Posts by tag: militarization

5 years ago

Lumad group decries ‘enemy of the state’ tag, hits reso questioning DSWD MOU

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Lumad group decries ‘enemy of the state’ tag, hits reso questioning DSWD MOU

The PASAKA Confederation of Lumad Organizations in Southern Mindanao, an alliance of several town-based Lumad organizations expressed indignation at the joint resolution issued by the Regional Peace and Order Council 11 and the Regional Defense Council 11, which urged the office of the president to review the existing memorandum of agreement between the Department of Social Welfare and Development and PASAKA.

9 years ago

Agusanon Manobo evacuees now in Davao City

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Agusanon Manobo evacuees now in Davao City

“Unsaon namo pag-uli nga naa pa may gyera didto sa amoa?(How are we going home when there’s still a war going on there?)” said Jocely Andaliki “At least diri, safety among paminaw, di pareha didto sa amoa nga giabog mi mismo sa among gobernor, (Here, we feel safe, not like there where our governor drove us out).”

9 years ago

Abuses, then and now, for Agusanons

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Abuses, then and now, for Agusanons

By JOHN RIZLE L. SALIGUMBA
Davao Today

Juanita Loreto said prior to the military operation, the Bagani members had been going around the community forcing them to sign a “tie-up” agreement with a company to build a plantation for tuba-tuba (jathropa) and biograss.”We refused their demand for us to ask to sign a blank paper that would sell-off our land to the company,” she said.