AFP: Ex-NPA members say Chad Booc was an NPA rebel

Cathrine Gonzales 03/15/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Former members of the New People’s Army (NPA) who have surrendered to the government have testified that Chad Booc, a volunteer “lumad” (indigenous people) teacher, was a member of the communist armed group, the…

Progressive grps want thorough investigation on killing of Booc, ‘New Bataan 5’

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 02/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Members of progressive groups here called for a thorough and impartial probe on the killing of the “New Bataan 5” which included volunteer teacher Chad Booc. The groups hold a protest on Saturday…

Booc of ‘Bakwit School 7’ killed in armed encounter in Davao de Oro

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 02/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — One of the seven individuals who were arrested on February 15, 2021, by authorities during a so-called ‘rescue operation’ of the 19 minors inside a retreat house in a university in Cebu City,…

‘Bakwit School 7’ individuals released from detention

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Nearly three months after they were detained, the seven individuals, who make up the so-called “Bakwit School 7”, were released at past 6 p.m. today, May 14. Chad Booc, Segundos Lagatos Melong, Benito…

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