State forces gunned down farmer Lorenzo Paña in Barangay Dorol, Balilihan, Bohol on December 30, 2020. Paña was a member and former officer of the Hugpong sa Mag-uuma Dapit sa Kasapdan-Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas. He has long been subjected to harassment by the state for being an activist. In 2018, the police illegally ransacked his home without a warrant in Barangay Bantolinao, Antequera. The police also harassed his family.
Torture. Operating 62nd IB troopers tortured and mauled civilians Michael Callao and Jimmy Bayog, residents of Sitio Agogolo, Barangay Macagahay, Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental. The victims were chanced upon and held by the soldiers at Sitio Bongao, Barangay Trinidad, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental on December 26, 2020.
Strafing. Three civilians were indiscriminately strafed by elements of the 78th IB at a house in Barangay Quezon, General MacArthur, Eastern Samar on November 12, 2020. The victims were identified as Benan, 50, Boboy, 40, at Ryan Cadello, 22. They were accused by the military of involvement in the armed movement.
Militarization. Since December 25, 2020, around 90-120 soldiers of the 11th IB and 705th Police Regional Mobile Force Battalion laid siege 14 sitios in the barangays of Tayak, Napacao and Casalaan in Siaton, Negros Oriental. The troopers perpetrated ten cases of human rights violations including cases of killing, frustrated murder, robbery, destruction of properties, interrogation and intimidation.