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Over 1,000 Lumads and Tribal Leaders unifying for Anti-NPA rally

Over 1,000 Lumads and Tribal Leaders unifying for Anti-NPA rally

About 1,000 Indigenous People conducted peace rally led by various Tribal Leaders in different part of Caraga Region at the Libertad Sports Complex to Guingona Park Butuan City to expressed their support to the government. PCSUPT GILBERTO DC CRUZ, Regional Director of PRO13, said that the Indigenous people composed mainly of Manobo, Mamanwa, and Higaonon...

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Operation Blessings to Lumads

Operation Blessings to Lumads

A Joint Gift-Giving and Medical Mission Program dubbed as “Operation Blessings” was conducted by the 10FSMC, 10ID, PA headed by MAJ RAUL S SASUCA (MC) PA, Commanding Officer; 56th Infantry (TATAG) Battalion, 7ID, PA headed by MAJ RUSSEL ANTHONY B BUMANGLAG (INF) PA Battalion Executive Officer in collaboration with Operation Blessings Foundation Inc. headed by...

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PNP probes 17 NPA atrocities vs. Mindanao IPs

PNP probes 17 NPA atrocities vs. Mindanao IPs

From sexual abuse of Salugpungan students to the murder of tribal leaders, a team of lawyers and investigators from the Philippine National Police (PNP) are digging deeper into the alleged atrocities committed by the New People’s Army (NPA) against the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) of Mindanao. Supt. Louie Padillo of the Davao del Norte Provincial Police...

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Rise in civilian deaths due to NPA presence in IP communities

Rise in civilian deaths due to NPA presence in IP communities

Presidential Adviser for Indigenous Peoples’ (IPs) Concerns Allen Capuyan said the infiltration by the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) of tribal lands in Mindanao was purportedly responsible for the rising civilian death toll. During a House hearing on the complaints of various IP leaders regarding NPA’s continuing atrocities Wednesday, Capuyan...

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Manobo woman recalls NPA’s deceit, abuses

Manobo woman recalls NPA’s deceit, abuses

With high hopes of getting free education, 22-year-old Alice (not her real name), a Manobo tribe member in North Cotabato, joined the Mindanao Interfaith Services Foundation Inc. (MISFI) and even offered her services as a secondary school teacher. She recalled being recruited by members of the communist rebels March this year. She said the rebel...