Those arrested had been tagged as members of the New People's Army. But Kapatan said it was "a lie relegated as among the oldest tricks in the PNP and AFP's 'how to get away with illegal arrest and human rights violations' rulebook."
The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo accused former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos of deceiving and lying to the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) after he submitted a list of witnesses from the provinces of Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao and Basilan whom Robredo's staff determined were not registered voters.
Sen. Leila de Lima is confident that former President Benigno Aquino III will be able to defend himself before the court and prove his innocence over the 2015 controversial Mamasapano clash that took the lives of 44 members of the PNP-SAF.
President Rodrigo Duterte appears ready to take a crucial turn in his love-hate relationship with the Left, signalling he will place the NPA in the same category that the United States has placed it - as "terrorists" - and warning activists he will find a way to expose their alleged unholy alliance with armed rebels. The threat drew angry reactions from an activist group Sunday.
Two farmers from Barangay Diasan, Echague, Isabela earlier reported missing by the rights group Karapatan-Cagayan Valley since November 13, 2017 have been found: in the custody of the 87th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army (IBPA) inside their headquarters at at Barangay Balabal, Jones, Isabela.
“We are readying the case so that we can file it and make the officials and private individuals answerable for the crisis in the train system. There has to be accountability,” Bayan's Renator Reyes Jr. said.
During the budget deliberations on Thursday, Sen. Hontiveros told the DDB that it needed to be "precise" on its figures "because they have budgetary implications, not only for your agency and the PDEA but also for the Department of Health."