Protesters hound Education secretary Leonor Briones as she refuses to acknowledge the Lumad schools issues.
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‘The whole country is becoming a killing field, in the cities and the countryside, we seriously demand a stop to killings and upholding of democratic rights of the people.’
“Let the schools continue to operate.”
“Hearing the problems of the lumads (Mindanao’s IPs), they really inspire you and put your problems in perspective.”
“It is clear that soldiers have been using DSWD’s 4Ps program to threaten parents and children not to enroll in Misfi and Salugpungan schools.”
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The headlines of major dailies trumpeted the symbolic decommissioning of 145 fighters of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the turning over of 75 high-powered firearms. It is supposed to be a positive step toward peace. Also it was used as an occasion by the Aquino government to push for…
Lumad chiefs say they will not leave until their children are back in school.