Unless the government addresses the root causes of poverty, the armed conflict and even the drug problem, the killings will continue in 2017.
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The Assert Socio-Economic Initiatives Network in the Philippines (ASCENT) vehemently condemns the continued harassment of humanitarian aid workers by the Philippine Army. It has been consistent in its attacks on the Alay Bayan-Luson, Inc. (ABI), a disaster response organization based in Central Luzon in the Philippines. In 2012 suspected military personnel allegedly shot to death … Continue reading ASCENT Condemns Continuing Military Harassment of Humanitarian Aid Workers
The Assert Socio-Economic Initiatives Network in the Philippines (ASCENT) deplores the harassment of humanitarian aid workers under ASCENT’s member organization Alay Bayan-Luson, Inc. (ABI) by military personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).