“I think, what I constantly learn from indigenous people is we have to simplify everything. We all have to strip away all these veneer and all these capitalist consumptive destructions of the earth and coal, and oil, and logging and live simple lives connected to our mother.” — Eve Ensler
Tags: internal refugees in Mindanao
The living conditions of the Lumad in the evacuation center make them, especially the infants and children, vulnerable to illnesses resulting from lack of food, water and facilities for sanitation. “Their daily lives, work and schools have sadly become “collateral damage to the Arroyo’s counterinsurgency campaign,” says Gabriela Rep. Luz Ilagan.