“He became the leader in his class. After school, he helped his father in tilling a piece of land.”
“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.”
The lumad urged CHR Chair Chito Gascon and the CHR to go directly to the Lumad communities to investigate.
In Sultan Kudarat, the town mayor, the police and some local govt agencies are bringing the military’s counter-insurgency operations to IP schools, forcingout of school over a thousand Dulangan Manobo students.
Lumad, peasants and small-scale miners stopped traffic in downtown Davao City on March 18.