Author Archives: ALEX D. LOPEZ

1 year 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)

1 year ago

Lumad students listen to nightmares of ‘Tokhang’ victims

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Lumad students listen to nightmares of ‘Tokhang’ victims

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.

1 year ago

Farmers: Landlords oust Mariano from post

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Farmers: Landlords oust Mariano from post

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.

1 year ago

EMOTIONAL

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EMOTIONAL

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)

1 year ago

RAGE

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RAGE

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)

1 year ago

‘Waste of taxes,’ minorities want NCIP dismantled

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‘Waste of taxes,’ minorities want NCIP dismantled

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.

1 year ago

YOUNGEST ‘LAKBAYANI’

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YOUNGEST ‘LAKBAYANI’

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)