A churchgoer in Baclaran Church takes time to read the leaflet distributed by volunteers of Manilakbayan 2015 which discusses the issues of the Lumads in Mindanao. (Earl O. Condeza/davaotoday.com)
Police forces assemble outside Baclaran church to guard the vendors from returning in the area. However, indigenous peoples who are protesting in Manila say the police were deployed for the Manilakbayan delegates who are now camping at the church compound. (Earl O. Condeza/davaotoday.com)
A church leader has called the government “insensitive” on the plight of the indigenous peoples.
Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Manila visited the camp of Manilakbayan at Liwasang Bonifacio and expressed his support to the calls of the Lumads for a pull-out of military troops in their communities.
Amid heavy rains, an estimate of 500 lumads marched from People Power Monument to the national headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police to condemn the lumad killings in Mindanao allegedly perpetrated by the state forces.
The De La Salle – College of St. Benilde starts its week-long photo exhibit dubbed as ‘Halad sa Lumad’ (Offer to Lumads) to depict the plight of Lumads in Mindanao. Datu Bogok, together with De La Salle students led the ribbon cutting. (contributed photo)
Lumad leaders from Mindanao paint the mural prepared by De La Salle – College of St. Benilde during the opening of their Lumad week photo exhibit, Monday.
Kabataan Partylist’s First Nominee, Sarah Elago, tells stories to the children and other delegates of Manilakbayan 2015 during the children’s story reading session, earlier today. (Earl O. Condeza/davaotoday.com)
The fans’ club of the dubsmash phenomenon, Aldub, a love team born out of a national TV station’s segment, give coloring books to Lumad children in the camp in at Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila on Sunday morning. (Earl O. Condeza/davaotoday.com)
Members of Southwest United Methodist Youth Fellowship join the call to stop Lumad killings in Mindanao after leaders from Manilakbayan – the tribal caravan from Mindanao – explain the issue in a lecture to their organization. (Contributed photo by Mark Francis Kali)