by ACE R. MORANDANTE
Hundreds of Ata-Manobos from Talaingod, Davao del Norte marched at the office of logging firm Alcantara & Sons in Lanang, Davao City Wednesday to protest the company’s Integrated Forest Management Agreement, which they said is a commercial logging venture encroaching their ancestral domain. (davaotoday.com photo by Ace R. Morandante)
by EARL O. CONDEZA
Benjie Planos, a Bisaya settler living among the Manobos, and other leaders of KASAKA had been receiving death threats from the Philippine Army’s 26th Infantry Battalion and the paramilitary group Bagani. the militarization, KASAKA leaders said, is linked with the entry of New Britain Palm Oil Ltd, which is eyeing KASAKA’s ancestral domain.