“This is the Duterte regime’s
version of peace – terrorizing communities and strengthening military rule over
civilians. This trend has progressively worsened under Duterte, with the Armed
Forces of the Philippines turning indigenous and peasant communities into their
playground for rights abuses. Their unwanted presence in rural areas has once
again caused the evacuation of more than a thousand individuals,” said
Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay.
(Photo courtesy of SOS Caraga)