Posts by tag: lumad

1 year ago

Lumad group decries ‘enemy of the state’ tag, hits reso questioning DSWD MOU

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Lumad group decries ‘enemy of the state’ tag, hits reso questioning DSWD MOU

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.

5 years ago

Army presence halted Lumad school classes

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Army presence halted Lumad school classes

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.

5 years ago

LUMADS PICKET LOGGING FIRM

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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)

5 years ago

INDIGENOUS GARB AT SM

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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)

5 years ago

BOOK REVIEW: Birang – A children’s book on Lumad heroes

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BOOK REVIEW: Birang – A children’s book on Lumad heroes

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.