“We are saddened that the government’s mandate to recognize and uphold the right of the Lumad to education and self-determination is superseded by a militaristic approach that further marginalizes the Lumad.”
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“I was forced to state my name and admit that I am a supporter to clear my name.”
“Malayong lupain amin mang marating. Di rin magbabago ang damdamin.”
Members of the Philippine Army’s 23rd infantry battalion reportedly told the community to burn down the school.
“The efforts of the school to help us improve our lives have long been vilified. The government said our teachers taught us how to handle guns and rifles. That is a lie.”
“I do not understand why the military is attacking our schools. They do not know its impact on our community.”