude for the untiring protest actions mounted by friends and organizations […]

PNP chief: proposed ID card for Muslims “locally initiated, not mandated by PNP leadership”

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 06 July) — The proposal for an identification card for Muslims in Central Luzon is a “locally initiated” move and is “not dictated” by  the Philippine National Police (PNP) leadership,  PNP Director-General Ronald dela Rosa said in a press conference here Thursday. Dela Rosa said the move of Central Luzon police […]

‘Continuing attacks’ against Lumad hit

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/23 November) — Two progressive lawmakers have called attention to what they said are continuing attacks against Lumad or indigenous peoples in Mindanao. In a statement Wednesday, ACT Teachers Party-list Rep. France Castro said that since October 11, students and teachers of Center and Lumad Advocacy and Services (CLANS) in Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat […]

1974 Malisbong Massacre memorialized in  “Forbidden Memory” film

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 November) – It took 40 years for the Philippine government to officially acknowledge the massacre of at least 1,500 Moro residents of the coastal barangay of Malisbong in Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat in September1974 — one of the worst human rights violations under the Marcos dictatorship but not known to majority […]