IN STA. CATALINA
Mayor Leon Lopez of Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental has reportedly refused to permit the Karapatan group to visit the Purok Payaw-payawan in Nagbinlod of the town, unless it secures authority from the Capitol first.
Senior Insp. Edwin Tuble, chief of police of Sta. Catalina, said some people who introduced themselves as members of Karapatan, visited Lopez Saturday to ask for such authority, in compliance with Provincial Ordinance No. 5 that requires any outreach activity and humanitarian missions anywhere in the province must have prior approval from the provincial government.
The group wanted to go to the site of the encounters last week where three people, tagged by the military as New People’s Army rebels, were killed, apparently to conduct a fact-finding mission, Tuble said.
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