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40 days | Still no arrest made on Lianga massacre, as killings continue

“The truth about the killings and forcible evacuation has been clear since the first week of the incident, yet in the delay, many lies have been forcefully fed to the public to justify the systematic military operation against Lumad schools, progressive organizations and communities in Mindanao.”

Voice of a Lumad widow: Our land, our blood

“All we want is for our children to know how to read, write and have a better life ahead of them. The Lumad took a stand to protect the environment and give our children education but they don’t want us to do that. The government and the capitalists want us to remain uneducated, primitive and weak.”

Thousands attend burial of school director in Surigao del Sur

Related story: #GriefandRage | Thousands join funeral of 3 Surigao Sur ‘martyrs’ BUTUAN CITY – Friends and relatives of school administrator, Emerito Samarca, arrived in throngs last Saturday to pay their last respects to the man who they fondly called as “Tatay Emok”. Samarca, director of the Alternative Learning Center for Agriculture and Livelihood Development…

#GriefandRage | Thousands join funerals of 3 Surigao Sur ‘martyrs’

The three men brutally slain in the rampage by a paramilitary group in Surigao del Sur were laid to rest, amid calls for justice and the prosecution of their killers, suspected of following military orders.