Although the global march is united on climate change issues, Feny Cosico of AGHAM explained that in joining that march, it’s also the responsibility of scientists here in the Philippines to show the context of science and technology in this country.
“Water is part of national patrimony. If only a few control the sources of water, you could not drink if they would not allow it.”
In returning for another Lakbayan and camping out in the capital, the Lumad hope to thresh out with the DSWD a workable and acceptable rehabilitation program that would allow them to get back on their feet.
“All we need right after the fire tragedy is speedy government support and economic aid. We don’t want to be displaced from our community because it means taking us away from our sources of livelihood.”
“This is a test case for the Duterte administration to bare its resolve in ending contractualization through strong intervention.”
MANILA — The indigenous people or Lumad from Southern Mindanao arrived in Manila April 4 from a three-day Lakbayan. They are set to hold a vigil at the Department of Social Welfare and Development Central Office in Quezon City. They traveled to the capital to demand a stop to the military air-strikes and operations pounding…
At Camp Karingal, the police did not even bother feeding the 57 Apollo residents it ‘arrested.’
MANILA — Thirty-six Lumad families (100-plus individuals) from a Higaonon community in Sitio Camansi, Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental fled their homes again as they complained of heavy militarization in their communities. The Lumad evacuees put up temporary camps at the Provincial Capitol Grounds of Cagayan de Oro. They are demanding the pullout of the military from…
“We’re just being retooled to become cheap labor.”
“They try to bury us. They didn’t know we are seeds.”
“Any policy that does not aim to end all forms of contractualization can never be acceptable to workers.”