“I was accompanying 36 students of the Misfi academy when this happened. They also brought the students with me. We were interrogated.”
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“President Aquino, your heart is as hard as that of the Pharaoh who refused to end the oppression of God’s chosen people.”
“They are here now because Luistro did nothing when their schools were being shut down by the state and paramilitary forces.”
The Save our Schools Network said Education Secretary Bro.Armin Luistro has become instrumental in the perpetration of attacks on schools all over Mindanao.
By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld Lumad extrajudicial killings and forced evacuations due to military and paramilitary forces rampaging across the indigenous people’s ancestral domain in the remaining frontiers of Mindanao have finally made its mark on the national public consciousness. The arrival of the Manilakbayan 2015, a contingent of more than 700 people who…
“Even in the middle of this very urbanized city, the Talabugta is there.”
The second in five children, he had to discontinue college at the University of Mindanao in 2009, after his father, Ludiño Monzon, was gunned down allegedly by soldiers from 67th Infantry Battalion in Boston, Davao Oriental, near a police station.
More than 70 indigenous organizations from across Asia urged President Benigno Aquino III to put an end to the killings and attacks against the Lumad of Mindanao.
“We are here to bring the bad news of the attacks on the people of Mindanao. But we also bring the good news, that we are not afraid, that we know why this is happening, and that our actions are just.”
“We are Filipinos, too. We should fight for each other’s rights.”
Their only dream is to uplift their lives, have education that their ancestors have been deprived of, live peacefully in their ancestral land and develop it for their families and the next generation.