“The stand down agreement creates a favorable atmosphere for the resumption of the formal peace negotiations and the interim peace agreement to be signed in Oslo, hopefully on June 28.”
Day: June 11, 2018
“In his speech delivered at the assembly, Datu Guibang Apoga spoke of his desire for the Lumad schools to continue to serve his people. Owing to his failing health and increasing age, he spoke of what he perceived as his inadequacies as the tribe’s tribal chieftain. Nowhere in his brief discourse did he speak of surrendering his conviction nor did he endorse the demise of his tribe and his people.”
“We asked the government to dismantle haciendas and distribute the land to farmers for free but what we got were bullets.”
“Just days after his speech against the church, another killing was committed; the serious and alarming statements from the president against church people are very disturbing. It is in effect, license to those who committed these murders.”
Military operations in Lumad communities have heightened since the start of preparation for the opening of classes, according to SOS Network.