Bakwits/Internally Displaced Persons

Bakwits/Internally Displaced Persons

Sana wala nang gyera, Sana wala nang bakwit

This documentary tackles the ordeal of the evacuees in the context of the repeated armed conflicts in Central Mindanao, their rights under the UN...

Mamanwa ‘bakwits’ come home

ZAPANTA VALLEY, Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte (MindaNews/23 June) – Mamanwa “bakwits,” or internally displaced persons, returned to their homes in this hinterland part of...

212 villagers flee after NPA-AFP clashes in NorthCot

MAKILALA, North Cotabato (MindaNews/14 June) – At least 212 villagers, mostly women and children, from a remote area in this town evacuated to safer...

Bayan Muna rep asks Surigao mayor to help Mamanwa evacuees

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/14 June) – Bayan Muna Partylist Rep. Teddy A. Casiño appealed last week to City Mayor Ernesto T. Matugas to assist the...

Surigao City mayor to send Mamanwa ‘bakwits’ home

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/08 June) – Facing pressure from some residents, City Mayor Ernesto Matugas assured that Mamanwas who fled their homes in a village...

Aid to bakwits has reached P1.2-B

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/07 May) -- Assistance to internally displaced persons, or bakwits, due to the armed conflict between the government and the Moro Islamic...

Displaced Kabacan residents return home

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/14 February) --  At least 96 families displaced by more than a month of armed fighting between two warring Moro clans in...

Houses burn, thousands flee as MNLF, MILF clash in Kabacan

KABACAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews/10 February) -- From the top of a hill, Sittie Tagigaya saw the houses in her village, Barangay Nangaan in Kabacan town, burn as the sound of the gun battle echoed along the Pulangi River last Wednesday. “The smoke was thick across the sky. It was very terrifying,” Tagigaya narrated.

The bakwits of Mindalano: finally, a roof over their heads

MINDALANO, Salvador, Lanao del Norte (MindaNews/22 December) - Two-year old Norhanif  was a picture of serenity as he slept in a hammock fashioned out...

Fast food chains back UN anti-hunger program for children in Mindanao's conflict-affected areas

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 December) --- Fill your hunger and ease a child's empty stomach this holiday season. Eating at Pizza Hut and Taco Bell...

Land feud sparks clash in Pikit

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/05 December) - A land dispute has led to an armed clash between members of the Civilian Volunteers Organization and suspected Moro...

MILF: IMT can stay 'til Feb. 28; Peace groups say panels should meet now

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 December) -  The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has announced it will "interpose no objection" to the Philippine government's request for...

Rep. Rodriguez files bill penalizing 'war profiteers'

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 November) - "War profiteers" taking advantage of relief goods for internally displaced persons (IDPs) face between six and 12 years of...

KC visits Datu Salibo the second time as WFP's ambassador vs hunger

DATU SALIBO, Maguindanao (MindaNews/12 October)  - Unmindful of the ankle-deep floodwaters that greeted her arrival at the Pagatin Elementary School, actress KC Concepcion yesterday...

Bakwits to get "guaranteed employment" in gov't project for 100 days a year

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/21 September) -- Internally displaced persons, more popularly known as "bakwits," will be entitled to a hundred day "guaranteed employment" in a...

Bakwits spend 10th Ramadan in evacuation center

PAGALUNGAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews/05 September) – Around 150 evacuees who have not returned home since the “all-out war” waged by then President Joseph Estrada, have...

Pres. Roxas ‘bakwits’ refuse to go home

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/03 September) -- Displaced families from Barangay Salat in President Roxas, site of the recent armed fighting between warring Moro groups, have...

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