[From the web] Soldiers Stand Aside While Paramilitaries Attack Villagers, Students- HRW

Philippines: Soldiers Stand Aside While Paramilitaries Attack Villagers, Students Military claims of ‘tribal war’ and denials of complicity fall flat when troops do nothing (Manila, September 24, 2015) – The Philippine military has repeatedly stood aside while paramilitary forces have attacked indigenous villages and schools in the southern region of Mindanao, Human Rights Watch said…

[From the web] Killings of Philippine Tribal Members Spark Public Furor by Carlos Conde/HRW

Dispatches: Killings of Philippine Tribal Members Spark Public Furor Carlos H. Conde Researcher, Asia Division @condeHRW September 9, 2015 It’s been a bloodbath for the Lumad, the collective name for the indigenous peoples of the southern Philippines island of Mindanao. On August 18, Philippine government soldiers allegedly killed five members of a Lumad family  –…

[Statement] Lumad Rights are Human Rights -DAKILA

Lumad Rights are Human Rights We are disgusted by the unnecessary deaths of Syrain refugees, as we should. But something equaly atrocious is happening closer to home. Last Sept.1, Bagani paramilitary forces executed Lumad tribal leader Dionel Campos and alternative school executive director Emerito Samarca in front of their families and their community. Their crime,…