In today’s celebration, Lumad school children took turns in hugging the former lawmaker, thanking him for being an inspiration to their struggle for their rights and for their ancestral domains.
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The Department of Education last Tuesday issued a statement that it “did not order the closure of any school serving indigenous people’s learners.” “This is in view of a recent claim,” it added, “that a Salugpongan learning center in the [Davao] region was closed down ‘upon the order of the Department.” Salugpongan Ta Tanu Igkanogon…
In times of war and militarization, the children and the youth are subjected to all types of atrocities and all forms of violence, not least of all of strafing and indiscriminate firing.
MANILA — Christmas is just around the corner and in the spirit of giving, students from different schools in Metro Manila came together on Dec. 20 to bring Christmas cheer for more than 100 Lumad children who are staying at the UP Diliman Stud Farm in Quezon City. The Lumad children have been in the…
Lumad students and their teachers are still camped out at the Department of Education central office in Pasig City.
“It’s one of our initiatives to ensure that children continue to learn while demanding immediate action from the government.”
“Let us stand together in calling for peace in our country.”
“The money spent in dropping a single bomb could have gone a long way in providing for the education of Lumad children, but instead, the government uses it to destroy their lives and future.”
By SARAH RAYMUNDO Blood Rush The Lumad from different parts of Mindanao are still at the UP International Center (IC). Most of them are students from various Lumad schools. They take refuge here at the University after experiencing the horrifying impact of Martial Law in Mindanao. Lumad communities were once hopeful about the prospect of…
That they were able to set up their own water system after long years of deprivation reflects the Ata Manobo’s aspirations for genuine change in their community.
“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.”