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40 days | Still no arrest made on Lianga massacre, as killings continue

“The truth about the killings and forcible evacuation has been clear since the first week of the incident, yet in the delay, many lies have been forcefully fed to the public to justify the systematic military operation against Lumad schools, progressive organizations and communities in Mindanao.”

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and its most rabid apologists are trying desperately to stem the tide of public outrage here and abroad over the series of killings of unarmed lumad leaders, their supporters, and ordinary community members attributed to paramilitary groups created, funded, directed, and protected…

Voice of a Lumad widow: Our land, our blood

“All we want is for our children to know how to read, write and have a better life ahead of them. The Lumad took a stand to protect the environment and give our children education but they don’t want us to do that. The government and the capitalists want us to remain uneducated, primitive and weak.”