3 months CHR condemns attack on indigenous community in Davao del Norte Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) denounced on Friday the reported attack against an indigenous community in Davao del Norte by alleged members of the New People's Army (NPA). "We condemn the violence given that, considering the present coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, atrocities further push indigenous people into vulnerability," CHR spokesperson Jacqueline Ann de Guia said in a statement. "To this end, we call on both parties---government and the New People's Army---to effect a genuine ceasefire in these communities and work towards a more durable and permanent solution to armed conflict on the ground," she added. ... more