Posts by tag: Human Rights

7 years ago

Pantukan blast hurts 7 soldiers

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Two days after the Philippine government called for an end to violence and a militant lawmaker urged for the resumption of peace negotiations with communist rebels, seven government troops were hurt by explosives purportedly detonated by the New People’s Army at dawn Tuesday in Pantukan town, Compostela Valley.

7 years ago

PEACEFUL ONLY IN SLEEP

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This Agusanon Manobo family sleeps off their exhaustion in Bankeohan Gym after riding eight hours to Davao City to seek refuge. Some 500 Manobos fled their village in Loreto, Agusan del Sur from military troops 24, and were not welcomed by their governor when they sought his help. (davaotoday.com photo by MEDEL V. HERNANI)

7 years ago

Agusanon Manobo evacuees now in Davao City

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Agusanon Manobo evacuees now in Davao City

“Unsaon namo pag-uli nga naa pa may gyera didto sa amoa?(How are we going home when there’s still a war going on there?)” said Jocely Andaliki “At least diri, safety among paminaw, di pareha didto sa amoa nga giabog mi mismo sa among gobernor, (Here, we feel safe, not like there where our governor drove us out).”

7 years ago

Loreto in ‘state of calamity’ over militarization

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Loreto in ‘state of calamity’ over militarization

JOHN RIZLE L. SALIGUMBA
Davao Today

The Agusanons endured a grueling two-day travel circuiting two provinces. Starting Thursday, they walked four hours from their evacuation center in Barangay Kauswagan, Loreto, Agusan del Sur, crossed a river to reach the neighboring Laak, Compostela Valley. Then they took a bus that brought them to Tagum City in Davao del Norte at night. Friday morning they traveled to Prosperidad and held a camp-in until provincial officials responded.The Agusanons took this circuitous route to steer clear of the military.