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By KIMBERLIE OLMAYA N. QUITASOL Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY — Residents of Gumhang village, Tinoc, Ifugao called for the withdrawal of the Philippine Army’s 86th Infantry Battalion (IB) stationed in their community. In a petition, the residents decried that the soldiers committed various human rights violations. The petition was submitted to the village council, Tinoc…

The Aquino government boasted that its new counterinsurgency program Oplan Bayanihan is totally different from the infamous Oplan Bantay Laya of the previous administration. However, the mounting cries for justice of the people of Bondoc Peninsula in southern Luzon shows that it is different only in name, but the same in essence.