With President Duterte’s declaration of a unilateral ceasefire, Mindanao ‘bakwets’ hope soldiers will leave their communities and they can finally go home.
Category: Indigenous Peoples
“It is one step, but government should also pull out soldiers, hold human rights violators accountable, and allow evacuees to go home and reestablish their livelihood, schools and communities.”
“President Duterte, let your fellow Mindanawons march with you in your first SONA. Allow us to hold a rally near Batasan.”
Indigenous groups call on President Duterte to stop the implementation of Oplan Bayanihan, to which they attribute the continuing killings and harassment on progressives.
“We hope that under President Duterte, destructive mining operations will stop because we have felt the bad effects of mining.”
“Aquino opened almost 730,000 hectares of ancestral land for mining, monocrop plantations, economic zones, military camps and US bases.”
“Let the schools continue to operate.”
CPA sees these awards as deceptive and a cover up for the worst environmental track record of LCMC and Benguet Corporation.
It’s the eighth Cordillera Day since James Balao was disappeared.
“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).”