Close  
  • share this

In the know: Magahat-Bagani

/ 06:14 AM October 25, 2015

Magahat-Bagani is a paramilitary group that had been tagged for allegedly killing the executive director of a tribal school in Lianga town in Surigao del Sur province on Sept. 1 that caused the evacuation of some 2,000 residents of Diatagon village.

The militia also allegedly killed a Manobo “lumad,” who headed an indigenous peoples’ group that fights for the preservation of ancestral land against mining operations and land conversions, and a Manobo datu.

ADVERTISEMENT

Surigao del Sur Gov. Johnny Pimentel said the group is composed of at least 30 heavily armed men and has been a persistent security problem in the province, particularly in the towns of Lianga, San Agustin and Marihatag.

Pimentel identified the leaders of the Magahat as Marcos Bocales, Bob Tejero and Loloy Tejero, while the leader of the Bagani force as Calpit Egua, who is based in Agusan del Sur province. Inquirer Research

FEATURED STORIES

Source: Inquirer Archives

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Diatagon village, Lianga, Magahat-Bagani, Surigao del Sur
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.



© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.