The Office of the City Prosecutor here dismissed the case against 15 activists on allegations that they kidnapped and detained the Lumad evacuees in a church compound.
A high-school student from Davao City National High School finishes her poster which shows an image of a crying Lumad. The student is among those who joined the Literary and Arts Festival sponsored by the Save Our Schools Network held at the University of the Immaculate Conception Wednesday. (Earl O. Condeza/davaotoday.com)
The Save Our Schools Network (SoS) held a Literary and Arts Festival here to “raise public awareness especially among the youth on the lumad’s plight in education and their struggle for self-determination and ancestral domain.”
Claro Gawilan is joined by (from left to right) Reverend Sarly Templado of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines, Rev. Joy Mirasol, and Milagros Maglunsod-Tan of the Mindanao Integrated Services Foundation Inc. Academy during their presentation of the report from the three-day mission conducted in Kitao-tao, Bukidnon last week. The group said 55 families have already evacuated in Arakan Parish, leaving their farms unattended due to fear of being tagged as rebels or rebel supporters. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)
You are very fortunate to live in Manila, and you see how the military has become “a whole different kettle of fish from the martial law years”. May we then invite you to our community in Han-ayan, especially during the operations of the military?
Yesterday, we were swamped with varying opinions about the phenomenon which many have dubbed as the “darkest moment in Philippine history”—and that is the Marcos Dictatorship or simply the martial law regime.
Let our worthy cultural heritage and authentic human development flourish in the communities and lives of our indigenous peoples. Stop the killing of IP leaders!
A farmer in Sitio Dao, Barangay White Culaman, Kitaotao town, Bukidnon is dusting off rice grain before delivering it to the rice mill. Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com
Delegates of National Peace Mission plays basketball along with pupil of Misfi academy as part of their Psychosocial Intervention due to the recent harrassment of there schools at sitio dao, brgy white culaman, kitaotao, bukidnon, that happen the 4 students stop their school.(Ace Morandante/davaotoday.com)
Rights advocates meet with Kitaotao Municipal Mayor Lorenzo Gawilan, Jr., and some councilors to discuss reported cases of human rights violations in Barangay White Culaman. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)