IN AN IMAGE as haunting as the tales of horror it portrays, children of the Manobo tribe in Surigao del Sur sleep on the ground in a gymnasium converted into a shelter after their families fled a series of armed attacks, killings and arson in their communities being blamed on a militia. PHOTO FROM KARAPATAN-CARAGA
More than 1,700 Manobo residents fled their homes in Lianga, Surigao del Sur, after their communities were hit by a series of killings, gun attacks and school-and-house burning.
By Doris C. Bongcac
A man believed to be high on drugs on Wednesday set on fire an apartment he used to rent in Cebu City and locked himself inside.
By Edwin O. Fernandez
Armed men who identified themselves as communist rebels burned a boom truck used to spray bananas at a plantation owned by Dole-Stanfilco in South Cotabato, but police said they were also looking into the possibility the perpetrators were plain robbers.
By Frinston L. Lim
Communist rebels on Wednesday night torched several pieces of heavy equipment used in a government housing project for typhoon victims in Monkayo, Compostela Valley, police on Thursday said.