Appeals for Action

Community leaders, teachers of Lumad school in CARAGA harassed with trumped-up cases

Dear friends, 

Community leaders in Lianga, Surigao del Sur, and teachers of Alternative Learning Center for Agricultural and Livelihood Development, Inc. (ALCADEV) and Tribal Filipino Program of Surigao del Sur (TRIFPSS) are facing trumped-up charges of child trafficking, concocted by the 75th Infantry Battalion-Philippine Army (IBPA) and the 402nd In fantry Brigade – Philippine Army. The leaders charged are all members of the Malahutayong Pakigbisog alang sa Sumusunod (MAPASU), a regional organization of indigenous communities opposed to mining, militarization and other anti-people State policies. This case has shown how the military have sunk to deplorable maneuvers of using children against teachers and leaders. Time and again, the State has resorted to the criminalization of environment, land, and human rights activists who defend their communities.


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