“Let the schools continue to operate.”
A mother’s joy | Lumad school holds graduation rites at evacuation center
“There was a part when the children went down from the stage and gave us their medals, as they were singing. I could not help but cry, I think all of us parents did.”
Learn from the Lumad, strive for a scientific and mass-oriented culture!
By JM Ayuste A few days ago, I was chatting with one Agham Youth member about our organizational principles and concerns. Our conversation steered to the need to establish and instill a culture of scientific inquiry and objectivity while grounding it on the needs of the masses. Since this idea was relatively new for her,…
Alamara militia works with, and for the military – Lumad
“I was accompanying 36 students of the Misfi academy when this happened. They also brought the students with me. We were interrogated.”
Suspected soldiers burn down Alcadev cottage in Agusan del Sur
Members of the Philippine Army’s 23rd infantry battalion reportedly told the community to burn down the school.
‘Defend Lumad schools, our beacons of hope’
“These beacons of hope for the indigenous communities are now being shadowed over by the continuing threat of militarization and development aggression.”
Alcadev: the school that feeds minds and communities
“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.”
‘Tribal schools help improve livelihood, boost confidence’
“I do not understand why the military is attacking our schools. They do not know its impact on our community.”
‘Sir Emok’s sacrifice’ pushes Alcadev teachers to carry on
BULATLAT SPECIAL REPORT:
Like their students, the young teachers of Alcadev are just as afraid and traumatized. But the tragedy was the crucible that strengthened their resolve to continue to serve and teach the Lumad youth.
#StopLumadKillings | A portrait of two Lumad mothers
Among some 3,000 Lumads seeking refuge at the Surigao del Sur Sports Center, there are two mothers of nearly the same age named Maribel Enriquez. Both seek justice for the plight they are going through because of the military.
Thousands attend burial of school director in Surigao del Sur
Related story: #GriefandRage | Thousands join funeral of 3 Surigao Sur ‘martyrs’ BUTUAN CITY – Friends and relatives of school administrator, Emerito Samarca, arrived in throngs last Saturday to pay their last respects to the man who they fondly called as “Tatay Emok”. Samarca, director of the Alternative Learning Center for Agriculture and Livelihood Development…