Author Archives: Paulo C. Rizal

4 months ago

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY

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INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY

Members of Lumad group Kalumaran Mindanao hold a picket at San Pedro Street in observance of the International Day of the Indigenous Peoples on Wednesday, August 9. The group also announced the Lakbayan 2017, where thousands of Lumad and Moro people will travel to the capital for a protest caravan. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

4 months ago

BROTHERS BEHIND BARS

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BROTHERS BEHIND BARS

Ruel Cololot (left) and Ramil Cololot (right) languish behind bars after they were arrested by authorities on August 2 in Quezon town, Bukidnon province. Authorities claimed improvised explosives and firearms were found in their possession and accused them of being members of the New People’s Army. The two however, deny the accusations, saying they were ordinary farmers. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

4 months ago

PROP WAR

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PROP WAR

Jay Apiag, Karapatan Southern Mindanao Region, holds a photo of propaganda posters declaring Karapatan, Gabriela, Bayan Muna, and Anakpawis as supporters of the New People’s Army. Apiag called this acts of red-baiting, which results to real harm for activists in a press conference on Friday, July 4 in Davao City. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

4 months ago

Militants hit Army’s ‘red-baiting’ activities

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Militants hit Army’s ‘red-baiting’ activities

Progressive groups here condemned the surge of different forms of red-baiting, which have become more ​conspicuous after President Rodrigo Duterte recently terminated the peace talks, and declared an all-out war against the New People’s Army.

5 months ago

AT PLAY

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AT PLAY

Children spend time playing in a covered court turned evacuation center in the town of Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur on Friday, July 28, 2017. They are the children of the 370 families staying inside the evacuation center for more than two months now. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

5 months ago

IN PHOTOS | Images of Marawi evacuees two months after the siege

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IN PHOTOS | Images of Marawi evacuees two months after the siege

When the fighting broke ​out ​two months ago, many of Marawi’s residents refused to give up their homes, certain that the military would be able to handle the Maute — a previously small, ragtag band of extremists who pledged allegiance to the ISIS by occupying an abandoned municipal hall in nearby Butig town.