Bayan Muna
Philippines army killings Filipino activists question army version of killing of five, including teachers; left bloc calls for probe

The Philippines army killed five people in the southern Mindanao region in an alleged shootout. Doubts were raised after it was revealed that two of those killed were volunteer teachers

Duterte’s plan to arm vigilantes; activists and lawmakers cry foul

The Philippines president suggested that he is open to arm pro-government vigilantes as “power multipliers,” which was received with widespread condemnation from activists, opposition and even allies

Labor groups and activists decry continued raids and arrests in the Philippines

Social movements and community organizations are coming together to raise their voice against the continued violence and bloodshed inflicted on activists in the Philippines

Philippines congressional committee approves amendment to open up key sectors to foreign capital

Left-wing opposition groups have criticized the measure which will allow the government to dilute protected rights of Philippines’ citizens in key economic sectors

Philippines apex court kicks off hearings on anti-terror law

The Supreme Court has begun hearing oral arguments on over three dozen petitions filed against the Anti-Terror Act passed by the Rodrigo Duterte government in July 2020

Philippines state violence against activists Filipino activists reiterate demands for protection from political murders

Human rights advocacy group Karapatan Alliance has approached the Philippines supreme court seeking protection. The group has documented the murder of 185 human rights defenders and social movement activists since July 2016

Social activist and rights advocate Zara Alvarez murdered in the Philippines

Zara Alvarez was killed by unidentified gunmen in Bacolod City on Monday. The incident comes a week after NDF peace consultant Randall Echanis was killed near the capital Manila

Philippines crackdown Filipino security forces crack down on trade unions and progressive groups

As many as 56 leaders and members of various trade unions, progressive political parties and human rights groups were arrested in a series of raids in the city of Bacolod in the Negros Island

Left-wing activist Toto Patigas assassinated in the Philippines

Toto Patigas, an activist with the left-wing Bayan Muna party and a councilor of the city of Escalante, was hit on the head from behind while he was riding his scooter. This is the third attack on activists of the party since the murder of Randy Malayo in January

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