Around 15 teachers and school administrators of a private school in Baganga town Davao Oriental were stopped at a military checkpoint due to an alleged encounter between the army and the New People’s Army.
On the 40th day of the September 1 Lumad killings, a Caraga-based human rights group urges authority to arrest the suspects.
A network of education rights advocates has recorded 95 cases of attacks against teachers and students in Lumad schools all over Mindanao since September last year.
During the Senate inquiry over the Lumad killings here, more families evacuated from their communities out of fear of the paramilitary group responsible for the killings.
Governor Johnny Pimentel of Surigao del Sur renews his calls to disband paramilitary forces who are allegedly responsible for the killing of officers of a tribal school and the evacuation of thousands of residents now camped at Tandag City provincial sports complex.
Senator Teofisto Guingona III calls for the capture of the identified suspects in the killing of a school administrator and two Lumad leaders in Lianga town, Surigao del Sur on September 1. The suspects are alleged members of the paramilitary group Magahat Bagani Force. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)
The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights Subcommittee joint with the Committee on Cultural Communities held a two-day probe on the killings and evacuation of Lumads in this province.
The local chief of a village in Kitaotao town Bukidnon gives a boarding high-school two days time to close their school.