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)
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Kamir, Sarip and Akir are among the Maranaw contingents who joined this year’s Lakbayan of National Minorities.
Lumad students from various parts of Mindanao who took part in this year’s Lakbayan of National Minorities got the chance to see face-to-face victims of the dreaded anti drug war, known as “Oplan Tokhang”, of the Duterte administration in an activity inside the Kampuhan in UP Diliman on Friday, September 8.
The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas pointed at President Rodrigo Duterte as behind the rejection of the appointment of Rafael Mariano as secretary of the Department of Agrarian Reform.
Farmer leaders from various parts of the country who are joining this year’s Lakbayan of National Minorities have expressed concern over the cases of extrajudicial killings that victimized their leaders and Lumad members in Mindanao.
For progressive farmers organizations in the country, the rejection of Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano by the powerful Commission on Appointments only shows that the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is leaning towards the landlords and big businesses that control vast tracts of lands for plantations.
Supporters of Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano turn emotional as they greet him outside the Senate after his appointment was rejected by the powerful Commission on Appointment on Wednesday, Sept. 6. (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)
A farmer shows his rage on the rejection of the appointment of Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano by striking an image of President Rodrigo Duterte in a protest action held in front of the Senate on Wednesday, Sept. 6. (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)
Lumad and Moro delegates to this year’s Lakbayan of National Minorities stormed the south gate of the House of Representatives on Tuesday morning, Sept. 5 to press a zero allocation and budget for the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples and call for its abolition.
This baby from the Dumagat tribe in Quezon province is believed to be the youngest participant of this year’s Lakbayan of National Minorities. (More…) (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)