The soldiers clipped farmer Ruben Wating’s left thumbnail with pliers. Then, another soldier pulled out a .45-caliber gun, aimed it at his forehead, and threatened to kill him.
Tribe family in Tampakan massacred by military
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
A relative of the two Capion victims, Liah Capion, has previously denounced SMI saying that because she and her family had stood up against the entry of the mining company in their once peaceful community, the Army imprisoned one of her sons and declared three others as outlaws and fugitives.
Slideshow: In Upper Suyan Village, children suffer the worst from poverty, militarization
In Upper Suyan, the children suffer
Encampment in communities, instilling fear, part of ‘peace and development’ operations?
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com DLUMAY, Sarangani — (Second of two parts) In an effort to document the human rights violations being perpetrated on the Blaans, Clans organized a peace and solidarity mission to visit Sitio Dlumay. More than 150 reporters and members of NGOs responded to CLANS’ invitation. The participants left General Santos…
Neglected, Blaans unite, empower themselves
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
“Our lives as Blaans are not affected no matter who wins the national elections. It is these non-government agencies who have been doing a big chunk of their work to improve our lives. So no one could take that away from us.”
I Survived Lunkan Range
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com DLUMAY, Sarangani — We were trekking the Lunkan Range for nearly six hours. Exhausted and thirsty, I was desperate to reach Sitio Dlumay at the soonest possible time. There was hardly an opportunity to crack a joke regarding what we were going through. But while I was bravely walking…
Satur C. Ocampo | Blaans fight for their rights
By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Let me share with you this heart-tugging story, still unfolding, of six Blaan tribal communities in Malapatan, Sarangani province: Dlumay, Datalnay, Dungan Bahay, Alna, Q-gam, and Siman. These communities are part of the hinterland barangay of Upper Suyuan. Yet they are not included in…