Philippines: After the Crackdown

Jojo Rinoza
Santa Inez, Philippines
Share on WhatsApp
Share on WhatsApp

Violy, the widow of Randy dela Cruz, maintains a vigil at his coffin, March 16, 2021. [Jojo Rinoza/BenarNews]


Puroy dela Cruz’s widow, Minda, lays down near his coffin, March 16, 2021. [Jojo Rinoza/BenarNews]


Randy dela Cruz’s son peeks into his father’s coffin, March 16, 2021. [Jojo Rinoza/BenarNews]


A mourner captures on a mobile phone a clergyman’s blessing of the remains of Puroy and Randy dela Cruz at a village hall in Santa Inez, March 17, 2021. [Jojo Rinoza/BenarNews]


Children lead the procession to a hilltop cemetery, March 17, 2021. [Jojo Rinoza/BenarNews]


Men carry a white casket across a stream as they head to a cemetery to bury Puroy and Randy dela Cruz, March 17, 2021. [Jojo Rinoza/BenarNews]


Mourners take a final look, March 17, 2021. [Jojo Rinoza/BenarNews]


Men play cards during the wake for Puroy and Randy dela Cruz, March 16, 2021. [Jojo Rinoza/BenarNews]


Neighbors prepare to feed mourners after the funeral and burial, March 17, 2021. [Jojo Rinoza/BenarNews]


A new day dawns on Santa Inez in the Sierra Madre mountain range, March 17, 2021. [Jojo Rinoza/BenarNews]

The Philippine human rights commission is investigating anti-communist insurgency operations by police that killed nine people in four provinces on March 7 – including members of the Dumagat tribe, an indigenous community in the Sierra Madre mountains near Manila.


Add your comment by filling out the form below in plain text. Comments are approved by a moderator and can be edited in accordance with RFAs Terms of Use. Comments will not appear in real time. RFA is not responsible for the content of the postings. Please, be respectful of others' point of view and stick to the facts.