A Lumad farmer was shot dead by elements of the 23rd IB of the Philippine Army in Sityo Bulak, Lower Olave, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte earlier today, September 15, 2018.
Rex Hangadon was resting in a hut in the community’s communal farm with his father Bandi when soldiers opened fire. Witnesses said that they saw Rex’s lifeless body carried by soldiers outside the hut. His father remains missing as of this writing.
This led to yet another evacuation of the entire community to another part of the baranggay. Thirty-eight (38) Higaonon families evacuated for one week last September 7 due to military presence and human rights abuses against members of the community.
Updates to follow.