“Jesus Christ, himself, taught us to provide protection to his flock, away from wolves and robbers who seek to come and destroy.“ By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – As the democratic space continues to shrink in the Philippines, sanctuaries for the marginalized and the persecuted have been under siege. Bolo-wielding members of paramilitary…
TIMELINE | Alamara’s atrocities in Mindanao
The situation has not changed up to now. Armed and supported by the military, these paramilitary groups continue to sow fear among the Lumad.
Paramilitary forcibly enters Church Lumad sanctuary
Last week, the Regional Peace and Order Council – 11 issued a resolution demanding the closure of the church compound. By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Days after a regional peace body ordered its closure, some suspected members of the paramilitary broke into the United Church of Christ in Philippines (UCCP) – Haran…
Alamara militia works with, and for the military – Lumad
“I was accompanying 36 students of the Misfi academy when this happened. They also brought the students with me. We were interrogated.”
Army, Alamara block Lumad festival, school celebration in Talaingod
In spite of military denials of links with paramilitary groups, Army soldiers and the paramilitary group Alamara continue to hold sway in southern Mindanao.
Lumad leader says CHR failed to probe paramilitary, Army abuses
“Is the CHR serious with its intention to get to the roots of the problems of the Lumad evacuees?”
Army blamed on couple’s death for arming militia
“The Army trained and armed these militia men which, according to them, will help keep the peace and fight communist rebels, but now civilians became their victims.”
Alamara Disbandment Sought to End Terror in Paquibato
Paquibato leaders decry continued harassment of residents despite military’s assurance By Cheryll D. Fiel davaotoday.com DAVAO CITY – The disbandment of paramilitary units and the withdrawal of the firearms issued to them by the Philippine Army are some of the recommendations put forward in a City Council hearing last week that looked into the atrocities…