Indigenous peoples now temporarily settled in a church-owned compound here ask well-meaning groups to help them protect the area which they say is similar to an “ilihan.”
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The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) expects President Benigno Simeon Aquino to reiterate his support for an “undiluted” version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law in his last State of the Nation Address Monday.
Customers frequent this coffee store which offers freshly ground coffee beans in Pikit, North Cotabato market. (John Rizle L. Saligumba/davaotoday.com)
This couple’s farm in Barangay Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao is a few meters near the site of a firefight between police special forces and members of the MILF and BIFF last January which ended in the death of more than 70 including civilians. (John Rizle L. Saligumba/davaotoday.com)
Lumads said that like the Army who allegedly hurt them in their villages, the police also did it to them in the city amid an attempt to force them to go home.
A Datu (tribal leader) of Manobos from Talaingod, Davao del Norte met with with a United Nations official on Monday in Quezon City to discuss how the alleged human rights abuses forced them to leave their communities.
Philippine-based non-government organizations and victims of alleged human rights violations filed cases against the government before an international tribunal in the United States.
Leaders of lumads who evacuated to Davao City starting May because of alleged Army harassment in their areas said a legislator insulted their leaders, deceived them into a dialogue and are forcing them to go home despite threats in their lives.
The attendance of an estimated 10,000 individuals in the funeral march of a fallen rebel commander is a “reflection” of the New Peoples Army’s strength of its mass base here, a prominent militant leader said.
Leaders of lumad (indigenous people) evacuees from Davao del Norte province appeal to authorities that they be allowed to protest for their rights after support groups assisting them were charged with violations of Republic Act (RA) 267 or Kidnapping, Serious Illegal Detention and Anti-trafficking in persons Act.