During the tribute, the group presented a video taken last January where Mansimuy-at stated his three wishes: sustainable agri-farms, schools for the children and free hospitals for his fellow Lumad.
“That is the reason why we cut the bananas, but if they [guards] will still enter even when there are no more bananas, then they are after the land.”
It’s a sad day for Davao and for the Philippines — Paolo Duterte, Davao City Vice-Mayor
‘Paramilitary group Magahat Bagani will not be courageous without someone fueling them’ – Father Fortunato Estillore
‘We hope that this will be the last, but as long as civil war exists, there will still be prisoners of war.’ — Father Romeo Tagud, IFI
‘Joel Maglunsod would surely push for pro-worker reforms and policies in government.’
“Kung walang baril dun hindi nangyari yung may namatay at may naputukan (If there were no guns used, no one would have died or have suffered from gunshot).”
“I think, what I constantly learn from indigenous people is we have to simplify everything. We all have to strip away all these veneer and all these capitalist consumptive destructions of the earth and coal, and oil, and logging and live simple lives connected to our mother.” — Eve Ensler
More than 70 indigenous organizations from across Asia urged President Benigno Aquino III to put an end to the killings and attacks against the Lumad of Mindanao.
The Filipino’s version of the maglev train is cheaper than that of Germany, which costs US$40.9 million per kilometer of the rail.
“This is an effort and initiative of the local farmers’ organization who wished to have a secondary school near them to cater farmers and indigenous peoples.”