Are indigenous Filipinos being murdered for anti-mine activism? How paramilitaries rule by fear in Mindanao

by Lennart Hofman

Photo: IRIN

Kailo Bontulan sat in front of a cluster of thatched bamboo huts next to a humble Protestant church in Davao, a city on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. About 700 members of his indigenous community fled there almost a year ago following deadly attacks by paramilitary groups.