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Forced to flee: How many have been displaced due to conflict

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FLEEING THE FIGHTING. A mother and her baby rest at an evacuation center at the Buru-on Barangay Hall in Iligan on the southern island of Mindanao on June 15, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Over 4 million Filipinos have been displaced in Mindanao alone since 2000, according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 11, 2017) — Apart from natural disasters and hazards, frequent conflicts in the Philippines, particularly in Mindanao, force residents to seek refuge in evacuation centers. Continue reading Forced to flee: How many have been displaced due to conflict

Duterte accepts Misuari’s offer of MNLF fighters vs Maute

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TROOPS IN SULU. President Rodrigo Duterte tells Joint Task Force Sulu of his offer to Muslim separatists and communist rebels to join the military. Malacañang photo

President Rodrigo Duterte also says MNLF, MILF, and NPA rebels can become soldiers, complete with salaries and housing benefits

MANILA, Philippines (May 29, 2017) — President Rodrigo Duterte accepted Nur Misuari’s offer to provide Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) fighters to help the government’s fight against local criminal and terror groups in Marawi City. Continue reading Duterte accepts Misuari’s offer of MNLF fighters vs Maute

More Lumad flee homes amid harassment

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UNDER THREAT. Datu Cris Olaño, a Lumad leader, expresses his concerns during a congressional inquiry on January 29, 2016. Photo by Editha Z. Caduaya/Rappler
Lumad from Davao del Norte claim that military and paramilitary forces still threaten their community

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Jan. 31, 2016) — Indigenous peoples from a village in Talaingod, Davao del Norte again expressed concerns about the alleged harassment by military and paramilitary forces in their area.

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