Oliva: Writ of habeas corpus can be executed any day, DSWD-7 should release Lumad child

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/12/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — A writ of habeas corpus order from the court knows no weekend, that’s why the Department of Social Welfare and Services in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) must release the Lumad child to her…

Lumad father to DSWD-7: Release my child, respect court order

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A Lumad father, who wants to get his child back after the controversial “rescue-raid” of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Cebu City, is appealing to the Department of Social Welfare and Development…

Court to DSWD-7: Release Lumad minor to her father

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A trial court here has ordered state social workers of the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas or DSWD-7 to release from their custody one of the Lumad minors that…

Labella wants remaining Lumad children under DSWD care

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella wants the remaining Lumad children to be taken under the custody of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).  Labella said that the DSWD would be best…

PNP questions CHR findings on indoctrination of ‘lumad’ children in Cebu

Consuelo Marquez - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ 02/19/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday questioned the assessment made by the Commission on Human Rights’ (CHR) which said that the 19 “lumad” (Indigenous Peoples) children allegedly rescued by police in Cebu were…

CLB: Lumad children were ‘seized’ not ‘rescued,’ best interest for children ignored

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Children’s Legal Bureau (CLB) said the so-called “rescue operations” of the Philippine National Police (PNP) for the Lumad children at a retreat house situated at the University of San Carlos (USC)-Talamban Campus…

Human Rights Watch demands release of detained ‘lumad’ in Cebu

Consuelo Marquez - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ 02/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Human rights advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday called on the Philippine government to free the “lumad” (Indigenous Peoples) students and teachers, who were arrested after an alleged “rescue operation” by the…

Police ‘rescue’ Lumad minors in Cebu; university officials surprised with operation

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Pegeen Maisie Sararana 02/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police said it was a rescue operation, but for priests and administrators running the University of San Carlos (USC), they were surprised. Officers from the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) on…

DepEd shuts down 55 ‘lumad’ schools

07/17/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Progressive groups on Sunday condemned the Department of Education (DepEd) order suspending the permit to operate of 55 schools for indigenous children in the Davao region allegedly for teaching “left-leaning ideologies.” Bayan Muna Rep.…

Satur denies recruiting minors, confirms NPAs in lumad areas

Inquirer.net 12/03/2018

Former Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo on Monday denied recruiting minors to join communist rebels, adding that it was against the rule of the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army (CPP-NPA). “There is…

‘Lumad’ teacher tagged as NPA rebel freed from jail

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Inquirer.net 12/15/2017

A SCHOOL teacher in a lumad (indigenous peoples) community in southern Mindanao was recently released from jail after a trial court in Compostela Valley province dismissed the double murder and frustrated murder filed against her. Amelia Pond,…

Lumad blues and other woes

Gerard Pareja 10/29/2017

Dihang nagkaistoryahay kami ni Resil Mojares nga usa sa mga inila nga manunulat ug magtutudlo ning atong dakbayan gihisgutan namo ang pagpanulat sa pamantalaan. Miingon kanako si Resil nga dili siya ganahan mo himog inadlaw nga lindog.…

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