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Tribal leader ambushed in Surigao Sur town

Tribal leader ambushed in Surigao Sur town

An Indigenous Peoples (IP) leader who has vocally opposed the presence of the New People’s Army (NPA) in tribal lands escaped death following an ambush by still undetermined number of armed men believed to be communist rebels in the Surigao del Sur town of Lianga Wednesday. Datu Jumar Bocales, 46, the Manobo leader of of...

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Lumad schools used as NPA breeding ground

Lumad schools used as NPA breeding ground

Outgoing Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff, Gen. Carlito Galvez said the Salugpungan Community Learning Center and ALCADEV Lumad School are being used as breeding grounds of the New People’s Army (NPA). This was emphasized by the military chief in an interview with reporters shortly after flag-raising ceremony in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City Monday....

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Stop exploiting our children, Lumad leaders tell Satur

Stop exploiting our children, Lumad leaders tell Satur

Concerned members of the Indigenous Peoples (IP) communities on Saturday confronted Bayan Muna president and former solon Satur Ocampo and his companions at the Talaingod Police Station for allegedly recruiting children to rally against the government. Bai Pilar Libayao, Municipal Indigenous People Mandatory Representative, told Ocampo and his companions to respect the lumad and to...

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Tribal Communities want red schools closed

Tribal Communities want red schools closed

Due to their radical influence on the their children, the tribal communities in Davao Del Norte want schools red-tagged by the Philippine National Police (PNP) closed. The members of the Ata-Manobo in Talaingod have come to a realization that these “salugpungan” schools did not bring blessings to them, but have instead brought them a curse....

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Another Lumad leader murdered by CPP-NPA terrorist in Surigao del Sur

Another Lumad leader murdered by CPP-NPA terrorist in Surigao del Sur

Another Lumad, a Datu in his Tribe, was murdered by CPP-NPA Terrorist (CNT) in San Miguel Surigao del Sur at around 5 o’clock in the afternoon, October 10, 2018. The helpless victim was identified as Datu Rexan “Loloy” Liwanasan Brital, male, married, 36 years old and a resident of Sitio Nalindog, Brgy Bolhoon, San Miguel,...