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)
Teachers from Alliance of Concerned Teachers for Peace in Metro Manila held an alternative classroom at the Manilakbayan Kampuhan at Liwasan Bonifacio, Thursday morning. They discuss the issues affecting lumad schools in Mindanao. (Earl O. Condeza/davaotoday.com)
About 500 lumads and human rights groups marched from Liwasang Bonifacio to the national office of the Department of Justice Thursday morning to seek for immediate action on the cases of human rights violations in Mindanao.
In commemoration of the National Day of the Disappeared on November 2, progressive organizations call for the surfacing of all victims of enforced disappearances, from the Marcos to the present Aquino regime.
Women Lumad leaders who joined Manilakbayan plead to Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada to extend their stay at Liwasang Bonifacio up to November 22. Erap said it is the national government that prevents them to stay just up to November 12 in preparation for APEC summit here. (Earl O. Condeza/davaotoday.com)
The City Council of Manila on October 27 passed a resolution expressing support to the plight of Lumads or tribes from Mindanao. Resolution No. 423 urges the national government to stop paramilitary attacks against tribal communities in Mindanao. (Earl O. Condeza/davaotoday.com)
A Matigsalog leader from Talaingod, Davao del Norte, Bai Bibyaon Bigkay, gives a necklace to Atty. Rosario Setias-Reyes (in blue), president of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, to show her tribe’s gratitude on the assurance of the lawyers group to help the Lumads on their call to stop the killings of their leaders and tribal members. (Earl O. Condeza/davaotoday.com)
A lawyers’ group criticized President Benigno Aquino on the creation of paramilitary groups in tribal communities, calling it “no longer needed [because these are] peaceful in the first place”.