“We came here to demand justice,”
Category: Indigenous Peoples
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“It’s government that is teaching us to become rebels.”
‘The whole country is becoming a killing field, in the cities and the countryside, we seriously demand a stop to killings and upholding of democratic rights of the people.’
On its second assembly, Sandugo takes stock of the past year under President Duterte.
“All of Duterte’s wars are really against the people.”
The Maranaos from Marawi have brought to the capitol their stories of suffering and their demand for justice.
Dubbed as Pambansang Lakbayan ng Pambansang Minorya, the members of national minorities under the flag of Sandugo are returning to Metro Manila on Thursday, August 31. They will camp out in UP Diliman, their main camp, and in two other satellite camps near other universities. They have scheduled mass meetings and delegations to various government offices until September 21, but they invite the public to meet with them in their camps or in their scheduled mass actions.
Similar tales of forced evacuation from their lands hounded the rest of the national minorities, spurring them to this second Lakbayan.
“There’s no safe place under Duterte’s fascist dictatorship, especially for children.”
“We are appealing to the public, as well as the international community to unite and defend Lumad schools in Mindanao.”