Lumad Files

Datu Guibang is Manobos’ beacon of struggle

Datu Guibang is Manobos’ beacon of struggle

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Jun 26, 2018

It was in 1994 when Datu Tungig Mansumuy-at started to witness how its leader Datu Guibang Apoga, showed his strength of character to lead the Ata-Manobo tribe in the hinterlands of Talaingod to fight back in defense of Pantaron Range, the tribe’s frontier homeland.

Tribal leader dismayed by delay in peace talks

Tribal leader dismayed by delay in peace talks

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Jun 21, 2018

A tribal leader has expressed his dismay over the resetting of the peace talks between the Duterte administration and the ​c​ommunist rebels saying the indigenous peoples (IPs) of Mindanao are the first victims of the ongoing armed conflict being waged by the guerrillas against the government.

UST to support Manobo Lumad school

UST to support Manobo Lumad school

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Apr 23, 2018

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) community outreach department partnered with a Lumad school here to mark the university’s thrust to support accessible education for indigenous people of Mindanao.

A different kind of graduation

A different kind of graduation

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Apr 16, 2018

It was a joyous moment for Lumad schoolchildren — no strangers to fear and terror — who marched like ordinary carefree graduates, upbeat and oozing with pride.