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Duterte Plan Against Rebels Ignores Tribal Community Concerns

Expand Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, wearing a military uniform, gestures as he attends the 67th founding anniversary of the First Scout Ranger regiment in San Miguel town, Bulacan province, north of Manila, Philippines November 24, 2017. © 2017 Reuters Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has unveiled a new strategy to deal with the country’s long-running communist insurgency: allow private business and investments into ancestral lands of indigenous peoples and end the poverty that fuels the rebellion. By opening up the lands to private investment and creating employment opportunities…

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