URGENT ALERT: 15 year-old Lumad student in Talaingod – shot by a member of Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU)

The SOS Network have just recently received an information that a 15 year-old Lumad student in Talaingod was shot by a member of Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU) in Sitio Milyong, Brgy. Sto. Niño, Talaingod, Davao del Norte.

The victim, Jerome Pangadas, 15 years old, was a grade six student of Salugpongan Ta ‘Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Center and a resident of Sitio Kamingawan, Brgy. Palma Gil, Talaingod.

Reports from the community said that on March 15, at around 6 p.m., Eroy Balentin, a CAFGU member open fired at certain ‘Andomeng’ and ‘Umow’, residents of Sitio Milyon, Brgy. Sto. Niño, Talaingod. One of them only sustained wounds while it hit Jerome in the head killing him on the spot. He was then watching TV at Andomeng’s house when the incident happened.

Since last year, the military have been stepping-up its recruitment of CAFGU and paramilitary among the Manobo residents in Talaingod.

Other details will follow.

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Source: Save Our Schools Network facebook page

Date: March 17, 2019