Mayor Lorenzo Gawilan, Jr. said he did not approve of a village captain’s move to close the operations of a community school here for indigenous people pupils.
Grade 7 and 8 pupils of Misfi Academy in Sitio Dao, Barangay White Culaman, Kitaotao, Bukidnon sing the national anthem before going to their classes at 7:00 in the morning Thursday. Their school is now threatened to be “closed or burned” by Barangay Captain Felipe Cabugnason because he said the school is built by the New People’s Army. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)
Milagros Maglungsod-Tan, community education program coordinator of MISFI academy files a blotter at the National Police station in Kitaotao town of Bukidnon. She said Barangay Captain Felipe Cabugnason of Barangay White Culaman has been threatening school officials that they would burn down the school for allegedly teaching revolutionary ideas. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)
Relatives of the victims of the killings in Lianga, Surigao del Sur, turned to the United Nations to seek resolution to the unsolved killings of their kindred in the area.
Around 500 individuals joined the delegation from Davao and North Cotabato for a three-day mercy mission in Barangay White Culaman in Kitaotao, Bukidnon to “give assistance to victims of militarization” in the area.
Two members of the Army and an identified member of the Magahat-Bagani paramilitary group were accosted for taking footages of the funeral of massacre victims in Surigao del Sur on Sunday.
Despite being called “the most vulnerable of sectors,” Lumad women chose to be at the forefront in the defense of their ancestral land.
Workers under the progressive Kilusang Mayo Uno lauded the Senate’s initiative to probe the killings of Lumads in Surigao del Sur.
Children of victims of paramilitary killings in Surigao town urged President Benigno Aquino III to end the killings of indigenous peoples or Lumads.
Rius Valle, spokesperson of the Save Our Schools (SOS) Network, challenges the local government units to take action on the situation of Lumad schools under their localities.(Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)