“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.”
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“The communities, the parents, the students and the school are civilians but they now became the target of the insurgency operations of the government.”
By GLADES JANE MAGLUNSOD Bulatlat.com DAVAO CITY — The recognition rites is a very important event for every parent, teacher, and student. It is like a license for one to move on to the next level. The eighth Moving Up Recognition Rites of the MIFSI Academy was recently held in Davao City to recognize Ata…
“Allowing military presence in educational institutions is tantamount to increasing the risks for children.” – SOS Network
In Southern Mindanao region alone, the Children’s Rehabilitation Center documented at least 41 instances of attacks on both DepEd schools and Lumad community learning centers since 2011.
“The soldiers came and burned our school. They said it was a school of the New People’s Army.” – Epoy, 19, a Manobo from Mindanao
“The use of schools for military purposes puts children at risk of attack and hampers children’s right to education.” – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Last year, soldiers from the 25th Infantry Battalion Philippine Army occupied the Salugpongan Ta’ Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Center, Inc. (STTICLCI) in Purok 4-B, Mangayon village, Compostela Valley. The soldiers reportedly arrested four students, interrogated, and used them as guides in military operations.
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA — Even schools are being used by the Armed Forces of the Philippines for its counterinsurgency operations. The Department of Education’s Schools Division Superintendent Mary A. Lang-ayan issued a memorandum last June 26 to all school heads of public elementary and high schools in Baguio City. The memorandum…