Wave upon wave the Lumad peoples of Mindanao have expressed their indignant response to the deplorable incident at the Haran Compound of the UCCP in Davao City.
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The poor Lumad evacuees, victims of military fascism in the countryside, have had to taste the tentacles of State fascism here in the city. One Lumad Datu expressed his dismay succinctly, “I thought we were safe here in the city, but the police are no different from the 68th IB soldiers in the mountains!”
Rep. Nancy Catamco of North Cotabato, if we recalled, has been declared “persona non grata” by the Lumad organizations — namely Salugpongan Ta Tanu Igkanugon, PASAKA Confederation of Lumads, Karadyawan and Kasilo — for her unbecoming conduct and uncalled for acts against the Lumad evacuees earlier this week.
All the events and incidents that have since unfolded before our very eyes eloquently affirm the Hitlerian nature of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP).
Every society needs an establishment whose prime responsibility and duty is the protection of its citizens, its territory, its government, and everything that pertains to its preservation and integrity as a nation-state.
Peace for the masses is the kasili (river eel) that they have endlessly dreamed and sought for— to hold and catch—to eliminate the hunger they have endured for centuries.
Indeed, the masses, in their naivete, just sigh out in silence their miserable query “why do the calamities always hit the poor and spare the rich”?
In order to render full worth and justice to the death of Kumander Parago, we stop at nothing to let the blossoming of creative expressions that rightfully celebrate his life and passion on the path of revolutionary struggle.
As usual, whenever government military are able to kill people as part of their campaign of terror in the countryside, an avalanche of lies are forthrightly dished out to the public for no other purpose than to mislead the people.
If our society has any need for a “role model” of the youth, Raoul Manuel is the very embodiment of that challenge to fill the need.
The pedagogical precept of Paulo Freire that meaningful learning should be dialogical rather than conducted in the banking method found its concrete realization in my experience with a group of grassroots masa in my neighborhood.
I was in a carefree mood in my jeepney ride for home from Roxas Avenue yes terday afternoon.