While urban centers are bombarded with advertisements and campaign materials of politicians running for office, BS Aquino and the AFP bombards the remote communities of Lumad with guns and bullets, human rights group Karapatan said.
THE AFP SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE CONTINUING ATTACKS AGAINST LUMAD SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES!Submitted on Mon, 11/16/2015 - 19:08
We strongly condemn the recent burning of our ALCADEV satellite school in Sitio Km. 30, Brgy. Padiay, Sibagat, Agusan del Sur! At around 2:00 in the morning of November 12, six unidentified men burned down the teachers’ cottage destroying books, school supplies, instructional and learning materials, stocks of rice, power generator set, audio-video equipment, sewing machine, kitchen utensils and farm tools. About 5,000 banana and abaca seedlings in the school nursery of hardwood and fruit trees located adjacent to the cottage were also destroyed.
“Jalandoni Campos’ arrest is blatant political harassment against progressive people’s organizations and partylists,”, states Dr. Naty Castro, secretary general of Karapatan Caraga.
The human rights alliance Karapatan denounces the continued military operations of the 58th IBPA at Lianga, Surigao del Sur which caused the evacuation of over 300 families or 1,795 individuals, mostly lumads (indigenous peoples), from their homes.