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 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 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.
Continue reading More Lumad flee homes amid harassment