Posts by tag: agusan

6 years ago

PLEA FOR RELEASE

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Families of five barangay officials make their plea with peace advocates here in Davao for the release of their relatives captured by the New People’s Army in Sabu, Loreto, Agusan del Sur. The officials were captured last October on allegations they are members of paramilitary groups that harassed the community. The National Democratic Front orders the release of the captured officials after the latter’s apology. . (davaotoday.com photo by John Rizle L. Saligumba)

6 years ago

SET TO GO

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The two teenage lumad minors detained last July 22 in Loreto, Agusan del Sur, are finally free to go as the murder complaint against them by the military were dismissed by the provincial state prosecutor. The minors, Alan, aged 16; and John, 17 (both not real names) were flagged down by soldiers and paramilitary in their village and were reportedly tortured the night before they were detained. (davaotoday.com photo by John Rizle L. Saligumba)

6 years ago

MANOBO LEADER’S LAMENT

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Agusan Manobo tribal leader Datu Librando Peres from Barangay Sabud, Loreto, Agusan del Sur, narrated during the Karapatan press conference narrates how the agreement between residents, Loreto Mayor Dario Otaza and the miltary were violated as the Philippine Army’s 26th Infantry Battalion encamp in their communities’ schools and houses, and also strafed houses and places of worship. Peres demanded for the pullout of troops so the communities can return in peace. (davaotoday.com photo by Medel V. Hernani

6 years ago

GRIEF OVER BROTHER, LUMAD DEFENDER

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Sister of Benjie Planos, slain leader of the Agusan Manobo group, wails and clings to his body during his burial on Tuesday. Planos’ murder comes weeks after the Manobos returned to their community after an agreement to stop militarization in their community in Loreto, Agusan del Sur. The Manobos pin his murder on paramilitary and soldiers. (davaotoday.com photo by Earl O. Condeza)