Photo essay

Refugees forgotten in Mindanao fighting

It has been almost a year since fighting broke out between government forces and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front after the Supreme Court struck down the Memorandum Agreement on Ancestral Domain. While the story of the continued fighting still makes headlines, the story of the refugees who fled the fighting has been dropped from the frontpages and the line-ups of the major newscasts. Recently, a group of journalists travelled to Mindanao to chronicle the plight of the refugees and to remind the public of the people they have so easily forgotten. Photos and narration by Nonoy Espina.