/ by John Javellana

Adelfa Belayong from Kinaymaybay in Esperanza, Agusan del Sur. Wife to Datu Mampaagi Belayong, a highly respected leader of the Higaonon community, killed in 2009. Sister to Datu Arpe Belayong, member of the local Higaonon organization Linundigan, killed in 2010. The two were slain by alleged paramilitary groups after they refused to sign a Free, Prior and Informed Consent contract (FPIC) that will voluntarily surrender their land to mining operations. Now her life is also under threat.

Adelfa Belayong from Kinaymaybay in Esperanza, Agusan del Sur. Wife to Datu Mampaagi Belayong, a highly respected leader of the Higaonon community, killed in 2009. Sister to Datu Arpe Belayong, member of the local Higaonon organization Linundigan, killed in 2010. The two were slain by alleged paramilitary groups after they refused to sign a Free, Prior and Informed Consent contract (FPIC) that will voluntarily surrender their land to mining operations. Now her life is also under threat.