“Groups helping them now must go beyond providing humanitarian relief and psycho-social services: they need all the help they can get in giving voice to the bakwit’s desire to reclaim Marawi.”
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Many protesters’ faces were set in a grim likeness, smiling-but-not-smiling, a kind of general resignation that this day, like so many others before it, might simply be another day of disappointment for all.
In this video, Beverly Godofredo student of Salugpungan Ta’tanu Igkanugon Community Learning Center Inc. narrated how Lumad communities were affected by martial law. Read also: ‘Branding of innocents’ | Groups denounce Duterte’s threats to bomb Lumad schools Follow us: Twitter: @bulatlat Facebook: Bulatlat.Online Instagram: @bulatlat
“We are appealing to the public, as well as the international community to unite and defend Lumad schools in Mindanao.”
Various groups expressed their frustration with the government as President Duterte held his second State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 24. Read also: People’s SONA 2017 | Thousands of protesters show discontent as they face Duterte People’s SONA 2017 | Progressive groups bring back effigy – but it’s not just Duterte’s Mindanao workers…
“We now face the US-Duterte regime, imperialist tool in oppressing the Filipino people.”
“It’s as if they’re just playing with us workers.”
“The mass movement wants Duterte to listen to them.”
“There is a time of reckoning” for everyone, said President Rodrigo Duterte’s chief legal counsel, Salvador Panelo. “Sooner or later,” he intoned, “the law will catch up on (sic) those who use power or wealth to shield themselves from the majesty of the law.” Panelo followed that up with the usual Latin phrases and legalese…
By IAN IRVING BAZARTE Bulatlat MANILA – In a special session held today at Batasan Pambansang Complex, Quezon City, the Congress of the Philippines – which includes the House of Representatives and the Senate – approved a five-month extension of President Rodrigo Duterte’s martial law in Mindanao. Sixteen senators voted yes for the extension of…
At least one Lumad school comes under attack per week under the Duterte administration.