“It is imperative for the government to first address the call of Lumad evacuees to demilitarize their communities so that they can return.”
“What they did yesterday was, they showed a picture of how they violate human rights.”
Even as 969 evacuees return to their villages in San Luis town, more than a hundred others remain in Bunawan town.
Rights groups say Aquino following Marcos’s footsteps (Photo courtesy of Karapatan)
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“We hope the soldiers would leave soon so we can go back to our place.”
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
Asmayra Usman and her parents were sleeping inside their tent in the Mahad Nurul Ittihad Evacuation Center in Salbo, Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao when members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) encamped in Bagan village, Guindulungan allegedly fired their guns in the direction of the evacuation center.
(Photo by Dee Ayroso)
By dabet castañeda HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 4, February 24-March 1, 2008 The intensifying militarization of Quezon province has forced 69 individuals to leave their homes and livelihood and literally run for their lives during the last quarter of 2007. Tales of fathers and mothers being harassed and taken to military camps…