Posts by tag: Human Rights

6 months ago

STOP THE REPRESSION

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STOP THE REPRESSION

Activists in Davao City continue to raise the call to stop red-tagging and harassment of activists and community workers. Two Lumad students and two teachers were recently cleared from trumped up charges filed by the military. (Sean Jhayzeith Cortez/davaotoday.com)

3 years ago

Not yet

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Not yet

Datu Benito Bay-ao was one of the Lumad leaders who were taken into custody after that disgraceful raid at the Bakwit School in Cebu City. Just six years ago, Dats Bens (as we call him) spoke with pride and optimism in this documentary about their Lumad school in their village of Dulyan, and across the other upland villages in the Pantaron under the Salugpongan Ta Tanu Igkanugon organization. Schooling in the cities made them ashamed of, and forget about, being a Lumad, he said. But with their schools built right in their domain, young Lumad could learn while keeping their tradition alive.