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Heard on Inquirer Radio 990AM: Soliman on Christmas ‘solicitors’

Christmas is fast approaching and we expect the arrival in Metro Manila of different minority groups from other places. To stop them from coming here, we want to help them celebrate the holiday season in their area.—Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky Soliman

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

‘Lumad’ caught in crossfire

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MEMBERS of Ata-Manobo tribe wait for food packs being distributed by the local government of Kapalong town in Davao del Norte province. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

With just bolos and antiquated rifles in their arsenal, 30-year-old Rolly Sahay and dozens of Ata-Manobo men in the forests of Gupitan were bold enough to openly express anger against the communist New People’s Army (NPA).

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Duterte urged to help stop militia war vs NPA in Davao Norte

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Indigenous people’s groups have sought the help of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to intercede in the pangayaw (tribal war) waged by the paramilitary group Alamara against the communist New People’s Army (NPA) in the village of Gupitan, Kapalong, Davao del Norte, saying the move would only result in bloodshed.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Panay tribe leaders hit efforts to discredit them

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Tribal leaders of Panay Island’s largest indigenous people’s (IP) group have decried efforts to discredit IP leaders and members opposing a controversial P11.2-billion mega dam project in Iloilo province.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Sierra Madre hero-makers gave haven to abuse victims

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CHAMPIONS OF THE DUMAGAT Boots and Joseph Asanza with their former students and now trainers (seated, from left) Jane Rosas, Ella Tamana, Liway Arceo-Pablo, Celia Jataas, Allan Tamana and Jun Rosas at their place along Marcos Highway in Tanay, Rizal        EDWIN BACASMAS

During an outreach in the Sierra Madre highlands, Boots Asanza met a Dumagat who was struggling to say his name. The voice of the Dumagat had been taken away from them, she thought.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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