At least 42 indigenous people have been killed in the two years of the Duterte presidency. He has continued the practice of the Aquino III administration of villification and killing of indigenous human rights defenders, including the Lumad. He also gave explicit orders for his military to bomb Lumad schools, which is considered as a war crime.
Datu Victor Danyan and seven other T’boli defenders in Brgy. Ned, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato were among those killed by Duterte’s military dogs.