An emotional Christina Lantaw holds a picture of slain farmer and anti-mining advocate Jimmy Saypan during Monday’s protest rally led by national minority alliance group Sandugo in front of the Department of Justice office in Padre Faura Street, Manila. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
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A police stands outside the gates of the Department of Justice’s main office in Padre Faura Street in Manila as Lumad and Moro activists held a protest rally on Monday to call for justice for all the victims of human rights violations and the dismissal of “trumped-up” charges filed against the militant leaders and members. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Over 3,000 Lumad and Moro activists from across the country formed Sandugo, an alliance of national minorities , on October 14 at the GT-Toyota Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Philippine movie actor Robin Padilla said it is high time that both Lumad and Moro people should rule over their ancestral land.
UP Diliman chancellor Dr. Michael Tan in his opening remarks said that the event is an important in the university’s history, akin to the First Quarter Storm and the Diliman commune.
Pasaka Confederation of Lumad Organizations in Southern Mindanao secretary general Jong Monzon calls for justice for Jimmy Saypan, a farmer leader killed by suspected military men on Monday, October 10 during a protest action held in the streets of Calamba, Laguna on Thursday. As the secretary general of the Compostela Farmers Association, Saypan was one of the most vocal oppositions against the entry of large scale mining companies in their communities. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Thousands of delegates to the peace caravan of national minorities marched to crossing Calamba in Laguna for a symbolic “Salubongan” to signal the solidarity of the two contingents from different provinces in the country.
Kawagib Moro Alliance Spokesperson Bai Ali Indayla says the struggle of the Lumad and the Moro people are targetted by former President Benigno S. Aquino III’s counter insurgency program, Oplan Bayanihan. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Lumad and Moro from Mindanao converged at crossing Calamba in Laguna Wednesday, Oct. 12, with the National Minority groups from Southern Tagalog. A short program was held at the same place. Delegates of the national caravan will be marching onward to UP Diliman Campus in Manila for the “Kampuhan sa Diliman.” Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Various groups believed that the killing of farmer leader in Compostela, Valley is a violation of the unilateral ceasefire declared by the government in connection with the ongoing peace talks with the National Democratic Front.