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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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23 former rebels receive financial assistance under E-CLIP

23 former rebels receive financial assistance under E-CLIP

About 23 former rebels (FRs) including DATU GUIBANG APOGA, the Legendary Founder of Salugpungan Ta’Tanu Igkanogon from Talaingod, Davao del Norte were recently given financial assistance under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) of the government by Provincial Government of Davao del Norte on 07 December 2018 at Bulwagan ng Karunungan Government Center, Mankilam,...

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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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PNP, AFP recommend 1-year ML extension in Mindanao: Albayalde

PNP, AFP recommend 1-year ML extension in Mindanao: Albayalde

Police and military officials have signed a document recommending to President Rodrigo Duterte a year-long extension of martial law in Mindanao, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Director General Oscar Albayalde, confirmed. “We have just signed a document together with the outgoing military chief of staff (Gen. Carlito Galvez) recommending the extension of martial law in...

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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...

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NCIP condemns Satur Ocampo for alleged trafficking of minors

NCIP condemns Satur Ocampo for alleged trafficking of minors

The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) condemned Bayan Muna president and former solon Satur Ocampo and his companions’ activities which included the alleged trafficking of 14 Lumad minors. In a statement released on Monday, NCIP also condemned Ocampo’s group for what they call as disregard of the right of Ata-Manobo Indigenous Cultural Communities (ICC)...

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Reds’ PH anthem version meant to fight gov’t, demean troops

Reds’ PH anthem version meant to fight gov’t, demean troops

The New People’s Army’s (NPA) attempt to teach minors an alternative version of the Philippine National Anthem “Lupang Hinirang” is part of their efforts to fight the government and demonize troops tasked to protect the country from such threats. This was disclosed by Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs office chief, Col. Noel...

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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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