BULATLAT SPECIAL REPORT:
“This is not just seeking sanctuary, but also our protest, to demand respect for us indigenous people, not just in Mindanao, but the whole country.”
“A resolute action is needed now to protect the Lumád way of life and to give the future generation the opportunity to interact with and learn from our indigenous tribes.”
“Moses said, ‘Let the people go.’ But today, we are asking to ‘let the people come.’”
“In Tacloban, there was Typhoon Yolanda, in Mindanao there are 56 military battalions, the strong storm against the people,.
A month-long campaign unites people from Mindanao with those in the Visayas and Luzon, to get the attention of the “center” – Metro Manila – the source of power, policies and indifference.
“If they are able to do surveillance inside campus, we can only imagine the magnitude of repression the Lumád experiences in Mindanao.”
“We promised our family we would seek justice no matter what hardships we encounter. The Manilakbayan will be just one among many journeys we will take to achieve this.”