Lumad evacuees walk past a military checkpoint in Barangay Diatagon, Lianga town on Monday, July 16. The military barred the Lumad to enter the center of Barangay Diatagon, the Lumad were only allowed to pass after negotiations. (Mara S. Genotiva/davaotoday.com)
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Lumad evacuees here hope to hear in President Rodrigo Duterte’s third State of the Nation Address slated next week to end Martial Law in Mindanao, saying “the declaration has caused havoc” in their communities.
More than a thousand indigenous people from 15 rural villages in the municipalities of San Agustin, Tago, and Lianga, this province fled their homes on Monday, July 15, after a month of military encampment of their communities.
Davao Today accompanied the Save our Schools Network when it conducted a national fact-finding mission comprised of various rights groups on July 27 to 30 at Barangay Basak, Lebak to investigate the incidents of harassment, and encampment of Lumad schools and communities by government troops in the province.
Muslims gather for the Eid prayer at a mosque in Quezon Boulevard Ave., in Davao City to mark the end of a month-long fast, Friday, June 15, 2018. (Mara S. Genotiva/davaotoday.com)
Lumad schools in Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley marked their first day of classes with heavy military presence and harassment.
President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law, Monday May 28, a bill converting the Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology into a university.
Davao City Police Office has taken custody of Injured New People’s Army leader, Elizalde Cañete, alias Ka Jinggoy after his release from the Don Carlos Doctors Hospital in Bukidnon on Tuesday, May 29.
A student of a Lumad school was wounded while her mother was gunned down by unidentified assailants at Barangay Salvacion, Trento town in Agusan del Sur province on Saturday noon, May 26.
National Democratic Front of the Philippines chief political consultant Jose Maria Sison invited President Rodrigo Duterte to a meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam to resume the peace negotiations.