Even before President Duterte withdrew the government’s unilateral ceasefire declaration on July 30, paramilitary groups attacked a Lumád community.
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Bulatlat.com compiles its articles on Lumad paramilitary groups in Mindanao, which show a worsening trend from the Arroyo regime to the current Aquino administration.
In spite of military denials of links with paramilitary groups, Army soldiers and the paramilitary group Alamara continue to hold sway in southern Mindanao.
“Is the CHR serious with its intention to get to the roots of the problems of the Lumad evacuees?”
“Paramilitaries in Mindanao have been terrorizing tribal people, while the military, at best, does nothing.”
“We have no discord, they are our brothers…but when the military armed them, they no longer recognize us as kin. And it hurts, because Lumads are being killed by other Lumads.”
“Knowing Catamco, this is just a scheme to divide us, to use our traditional ways to make us fight against each other.”
Paramilitary groups, suspected of collusion with the military, have killed five people in five days, and caused massive forced evacuation.
Terror operations by soldiers and paramilitary men set off a new wave of evacuation of peasant and Lumad communities in Surigao del Sur province.