Posts by tag: NTF-ELCAC

1 year ago

Red-tagged union leader teacher arrested in Caraga

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Red-tagged union leader teacher arrested in Caraga

Several days after the memorandum of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) tagging Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) and COURAGE as communist fronts was exposed, the military and police arrested another progressive leader in Caraga region on March 17.

1 year ago

UCCP Bishop to NTF-ELCAC: ‘No abuse and child trafficking at Haran shelter’

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UCCP Bishop to NTF-ELCAC: ‘No abuse and child trafficking at Haran shelter’

A group of Manobo evacuees seeking refuge inside the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) Haran compound decried on the repeated accusations of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) that ‘’bakwit schools’ train child warriors and earn profit from taking shelter in the cities to expose their plight in the communities they temporarily left behind.

1 year ago

Not yet

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Not yet

Datu Benito Bay-ao was one of the Lumad leaders who were taken into custody after that disgraceful raid at the Bakwit School in Cebu City. Just six years ago, Dats Bens (as we call him) spoke with pride and optimism in this documentary about their Lumad school in their village of Dulyan, and across the other upland villages in the Pantaron under the Salugpongan Ta Tanu Igkanugon organization. Schooling in the cities made them ashamed of, and forget about, being a Lumad, he said. But with their schools built right in their domain, young Lumad could learn while keeping their tradition alive.

1 year ago

USC, church slam ‘rescue’ of Lumad students in Cebu

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USC, church slam ‘rescue’ of  Lumad students in Cebu

Police and social workers in Cebu on Monday took custody of 21 Lumad students and arrested tribal elders and school teachers from their “Bakwit School” in the University of San Carlos Talamban campus, claiming this was a “rescue” from a rebel training school.

2 years ago

Dubious lumad FB page on red-tagging spree

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Dubious lumad FB page on red-tagging spree

The University of the Philippines Mindanao’s Student Council urged its administration to defend its constituents following recent red-tagging incidents against members of the university’s community.