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“What’s at stake here is the Lumad schools, the heritage, the yutang kabilin (ancestral land). The Lumad must survive.” — UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan
There have been 95 cases of attacks on schools by soldiers and paramilitary groups.
By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star “Mindanao is no longer home for the Higaonons, for the B’laans, Ata Manobos and other indigenous people. Their leaders are either killed by the military and paramilitary groups or slapped with trumped-up criminal charges to bring them to prison. Their self-initiated schools are closed…
Some Lumad schools may not be able to start classes on June 1, with soldiers encamped in the area.
By GLADES JANE MAGLUNSOD Bulatlat.com DAVAO CITY — The recognition rites is a very important event for every parent, teacher, and student. It is like a license for one to move on to the next level. The eighth Moving Up Recognition Rites of the MIFSI Academy was recently held in Davao City to recognize Ata…
The continued commercialization of education and attacks in schools in the countryside shows how the Aquino administration values the Filipino youth. It doesn’t.
“Soldiers are attacking the alternative schools in the countryside simply because the government does not want the indigenous people to know their rights.” – Dulphing Ogan, a Blaan and secretary general of Kusog sa Katawhang Lumad sa Mindanao (Kalumaran)