Published March 26, 2020, 11:14 AM
By Czarina Nicole Ong Ki
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) expressed alarm over the recent attack against an indigenous community in Kapalong, Davao Del Norte by alleged members of the New People’s Army despite the onslaught of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
The reported attack took place early morning of March 24 in the remote village of Sitio Tapayanon, Barangay Gupitan of the town.
CHR Spokesperson Atty. Jacqueline Ann de Guia said that the Commission denounces that act of “deliberate violence” by the armed group. She stressed that the protection of indigenous cultural communities and indigenous peoples (IPs) in times of armed conflict and prohibition have been established under R.A. 8371 or
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