Nang isinasara na ang paaralan gamit ang kahoy, pako at martilyo, nakatutok ang mga armas sa sino mang lumapit. Banta ng Alamara sa mga guro at estudyante, “Kung hindi kayo aalis ngayong araw, may mangyayari.”
“Is the CHR serious with its intention to get to the roots of the problems of the Lumad evacuees?”
The Salugpungan Ta’tanu Igkanugon Learning Center Inc. (STTILCI) in Davao del Norte – a school borne out of the Lumad’s unity to defend their ancestral land – continues to struggle against militarization.
Residents were forced to sign certificates of surrender, made to attend a three-day seminar, and threatened as the military conducted massive military operations in their communities.
It is not true the IPs are caught in the crossfire, because the IPs are the real target of the military.
‘A return to the ‘militarized areas’ is also a violation of international human rights instruments – Bishop Felixberto Calang, Iglesia Filipina Independiente and chairperson of Barug Katungod Mindanao.
“Isn’t this a sign of the cold-heartedness of our government? Needless to say, the recent forcible evacuation affirmed that even children are not spared from the violence of military operations. “ – Children’s Rehabilitation Center
Davao City- Hundreds of Lumad evacuess from Talaingod, Davao del Norte got a free shower on a very hot day from the central 911. The Bakwits have sought refuge at UCCP Haran. They have been there for a week now, alleging intensive militarization in their communities as the reason why they evacuated (Text and Photos…
Army spokesman Capt. Ernest Carolina claims residents were ‘tricked’ into believing promises of the NPAs.