A Marawi City evacuee tells of the hardship of searching for his kin under martial law in Mindanao.
“The indigenous peoples are driven out of their ancestral lands, to hunger, to scarce nutrients and agricultural land for planting food, to thirst as they steadily get deprived of water.
“All of Duterte’s wars are really against the people.”
Similar tales of forced evacuation from their lands hounded the rest of the national minorities, spurring them to this second Lakbayan.
The Lumad Lakbayanis from Southern Mindanao were held by Coast Guard authorities in Butuan City Port on August 21 as they were about to board the ship to Cebu.