Stories of courage and perseverance of Lumad students and teachers poured out at the gathering.
“I have aready put my life on the line fighting for our rights. Let us return home.”
“We ask for the intervention of President Rodrigo R. Duterte on this matter as he has committed to work for the welfare of the lumads in their right to education and to just peace in their ancestral communities.” By DEE AYROSO Bulatlat MANILA – On World Teachers’ Day on Oct. 5, various groups called for…
“Let the schools continue to operate.”
In spite of military denials of links with paramilitary groups, Army soldiers and the paramilitary group Alamara continue to hold sway in southern Mindanao.
“We believe that no real freedom and peace will prosper in the Philippines if our state forces remain to be the number one human rights violator.”
The Salugpungan Ta’tanu Igkanugon Learning Center Inc. (STTILCI) in Davao del Norte – a school borne out of the Lumad’s unity to defend their ancestral land – continues to struggle against militarization.
Non-formal schools in far-flung villages are still under attack by military operations.