Consolidated Report as of 9 October 2015 on Armed Conflict in Surigao del Sur

Context

Fear and displacement broke out in parts of Surigao del Sur when the Executive Director of ALCADEV, Emerito Samarca, and two lumad leaders, Dionel Campos and Bello Sinzo, were killed in Sitio Hanayan in Barangay Diatagon, Lianga on 1 September 2015. The perpetrators were reported to belong to an armed group calling themselves the Magahat-Bagani.

Due to the violent nature of the deaths, as well as fear of getting caught in crossfire, more than 3,000 persons were displaced from the municipalities of San Miguel, Tago, Marihatag, San Agustin and Lianga. Some of these evacuees fled to the Surigao del Sur Sports Center, while others sought refuge at the Marihatag Municipal Gym or the Janipaan Elementary School.

Inquiries are currently ongoing to determine the perpetrators of the killings. The IDPs, particularly those from Kauban sa Lumad (KASALU) demanded the “disbanding of paramilitary bandits” and the arrest of the leaders of the groups responsible for the killings.

As of present, the IDPs have been away from their homes for more than a month.

Current Situation

 

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

As of 7 October 2015, almost 3,000 individuals from the municipalities of Lianga, Marihatag, San Agustin, Tago and San Miguel were still displaced.

 

The Surigao del Sur Sports Center housed 2,804 evacuees from 8 barangays in 5 municipalities. The following is the IDP data for this evacuation center from the PDRRMC:

MUNICIPALITIES BARANGAY SITIO / COMMUNITY NO. OF FAMILIES AFFECTED TOTAL PERSONS AFFECTED
LIANGA DIATAGON KM 15 16 75
MIKE 18 104
MANLUY-A 23 138
KM 9 34 175
KM 16 43 178
PANUKMUAN 8 54
DECOY 12 78
KM 14 11 59
EMERALD 31 145
HAN-AYAN 32 147
ALCADEV 0 100
SAN ISIDRO KIWAGAN 10 25
SAN AGUSTIN BUHISAN YADAWAN 9 39
MAGKAHUNAW 24 103
NEW KABOLOHAN 16 81
KABOLOHAN 50 227
MARIHATAG MAHABA LOCNODON 32 132
TAGO CARAS-AN LAGANGAN 33 169
MADRID 3 15

SAN MIGUEL
BOLHOON P-7 TAMBUNON 3 10
DAMSITE 7 30
BOGBOG 20 88
TAMBUNON 1 16 83
TAMBUNON 2 9 49
NAHIKYAD 10 62
TANDUNGAN 11 54
PUROK 2 11 56
NALINDOG 29 134
LIBAS SUD SANGAY 37 174
SAN ROQUE KATABADAN 4 20
5 LGUs 8 BRGYs 29 SITIOS 562 2,804

 

The Janipaan Elementary School housed 106 individuals from 2 barangays in the municipality of San Agustin. The following is the IDP data from the PDRRMC:

MUNICIPALITIES BARANGAY SITIO / COMMUNITY NO. OF FAMILIES AFFECTED TOTAL PERSONS AFFECTED
SAN AGUSTIN BUHISAN MAGKAHUNAW 18 67
JANIPAAN YADAWAN 10 39
1 LGU 2 BRGYs 2 SITIOS 28 106

 

The Marihatag Municipal Gymnasium housed 503 evacuees as of 2 October 2015. However, almost half that number has since returned to their homes. An estimated number of 60 families remain at the evacuation center. More details will arrive from the MSWD Marihatag tomorrow. In the meantime, here is the data as of 2 October:

MUNICIPALITIES BARANGAY SITIO / COMMUNITY NO. OF FAMILIES AFFECTED TOTAL PERSONS AFFECTED
MARIHATAG MAHABA PUROK RAMBOTAN 35 181
PUROK LANZONES 33 153
PUROK KALAMANSI 26 103
PALOMPON 1 10
SAN ROQUE 16 56
1 LGU 1 BRGY 5 SITIOS 111 503

 

Relief Organizations Operating in the Area

 

·        Tandag City Sports Complex

  • Feeding program and relief distribution provided by TV 5 Alagang Kapatid Foundation and Church of Latter Day Saints to the Tandag City Sports Complex.
  • Daily medical consultations, including dispensing of medication, conducted by doctors and nurses from the Provincial Health Office.
  • Relief packs and food regularly provided by the PSWD
  • Hygiene kit distribution and maintenance of latrines by the Red Cross
  • Maintenance of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene by UNICEF
  • Water provided by the Provincial Government

·        Marihatag Municipal Gym

  • Relief packs provided by the Provincial Government

 

Intervention

 

  • Regular monitoring and reporting being done by Team CaLia in coordination with the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and the Incident Command Post.
  • Distributed the following relief items:
    • From Disaster Aid International:
      • 400 tarps
      • 150 blankets
      • 10 tents
      • 15 boxes of soap

 

Needs

 

  • Potable water supply is still deficient in the Tandag City Sports Complex.
  • Regular medical consultations in Marihatag still lack medicines such as those for infection, fever, cough, cold and diarrhea.
  • Psychosocial services particularly for displaced children.

 

Donations Received

 

In Cash, As of 2 October 2015:

  • Php   5,000.00             KPMFI and GMPI
  • Php 50,000.00             Teody Peña / Pag-Inupdanay, Inc.
  • Php 65,400.00             Teody Peña / Pag-Inupdanay, Inc.

 

In Kind:

  • 5 sacks of rice Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro c/o Msgr. Perseus
  • 10 sacks of rice Nazareno Parish c/o Fr. Pulgo
  • 10 sacks of rice Nazareth Parish c/o Msgr. Nene Villamil
  • Tents, blankets and tarps (standby relief goods in the DREAM Warehouse from Disaster Aid International)

 

Plans

  • Distribute the rice donated by Cagayan de Oro parishes by next week.
  • Distribute drinking water by next week.
  • Conduct psychosocial support.

 

 

Daghang salamat!

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