We see the deployment of state apparatus to protect not the interests of the poorest and most vulnerable but the richest and most powerful
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Filipinos may be the most judgemental people in the world.
As our agriculture program focuses more on “cash crops” the local food crops will become marginalized
Kadayawan asta karaatan maglumon. In English, this Dabawenyo expression means “the good and the bad are siblings”, symbolizing the duality of…
The PASAKA Confederation of Lumad Organizations in Southern Mindanao, an alliance of several town-based Lumad organizations expressed indignation at the joint resolution issued by the Regional Peace and Order Council 11 and the Regional Defense Council 11, which urged the office of the president to review the existing memorandum of agreement between the Department of Social Welfare and Development and PASAKA.
A children’s advocacy group said classes were disrupted as school children were “too afraid to go to school” after military troops “encamped” in their classrooms in a farflung village in Compostela, Compostela Valley province.
Hundreds of Ata-Manobos from Talaingod, Davao del Norte marched at the office of logging firm Alcantara & Sons in Lanang, Davao City Wednesday to protest the company’s Integrated Forest Management Agreement, which they said is a commercial logging venture encroaching their ancestral domain. (davaotoday.com photo by Ace R. Morandante)
Matigsalug leader Cristina Lantao said troops from the Army’s 25th Infantry Battalion arrived in their community in Sitio Bermuda, Purok 4 on Wednesday and told them they would occupy their village while conducting a three-week operation against the New People’s Army.
A Bagobo-Tagabawa garb on display at a souvenir store at SM Annex in Ecoland Drive, is part of the city tourism’s promotion of Davao’s indigenous garb and accessories. (davaotoday.com photo by Medel V. Hernani)
Birang ug uban pang sugilanon sa mga Bayaning Lumad sa Mindanao assumes the dual function of a school children’s book and a pastime for adult readers interested in humble beginnings, native birth, rituals and assaults. The color and realism of indigenous culture is interspersed in the universal concepts of freedom, valor, independence and patriotism—themes that are lost in the commercial pageantry and crass spectacle of Philippine indigenous festivals.