Two teachers interviewed by Bulatlat shared joys, inspiration, and overcoming anxieties as they help the Lumad children with their education, which they were deprived of for so long.
“They are determined and eager to learn.”
Ni JOHN THIMOTY A. ROMERO Mother, I am very aware that my decision to teach in Mindanaoan mountains weakened not only yours, but of Dad’s and Lolo’s seemingly frail hearts. You’ve already visualized me in areas you thought were far greater than where I am today: studying abroad, high-paying universities, straight pursuit of post-graduate studies…
Stories of courage and perseverance of Lumad students and teachers poured out at the gathering.
Non-formal schools in far-flung villages are still under attack by 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…
In Upper Suyan, the children suffer
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
“Why is it becoming harder to be of service to your fellow Blaan? What does the government want us to do?” – Blaan Teacher
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com DLUMAY, Sarangani — (Second of two parts) In an effort to document the human rights violations being perpetrated on the Blaans, Clans organized a peace and solidarity mission to visit Sitio Dlumay. More than 150 reporters and members of NGOs responded to CLANS’ invitation. The participants left General Santos…