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9 years ago

Leader of Agusanon Manobos killed, hacked in front of children

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Leader of Agusanon Manobos killed, hacked in front of children

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.

9 years ago

LOOKING FORWARD

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This elderly Manobo couple look serious even with the good news that they will finally return home to Loreto, Agusan del Sur after an agreement was signed with Mayor Dario Otaza to pull out the troops from their village and rehabilitate their farms. Some 500 Manobos stayed in Bankerohan Gym for 18 days since August 7 in protest of military operations in their village. (davaotoday.com photo by Medel V. Hernani)

9 years ago

Agusanon Manobos hurt by police in evacuation camp

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Agusanon Manobos hurt by police in evacuation camp

By DAVAO TODAY

Hanimay Suazo of Karapatan Southern Mindanao who was with the medical team coming from Davao said there was chaos as they wanted to talk to provincial government officials to calm down the situation, especially when the adults were contained later by the police away from the children awaiting them. “They still have not eaten, it was like they were placed in a concentration camp,” exclaimed Suazo.

9 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.