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‘Halos wala na ngang suporta na nakukuha ang mga lumad community schools mula sa pamahalaan, kinakampuhan at inaatake pa sila ng mga militar,’
In mourning and indignation, some 10,000 joined the funeral march in Butuan city on Sept. 12. Marchers held a one-minute noise barrage as they passed by Camp Rafael Rodriguez, the headquarters of the Philippine National Police (PNP), and also at the Camp Bancasi, base of the Philippine Army 402nd Brigade.
A government PowerPoint presentation purportedly proves that lumad communities in Mindanao seen by authorities as breeding grounds for communist rebels, are targets of the state’s counterinsurgency program through a strategy that involves both military and civilian agencies, the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan said.
THE Supreme Court ordered the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to explain within 72 hours the allegation of harassment by members of various militant organizations.
The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP condemns in the strongest terms the recent spate of massacres in the Lumad communities in Lianga, Surigao del Sur and Pangantucan, Bukidnon in Mindanao. Last September 1, 2015, Emerito ‘Tatay Emok’ Samarca, executive director of the Alternative Learning Center for Agriculture and Development, Inc. (ALCADEV), Dionel Campos, chairperson of MAPASU (Persevering Struggle for Future Manobo Generations), and his cousin Aurelio “Bello” Sinzo were killed. While the teachers and students of the school were harassed, and hundreds of individuals have been displaced in Barangay Diatagon, Lianga, Surigao del Sur. In Barangay Mendis, Pangantucan, Bukidnon, five lumads were killed in what the police and military assert was a “legitimate encounter” between state forces and the New People’s Army.