Author Archives: ALEX D. LOPEZ

6 days ago

IN PHOTOS: What happened to Duterte’s independent foreign policy?

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IN PHOTOS: What happened to Duterte’s independent foreign policy?

As people recall the day when American military bases were kicked out from the Philippines on September 16, 1991, thousands of Lumad and Moro people who joined the Lakbayan of National Minorities protested outside the US Embassy in Manila on September 15 to oppose the increasing US interventions and presence in the country under the Duterte administration.

7 days ago

TRUMP & DUTERTE

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TRUMP & DUTERTE

Lumad and Moro delegates of the Lakbayan of National Minorities burn an effigy that represented US President Donald Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in a rally near the US Embassy in Manila on Friday, September 15. (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)

1 week ago

CLASH

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CLASH

Lumad and Moro delegates of Lakbayan of National Minorities clash with police forces as they pushed their way towards the US Embassy in Manila on Friday, September 15. (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)

1 week ago

DAY OF OUTRAGE

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DAY OF OUTRAGE

Lumad and Moro delegates to this year’s Lakbayan of National Minorities condemned on Thursday, September 14 in a rally held at the historic Mendiola Bridge in Manila the killing of Obillo Bay-ao, the 19-year old lumad student from Talaingod in Davao del Norte killed by the paramilitary group in the area. (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)

1 week ago

LIGHT MOMENT

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LIGHT MOMENT

Outgoing DAR Secretary Rafael Mariano share light moments with incoming DAR Officer-in-Charge Secretary Rosalina Bistoyong during the turn-over ceremony on Wednesday, September 13 at the DAR central office in Quezon City. (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)

2 weeks ago

Minorities: Duterte absolving Marcos from crimes

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Minorities: Duterte absolving Marcos from crimes

More than a thousand Lumad and Moro delegates to this year’s Lakbayan of National Minorities stormed the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) in Taguig City on Monday, September 11 to protest and condemn what they perceive as deliberate moves of the Duterte administration in glorifying the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr.

2 weeks ago

PROTEST ON MARCOS’ CENTENNIAL

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PROTEST ON MARCOS’ CENTENNIAL

Protesters outside the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City on Monday, September 11, burn a streamer to condemn what they perceive as the resemblance of President Duterte and the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in terms of leadership and governance. (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)

2 weeks ago

‘NO.1 TERRORIST’

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‘NO.1 TERRORIST’

Lumad and Moro leaders from Mindanao burn a US flag to symbolize their resistance against the continued war on terror against their communities. The delegates of the Lakbayan of National Minorities held a protest inside the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City on Sunday, September 10. (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)