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Groups slam military for reneging on agreement with indigenous people

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A network of child rights advocates slammed the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for occupying a Manobo community as base of military operations despite an agreement with leaders of the tribal group. In a protest in front of Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City, the Save our Schools Network (SOS Network) said that AFP’s 68th Infantry [...]

Pagmimina at militarisasyon: Magkaugnay na panganib sa Mindanao

Henry Alameda's coffin draped in white cloth. Photo Contribution

  Hindi nananahimik ang mga mamamayan ng Mindanao sa banta ng pagkasira ng kalikasan dahil sa mapanirang pagmimina. Kung kaya inihaharap sa kanila ng gobyerno ang militar. Pero hindi  patatakot ang taumbayan. Nang dumaan ang mga bagyong Sendong at Pablo sa Mindanao noong nakaraang mga taon, nakita ang epekto ng pagkasira ng kalikasan: Pagbaha at [...]

Military instigating tribal war in Mindanao

Henry Alameda's coffin draped in white cloth. Photo Contribution

Lumad leaders accused military of using a tribal paramilitary group to provoke a “redo” or tribal war among indigenous people in Surigao del Sur, and cover-up the intensification of military operations. Since October 24, after the death of Henry Alameda, a tribal leader of Malahutayong Pakigbisog Alang sa Sumusunod (Mapasu) purportedly by paramilitary group under [...]

Another tribal leader killed in Mindanao

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A Manobo tribal leader leader was shot and killed by suspected military agents in Lianga, Surigao del Sur on October 24. According to human rights group Karapatan, Henry Alameda was dragged outside of his house in Sitio Cabalawan, Brgy. San Isidro, Lianga, Surigao del Sur by three men armed with M14 and M16 rifles. Alameda [...]

Pamilya ng mga napaslang sa Abra, sumisigaw para sa katarungan

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Nanawagan ng mas malalim na imbestigasyon hinggil sa pagpaslang sa ilang sibilyan at rebeldeng nahuli diumano ng militar sa isang engkuwentro noong Setyembre sa Lacub, Abra. Sa kanilang piket sa harap ng Kampo Aguinaldo, sa Quezon City, iginiit ng kaanak ng mga napaslang na kailangang magkaroon ng malalimang imbestigasyon hinggil sa mga pangyayari sa naturang [...]

LETTER | Justice for Recca, Justice for Lacub

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Our grief remains without measure and no words can approximate the anguish that we feel with the death of our daughter, our sister, Recca Noelle M. Monte. Recca, 33, was a member of the New People’s Army in the Cordillera region. She died along with six other combatants and two civilians in the course of [...]

SEA indigenous people to media: Give voice to our struggles

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Bangkok, Thailand – Representing almost 50 million people with more than 1,000 groups scattered in 10 member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), indigenous people’s groups challenged media practitioners to be more prudent in reporting issues that affect their identity, culture and rights. In a recent two-day media dialogue here, indigenous people from [...]

Dalawang dinukot na kabataan, tinortyur – Ridon

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Sumailalim sa mental at psychological torture ang dalawang kabataang organisador sa isang kampo ng militar bago sila inilitaw sa Cabanatuan City ng mga pulis. Ito ang napag-alaman ni Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon, matapos makausaup ang dalawang kabataan na sina Gerald Salonga, 24 at Guiller Cadano, 22. Sa bisita ng kabataang kongresista noong Setyembre 28 sa [...]

Ika-58 buwan ng Ampatuan masaker, ginunita ng CEGP

Nagtirik ng kandila ang mga kasapi ng College Editors Guild of the Philippines sa paggunita ng ika-58 buwan ng Ampatuan masaker.Pher Pasion

Nag-alay ng kandila ang mga kasapi ng College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) bilang simbolo ng paghahanap pa rin ng hustisya sa mga naging biktima ng Ampatuan masaker at iba pang alagad ng midya na pinaslang. Itinaon nila ito sa ika-58 buwan ng Ampatuan masaker, na naganap noong Nobyembre 23, 2009 at ikinasawi ng [...]

Rights group: Civilians killed, rebels tortured in Abra military ops

The urn containing Recca Noelle Monte's ashes. Arkibong Bayan

A human rights group called for a total military pull-out in Lacub, Abra to give civilians respite from intensified military operations, alleging that the military used “excessive force” that resulted in the death of two civilians and seven members of the New Peoples Army (NPA), some of whom were tortured. In a statement, the Cordillera [...]

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