Instead of listening to military generals whom they perceived of having no idea of their real situation, Lumad leaders and students from Mindanao appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte to come and listen to their stories and pleas.
Author Archives: ALEX D. LOPEZ
Lumad leaders and students from Southern Mindanao Region, CARAGA and SOCCSKSARGEN call on President Rodrigo Duterte to stop the military attacks in lumad schools and the lift the martial law as they joined the protest actions in the ongoing Kampuhan (camp out) at the historic Mendiola Bridge in Manila. (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)
They came – the workers, peasants and indigenous peoples, to represent their class to depict the true conditions of their communities and workplaces during the second State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte. They joined the thousands of the marginalized sectors of the country and camped out in strategic areas in Metro Manila to air out their grievances that one year into the present administration, no changes were effected in Mindanao.
Thousands of peasants, workers, indigenous people, urban poor and other sectors coming from various parts of the country march towards the House of Representatives on Monday, July 24 to air out the people’s grievances in time with the second State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte. (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)
More than 300 workers from Southern Tagalog, National Capital Region, Southern Mindanao Region and CARAGA (Region XIII) in Mindanao converged in a camp-out at the historic Mendiola Bridge in Manila.
Labor leaders from various places in the country expressed fear and concern over more cases of suppression of their rights as lawmakers on Saturday voted 461 to 18 the extension of the imposition of Martial Law and the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao.
Representatives from Lumad, workers, urban poor and other sectors from various parts of the country gather in front of the House of Representatives in Quezon City on Saturday morning, July 22, as lawmakers debated for the extension of martial law imposition in Mindanao. (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)
For Samira Gutoc-Tomawis, the decision reached by the members of Congress on Saturday, July 22 was a vote against the interest of the people of Marawi.
Lorena Mandacawan, a mother from Talaingod in Davao del Norte is among the participants during the protest action at the Boy Scout Circle in Quezon City on Friday where she appealed to end the military and paramilitary operations in their area that greatly affected the schooling of their children and the daily activities of the Lumad schools. (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)
Representatives from various Indigenous Peoples and Moro organizations are here in the country’s capital to lobby their call for the stop of all-out war in Mindanao, especially in far-flung areas.