“They will ‘turn aside justice’ and ‘deprive the people of their rights’ just as long as their wanton greed is fed, though not even sated.”
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Mere kibitzers, Army says of soldiers nabbed at Lumad funeral
“The fact says it all. They mingled with the crowd while armed and they gave the police false names when they were presented at the police station.”
Armed conflicts displace 60 million worldwide
By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Yes, that’s how many citizens of various countries, enmeshed in varying degrees and types of armed conflicts, have been displaced thus far – either internally (within their homelands) or forced to seek asylum/refuge in other countries. (In the Philippines, we’ve had numerous, repeated incidences…
Trying to kill a dream
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective One of the multi-awarded reporters of a major media conglomerate interviewed on national television the head of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples Leonor T. Oralde-Quintayo regarding the spate of killings of Lumads in Mindanao. But she began the segment by saying, “groups with conflicting ideologies” have been recruiting Lumads…
‘Soldiers watched as paramilitary attacked us’
Lumad victims from Lianga, Surigao del Sur recounted the horrors of the Sept.1 rampage by a paramilitary group, who entered their community along with soldiers.
The President Lies
BLOOD RUSH By SARAH RAYMUNDO “There is no campaign to kill anybody.” – Noynoy Aquino It has been the conduct of governments under the rule of Imperialist US to launch dirty wars against its citizens using para-military groups. My very first encounter with such armed mobile groups was 27 years ago when CAFGUS in my…
UN rapporteur hears update on IP evacuees in Davao church compound
“It is imperative for the government to first address the call of Lumad evacuees to demilitarize their communities so that they can return.”
Pregnant, 2 children die as Banwaons flee their homes in Agusan Sur
Three evacuees have died as Lumad communities blame the evacuation to relentless military operations “meant to pave the way for mining” in San Luis town, Agusan del Sur.
‘Bakwet’ | Militarization triggers evacuation of 2,000 Lumads in Surigao del Sur
Armed men have killed two Lumads, ransacked a store, started fires, and knocked on houses, in the middle of military operations.
Mothers of the struggle against ‘development’ aggression
By RONALYN V. OLEA
Three women from different tribes in Mindanao have come to Manila to share their stories with the hope that the national government will heed their calls.
Bae Bebeth Calinawan Enriquez, a refugee in her own land
By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – A petite young mother, Bebeth Calinawan Enriquez had been through hell. In April, Bebeth, her husband and their five children were among the 34 Mamanwa families who left their homes in Palidan, Mahaba, Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte for fear of soldiers who have encamped in their community. In…