On February 9, National Democratic Front peace consultants Benito and Wilma Tiamzon were brought to Manila Regional trial Court Branch 32 to hear the direct examination of the prosecution’s witness Police Superintendent Edwin Zata. Zata claimed he was among those who responded during the exhumation of the supposed skeletal remains in a “mass grave” in Inopacan, Leyte.
Manilakbayan 2015 participant killed
“AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Hernando Iriberri’s statement to ‘declare remaining 12 provinces’, mostly Davao and Caraga provinces, as ‘peaceful and ready for development’ literally means death to the civilians in these regions,” Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary general said. Right after this year’s first command conference of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, it has gone on a killing bonanza, “with four victims of extrajudicial killing in the Davao and Compostela provinces alone.”
“The Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) is BS Aquino’s ex-deal for an increased US military assistance at the expense of our nation’s sovereignty,” Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary general, said today as they supported groups which filed the motion for reconsideration on the Supreme Court’s decision stating that EDCA is constitutional.