“Land is our life. Water springs from here and we live here.” These are the statements of several Datu of the indigenous group Manobo, led by Datu Guibang, who has become a local legend. They declared it to us journalists in the hinterlands of Talaingod, Davao del Norte on May 14 as they call on…
Defenders of one of last remaining old forests need our support
KALIBUTAN: The Pantaron people’s struggle is a legitimate and just defense of Lumad land, life and the environment.
Back in Their Homes, Manobos of Surigao Face Another Threat
Barely a month after the Manobos went back to their homes in Lianga, the soldiers are back again, recruiting them to the Task Force Gantangan, a paramilitary group to fight the government’s war against the insurgents.