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Paragliding time

MANILA — In Barangay Tinoto, Maasim, Sarangani, local and international paragliders prepare for the National Paragliding Fun Fly/Costume Flying and accuracy landing competition slated for October 29 to 31. Sarangani is increasingly becoming popular not only because of boxing champ Manny Pacquiao (now a Senator) but also because of its beaches, rivers, and now, the…

“Why is it becoming harder to be of service to your fellow Blaan? What does the government want us to do?” – Blaan Teacher

SECOND PART: Encampment in communities, instilling fear, part of ‘peace and development’ operations?

Sidebar: Neglected, Blaans unite, empower themselves

Sidebar: News in Pictures: Suffer the little children to go to this school

Sidebar: Slideshow: In Upper Suyan Village, children suffer the worst from poverty, militarization

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com DLUMAY, Sarangani — (Second of two parts) In an effort to document the human rights violations being perpetrated on the Blaans, Clans organized a peace and solidarity mission to visit Sitio Dlumay. More than 150 reporters and members of NGOs responded to CLANS’ invitation. The participants left General Santos…

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com DLUMAY, Sarangani — We were trekking the Lunkan Range for nearly six hours. Exhausted and thirsty, I was desperate to reach Sitio Dlumay at the soonest possible time. There was hardly an opportunity to crack a joke regarding what we were going through. But while I was bravely walking…