Author Archives: KATH M. CORTEZ

12 months ago

How the Lumad learned to survive in Haran

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How the Lumad learned to survive in Haran

Affected by the civil war between the government and Communist rebels and often becoming victims of various human rights violations, the Manobo indigenous people still decide to stay in the evacuation center at the heart of Davao for their safety and for accessing government services.

12 months ago

ZONES OF PEACE

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ZONES OF PEACE

Officials of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) and Lumad leaders hang a tarpaulin at the gate of UCCP-Haran compound in Davao City Thursday (Jan. 30). Their message is clear: no arms should be brought or stored inside the church places and premises. Their action came following the Jan. 25 forcible entry of bolo-wielding members of the Alamara paramilitary group into the evacuation camp that holds hundreds of Lumad who evacuated due to militarization and other rights abuses. (Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.com)

12 months ago

Manobo evacuees vow to stay in sanctuary

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Manobo evacuees vow to stay in sanctuary

The recent attempt to take Manobo evacuees out of the church facility serving as their sanctuary as well as the immense pressure and intimidation that they face have left unshaken their firm resolve to stay.