Author Archives: JOHN RIZLE L. SALIGUMBA

6 years ago

Stranded Pablo mission rescued, military blamed

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By JOHN RIZLE L. SALIGUMBA

Davao Today

Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay assailed the military’s action as it “shows the government’s desperation to cover up the situation of the victims of typhoon Pablo– the neglect of the victims’ needs, the corruption in its relief and rehabilitation efforts, and worst, the harassment of people who exposed these, leading to the killing of Cristina Jose, the leader of the Pablo victims’ organization.”

6 years ago

Pablo relief mission stranded due to military harassment

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By JOHN RIZLE L. SALIGUMBA

Davao Today

Missioners were already on their way back to the town center from Sitio Limot in Barangay Binondo, the site of their relief mission, when their contingent met a roadblock allegedly set up by members of the Philippine Army’s 67thInfantry Battalion. The missioners are forced to spend the night in Sitio Cabuyao Nursery, Barangay Binondo in Baganga, the site of the infamous “Baganga Massacre” that killed three children in August 2002 when military allegedly strafed a house of the resident where members of the New People’s Army (NPA) were believed to be staying.

6 years ago

Woman tribal chief files CHR complaint vs. military

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The community’s fear of the military is not without history. In 2002, a paramilitary group called Alamara, which the community alleged as military-backed and whose members wear camouflage uniforms like ordinary soldiers, have threatened to kill and rape women including Bigkay.