It’s the eighth Cordillera Day since James Balao was disappeared.
Category: Indigenous Peoples
“It is clearly a handiwork of the military.”
“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).”
“The situation would not have escalated into a bloody tragedy if the government had admitted their lapses and heeded the call of the farmers.”
It is certain that ‘Salupongan’ has summed up the reasons for growing protests against the reactionary state: military presence in schools; ‘development’ by and for the wealthy ruling class; unabated impunity; and continuing negligence in terms of providing adequate health care, quality education, and other social services to the underprivileged.
“There was a part when the children went down from the stage and gave us their medals, as they were singing. I could not help but cry, I think all of us parents did.”
Lumad, peasants and small-scale miners stopped traffic in downtown Davao City on March 18.
“The defense of human rights is a task of every person.”
“Is this how the 402nd Brigade ‘manages conflict’ in Surigao Sur?”
“We need hundreds of Heneral Lunas.”
Bulatlat wins its fourth Hildegarde.