By ACE R. MORANDANTE
The contingents were about to celebrate Earth Day as they scored the continuous large-scale logging in the province even after a log ban was enforced and typhoon Pablo has already ravaged the communities, especially that of indigenous peoples and peasants.
Members of environment group Panalipdan and Bagong Alyansang Makabayan take to the streets Saturday to condemn the military for harassing the delegates of the April 18-20 National Humanitarian and FactFinding Mission in Barangay Binondo, Baganga, Davao Oriental. (davaotoday.com photo by Ace R. Morandante)
By JOHN RIZLE L. SALIGUMBA
Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay assailed the military’s action as it “shows the government’s desperation to cover up the situation of the victims of typhoon Pablo– the neglect of the victims’ needs, the corruption in its relief and rehabilitation efforts, and worst, the harassment of people who exposed these, leading to the killing of Cristina Jose, the leader of the Pablo victims’ organization.”