“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…
KALIBUTAN: The Pantaron people’s struggle is a legitimate and just defense of Lumad land, life and the environment.
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.