“We are saddened that the government’s mandate to recognize and uphold the right of the Lumad to education and self-determination is superseded by a militaristic approach that further marginalizes the Lumad.”
Datu Kaylo clarified that Salugpongan has been recognized by the NCIP Region XI as Tribal Council of elders in 2003, and it is entitled to all rights, benefits, and privileges granted under Republic Act 8371 or the Indigenous Peoples’Rights Act (IPRA).
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…
“It’s one of our initiatives to ensure that children continue to learn while demanding immediate action from the government.”
Tireless, hardworking, and dedicated, the educator is greatly missed by students and other teachers.
By JM Ayuste A few days ago, I was chatting with one Agham Youth member about our organizational principles and concerns. Our conversation steered to the need to establish and instill a culture of scientific inquiry and objectivity while grounding it on the needs of the masses. Since this idea was relatively new for her,…