Tribal leaders of Lumad to sue CPP-NPA Joma Sison: "Ginagahasa, pinapapatay, pati na mga bahay namin kinukuha nila..." - The Daily Sentry

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Tribal leaders of Lumad to sue CPP-NPA Joma Sison: "Ginagahasa, pinapapatay, pati na mga bahay namin kinukuha nila..."



Another Lumad leader murdered by CPP-NPA terrorist in Surigao del Sur. Image and caption credit to Hukbo.com
A tribal leader of Lumad said during an interview with PTV that they will file a case against the leader and founder of CPP-NPA Joma Sison because of what his group has been doing to his tribe.

According to Lipatuan Joel Unad, the Chairman of the Mindanao Indigenous People Conference for Peace and Development, the terrorist group is molesting Lumads and some have been physically abused most especially the older ones.

120 tribal leaders from Mindanao to sue CPP-NPA for violating indigenous people's rights. Image credit to UNTV News
"Ipa-member ka sa CPP-NPA turuan ka kung paano kumanta ng national anthem ng mga CPP-NPA. Tinuturuan ka paano pag-dismantle ng baril. Iyon ba ang totoong pagtulong sa mga katutubo?” Unad lamented.

“Ang UP iyon pala ang institution for the indigenous people para sa lahat sana. Pero ngayon ang UP kampuhan ng mga kabataan na ginagamit ng CPP-NPA. Tinuturuan ka pala ng batas ng komunista,” he added.

A total of 120 tribal chieftains from Mindanao traveled to Manila to file charges against the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) for multiple violations of the indigenous people’s rights and other lawless acts.


"So, ang importante sa amin ngayon, kailangan masampahan ang CPP-NP ng kaso. Headed by Jose Maria Sison. Marami silang ginagawa. Ang mga kabataan namin ay pinag-aaral sa hindi totoong paaralan. Pangalawa, ang mga matatanda ay pinapatay pag hindi sumama sa kanila. Pangatlo, ang mga kabataan namin ay mga abusong ginagawa. Pang-apat, ang aming ancestral domain, sila na ang nag-occupy. 'Yung army at sundalo na ng NPA na ang nag-occupy." Lumad leader said during the interview.


Unad insisted that the alleged mass protests against the government were the works of the leftists and not their group. He also countered reports on social media accusing them as fake tribal leaders.

“Sinasabi po ng social media na ang mga taong ito peke pero ito ang proseso natin kung maging peke ang mga tribal leaders na nandito hindi nakasulat sa kabundukan at saka katubigan at saka sa history yung mga pangalan nila,” he said.

Unad calls on the NPA to stop occupying their territory as they want to protect and preserve their culture and traditions.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives a warm welcome to one of the leaders from various indigenous peoples tribes of Mindanao. Image credit to Presidential Communications Operations Office
They call on the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to help them protect their ancestral domain defense system so that economic development will also come their way such as proper education. 


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Source: PTV