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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 »

As peace dawns, ‘lumad’ seek answers

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ARUMANEN Datu Roldan Babelon and Timuay Santos Unsad of the Tedurays talk about their prospects in the Bangsamoro. GERMELINA LACORTE

Timuay Santos Unsad, a Teduray leader, knew Camp Omar ibn al-Khattab by heart, not as a camp of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), but as a site of a sacred stone that the Tedurays call “batew,” a brown stone as big as a hill that never stops growing.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Bangsamoro will mean death knell for MILF–Iqbal

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will cease to exist once the Bangsamoro entity that will replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) comes into being in 2016, the rebel group’s chief negotiator said Friday.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Lumad’ villages caught in crossfire

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A LUMAD woman from the Manobo-Matigsalog tribe and her child rest inside the Compostela municipal gym. At least 67 families, or some 300 persons, from the upland community of Side 4, Mangayon village in Compostela town in Compostela Valley fled following clashes between government troops and communist rebels there last Oct. 4. FRINSTON LIM

Clutching his 4-month-old daughter and blowing air on the baby’s nape to soothe her, Rey Bug-ot wondered what would be left of his farm when he returns to his village.

Posted: October 13th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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