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Boracay Ati folk welcome capture of slay suspect


BORACAY ISLAND, Philippines—The Ati indigenous community here welcomed the arrest of a security guard facing a murder charge for the death of their spokesperson last year, but appealed to the government to go after those who ordered the attack.   “We are happy that hopefully (Dexter Condez) will be given justice,” said Evangeline Tamboon, a [...]

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DOJ to focus on Ati’s murder


Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has ordered government prosecutors to fast-track the resolution of the murder of the spokesperson of the Ati tribe in Boracay.

Posted: April 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Boracay tribe demands fast resolution of leader’s slay

ATI TRIBE members in Boracay and their supporters demand justice for murdered spokesperson Dexter Condez during his burial.

Members of the Ati tribe on Boracay Island on Friday marked the first month of the killing of their spokesperson with a prayer-march to demand the fast-tracking of the resolution of the murder.

Posted: March 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Shooting erupts in Boracay over land row


Violence has erupted anew on Boracay Island over a property dispute between two private owners in the world-famous destination.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Ati tribesmen carry fallen leader to resting place

Ati tribesmen in Boracay and their supporters carry the casket of their fallen leader and spokesman Dexter Condez during his burial Saturday, March 2, 2013 while demanding justice for his death. NESTOR P. BURGOS JR./INQUIRER VISAYAS

The sound of budyong (conch shells) blared repeatedly as the white casket on bamboo poles was carried on the shoulders of Ati tribe members along the main road of Boracay.

Posted: March 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Suspect in Ati leader slay charged

ATI TRIBE spokesperson Dexter Condez (center) with tribe chief Delsa Justo (right) are seen talking with unidentified men over the Ati’s land claim in April 2012 or barely a year before Condez was gunned down. NESTOR P. BURGOS / INQUIRER VISAYAS

Police have filed a murder case against the security guard of a hotel chain in Boracay for the killing of a leader of the Ati tribe which is being linked to the tribe’s fight for a piece of land on the island-resort.

Posted: February 27th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Ati tribe spokesman shot dead in Boracay

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An unidentified gunman shot dead the spokesperson of the Ati tribe on Boracay Island Friday evening, police said.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Giant ‘creatures’ add thrill to Dinagyang revelry


Giant bees, serpents and spiders towered over the city streets on Sunday, but the hundreds of thousands of revelers who came were thrilled rather than scared by the hideous creatures.

Posted: January 28th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ati folk decry clash with firm’s guards

ATI TRIBE members in Boracay in April erect a fence around a parcel of land that was titled to them. NESTOR P. BURGOS/INQUIRER VISAYAS

ILOILO CITY – Armed security guards of a hotel chain operator destroyed parts of a perimeter fence of the Ati community on Boracay Island on Sunday over property boundary disputes, police said. Armed with shotguns and hand guns, at least 20 security guards of the Cebu-based J. King and Sons Co. Inc. went to the [...]

Posted: November 6th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Tribe threatens to occupy disputed Boracay land


It’s not only the heat that sizzling in Boracay. A land dispute between the indigenous people of Aklan and some businessmen is about to boil over.

Posted: April 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Atis in Cebu strive to keep culture

Intermarriages and exposure to the modern lifestyle have changed the Ati tribe, who moved to Cebu 10 years ago from their home in Antique, a province in Western Visayas, west of Panay Island.

Posted: March 5th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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