Small-scale miners from the gold-rich town of Pantukan, Compostela Valley cried foul to the latest move of large-scale mining company National Development Corporation (Nadecor) which allegedly put up a steel gate and told them to get an identification card from the mining regulatory agencies of the government.
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Some 300 Matigsalug evacuees were dismayed to learn that upon returning home to Side Four village, Barangay Mangayon, their water system was cut off, rice supplies and livestock were missing and their houses were riddled with bullets.
Matigsalug leader Cristina Lantao said troops from the Army’s 25th Infantry Battalion arrived in their community in Sitio Bermuda, Purok 4 on Wednesday and told them they would occupy their village while conducting a three-week operation against the New People’s Army.
Farmers led by Barug Katawhan confront soldiers who have been camping in the farmers’ residence in Sitio Bongkilaton, Barangay Ngan in Compostela town of Compostela Valley Province. The farmers complained that soldiers are deployed due to mining operations by San Miguel Company. (davaotoday.com photo by Ace R. Morandante)
Datu Serrano Mambay-an, a Matigsalug leader of purok 4b, Barangay Mangayon said military presence has something to do with the mining operation in the area saying “gigamit jud na nga kompanyaha ang mga military, gibayaran gyud na karon nga panahon sa pag operasyon sa among bukid (the firm uses the military and pays them to operate in our villages).”
By JOHN RIZLE L. SALIGUMBA
The Rotto Fresh International Traders, a Cavendish banana plantation company in Compostela, Compostela Valley allegedly detained Redubla on suspicion that he helped New People’s Army guerillas in burning the company’s backhoe last July 13.
By DAVAO TODAY
Kontra Daya said the military and police gathered all the voters of clustered precinct 22 on Thursday — those coming from puroks 1, 4, 9, 10 and 11 — in the village hall to explain that their presence is for peacekeeping. “Voters felt otherwise. Many felt harassed and scared,” Kontra Daya said.
A PCOS machine in Compostela town, Compostela Valley refuses to accept the ballots Monday, causing a lot of voters to…