Malaybalay incident a ‘legitimate encounter’–NPA

THE New People’s Army-North Central Mindanao Region (NPA-NCMR) belied accusations by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) that the soldiers killed in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon last February 1 were unarmed and were only deployed for “peace and development” duties.

In a rejoinder to their earlier pronouncements about the incident, NPA-NCMR spokesperson Ka Allan Juanito said Sgt. Owen Yee, Corporal Niño Christopher Talabor and Corporal Pat O. Non were engaged in psy-war (psychological warfare) operations and that their deaths was a result of a legitimate encounter. Read more

CONTRIBUTED VIDEO: JustPeacePH gains international support

The JustPeacePH platform mobilizes at the International Conference for People’s Rights in the Philippines (ICPRP) held in Davao City on July 24-25, 2016. It supports the resumption of peace talks between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), release of all political prisoners, dismantling of para-military groups and an end to militarization.

Footage of torch march taken at the visit to the UCCP Haran evacuees.