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‘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 »

Human rights group wants ‘trumped-up charges’ vs indigenous people leader dropped

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A human rights group on Sunday insisted that the ‘trumped-up charges’ filed against an indigenous people (IP) leader who was arrested and later released on bail Saturday should be dropped.

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Army agrees to pullout in Davao Norte

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After top military officers agreed to pull out soldiers from barangay (village) halls and civilian facilities in Talaingod, Davao del Norte province, over 1,000 Talaingod Manobo people returned to their town over the weekend after fleeing from counterinsurgency operations in March.

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

Lumad evacuees ready to return to Davao del Norte home

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Over 1,000 lumad evacuees from Talaingod in Davao del Norte have agreed to return home after top military officers agreed to move out government troops from barangay (village) halls and civilian facilities in 11 sitios (sub-village) of the town’s Barangay Palma Gil for the villagers’ peaceful return.

Posted: May 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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