Groups hold military, mining firm liable for Tampakan massacre
MANILA – Enraged over the massacre of an indigenous peoples family in Tampakan, South Cotabato, indigenous peoples, environmental advocates and human rights workers held a protest in front of the Department of National Defense (DND) at Camp Crame, October20.
According to an urgent action alert released by Karapatan, soldiers of the 27th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army went to the house of Dagil Capion at Fayahlob, Sitio Datal-Alyong , Danlag village, Tampakan town, Oct. 19. The soldiers under the command of Lt. Col Noel Alexis Bravo strafed the house. Daguil’s wife Juvy, who was two months pregnant, and their two sons Jorge, 13 and Jan-jan, seven years old, were killed. Their five-year-old daughter Vicky was wounded.