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36 Lumad families evacuate due to military ops in their community

MANILA — Thirty-six Lumad families (100-plus individuals) from a Higaonon community in Sitio Camansi, Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental fled their homes again as they complained of heavy militarization in their communities. The Lumad evacuees put up temporary camps at the Provincial Capitol Grounds of Cagayan de Oro. They are demanding the pullout of the military from…

Special Coverage: No good governance without human rights

Human rights is nowhere to be found from among the Aquino administration’s priorities. And this has perpetuated, nay worsened, impunity as the Aquino administration has itself committed human rights violations in the course of its own counter-insurgency program Oplan Bayanihan and in pushing the neoliberal agenda in the service of corporate interests.