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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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karapatan

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 »

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 »

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