“Don’t just talk with the military and the mayor, talk also with the internally displaced persons, some of them don’t even have adequate communal facilities such as toilets.”
Sandugo – Movement of Moro and Indigenous Peoples for Self-Determination vice-chairperson Jerome Aladdin Succor Aba has been denied entry to the US and is being held at the airport.
The Lakbayan camp is like a river junction from where water rushes stronger towards a new direction.
The interests of national minorities are in place in the NDFP proposal for social and economic reforms.
Sandugo allied groups filed complaints of rights abuses under President Duterte’s all-out war and martial law in Mindanao.
“Duterte continued the War on Terror policy which carried terrorism in our country and the whole world.”
“We condemn the Dawlah Islamiya in Marawi, but the US-Duterte regime is a bigger terrorist.”
“We came here to demand justice,”
A Marawi City evacuee tells of the hardship of searching for his kin under martial law in Mindanao.
On its second assembly, Sandugo takes stock of the past year under President Duterte.
The University of the Philippines-Diliman serves as the base camp for some 3,000 national minorities up to Sept. 22.