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Lumád leader shot dead in Davao City
Indigenous groups call on President Duterte to stop the implementation of Oplan Bayanihan, to which they attribute the continuing killings and harassment on progressives.
‘Pull out troops in peasant communities,’ groups call on CHR
“We could not go home because two Army battalions have been deployed in our communities and the suspects are joining the military operations.”
The not-so-invisible hand of the US
Paramilitary cult groups were known for their brutality, brazenness and impunity. The purpose, as US counter-insurgency, counter-terror manuals revealed, was to generate enough terror and fear.
40 days | Still no arrest made on Lianga massacre, as killings continue
“The truth about the killings and forcible evacuation has been clear since the first week of the incident, yet in the delay, many lies have been forcefully fed to the public to justify the systematic military operation against Lumad schools, progressive organizations and communities in Mindanao.”
Whether under Arroyo or Aquino, same counterinsurgency tactic pits Lumád against Lumád
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.
Thousands attend burial of school director in Surigao del Sur
Related story: #GriefandRage | Thousands join funeral of 3 Surigao Sur ‘martyrs’ BUTUAN CITY – Friends and relatives of school administrator, Emerito Samarca, arrived in throngs last Saturday to pay their last respects to the man who they fondly called as “Tatay Emok”. Samarca, director of the Alternative Learning Center for Agriculture and Livelihood Development…
Human rights group tags Army in Surigao Sur killings
“These killings were not isolated case. These are part of the serial killings happening now in Mindanao, and in some parts of the country, whose perpetrators are military elements and their own-created militia.”
Progressives seek writ of amparo, habeas data over harassment cases
Activists are fighting back against harassment from state forces, by using a remedy from the Supreme Court.
A victim of rights violation, then of typhoon and gov’t neglect
It is bad enough that her husband was brutally murdered allegedly by soldiers while tending his farm, and her efforts to seek justice for his killing resulted in harassments. She was forced to leave for Leyte, where her home was later destroyed by supertyphoon Yolanda.
Mindanao people bring their issues to Mendiola
By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star They’ve had enough under the Aquino government. People in Mindanao are outraged. Here’s why: Altogether 55 Philippine Army infantry battalions, backed up by the PNP and paramilitary groups, are now deployed in hinterland communities where the New People’s Army is reported to be strong.…