Monthly Archives: October 2015

October 09, 2015

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…