Paramilitary groups, suspected of collusion with the military, have killed five people in five days, and caused massive forced evacuation.
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“These trumped-up charges against us are acts of desperation.”
“Rep. Nancy Catamco will endanger not only the Manobo evacuees in Davao, but also all indigenous peoples groups in the Philippines.”
“Refusal and resistance is an indictment of the state that boasts of respecting the rights of the indigenous peoples.”
“The Lumads have sought refuge in UCCP after fleeing their villages that have been overrun by the military. Now the police are driving them away with brute force.”