The Department of Education’s order to suspend the operations of 55 lumad schools, mostly in Davao del Norte, is the latest challenge in the Mindanao indigenous people’s struggle to keep running their own schools as an expression of their cultural autonomy and identity. Should the DepEd order lead to the total shutdown of the schools…
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The real target of military operations in Mindanao
On Monday, Dec. 3, Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. publicly tagged Bayan Muna former representative Satur Ocampo and ACT Teachers’ Partylist Rep. France Castro an “active members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA).” In a news report, Galvez claimed that Ocampo and Castro, who…
Told of CHR inaction, Gascon apologizes to Lumad children, promises swift response
The lumad urged CHR Chair Chito Gascon and the CHR to go directly to the Lumad communities to investigate.
Lumad children to DepEd: ‘Ban soldiers from schools’
“Allowing military presence in educational institutions is tantamount to increasing the risks for children.” – SOS Network