Category Archives: Karapatan

Military: CPP-NPA in Mindanao hatching ‘Red October’ ouster plot vs Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 27 Sept) – The Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army and groups in Mindanao that are identified with it are planning to carry out the so-called “Red October” ouster plot against President Rodrigo Duterte, the military’s Eastern Mindanao Command on Wednesday said. But a human rights group dismissed such statement as […]

Groups welcome ex-general’s conviction for kidnapping of UP students

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 17 September) – Various groups on Monday welcomed the decision of the regional trial court in Malolos in Bulacan convicting former major general Jovito Palparan Jr.  and two others for the kidnapping and serious detention of two University of the Philippines students who remain missing. Palparan, who was praised by then president […]

Groups welcome ex-general’s conviction for kidnapping of UP students

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 17 September) – Various groups on Monday welcomed the decision of the regional trial court in Malolos in Bulacan convicting former major general Jovito Palparan Jr.  and two others for the kidnapping and serious detention of two University of the Philippines students who remain missing. Palparan, who was praised by then president […]

Gaerlan: only portions of Davao City will be on lockdown during anti-terror drills

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 February) — Only portions of the city will be placed on lockdown for the anti-terror “Southern Storm Drills” on February 8 to March 1, Chief Supt. Manuel Gaerlan, regional police chief, said. Gaerlan said the lockdown, in the areas where the simulated exercises will be held, will not take long. […]

Karapatan: aerial bombs dropped vs rebels; military: so?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 May) – Human rights group Karapatan-Southern Mindanao Region complained of several human rights violations against the military and accused them of using aerial bombs in an encounter with communist rebels at Sitio Cabagtukan, Barangay Dominga in Calinan district here Wednesday. In a statement released Thursday, Karapatan-SMR secretary general Sheena Duazo […]