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.
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“They asked, ‘Are you our new teacher?’ and the elders began to thank me. It was a touching moment.”
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…
A tribute to the 29-year-old Salugpungan head who died on Sept. 2.
Inspired by Fr. Fausto Tentorio, Miguel responded to the call of datus from Talaingod, Davao del Norte for volunteer teachers in 2013.
“There’s no safe place under Duterte’s fascist dictatorship, especially for children.”
MANILA – Groups led by Save our Schools Network picketed at the Department of Justice in Manila to demand the dismissal of trumped-up charges and the release of the Lumad educators Amelia Pond and agriculturist Dominiciano Muya on Friday, Aug. 18. Pond, 64, is the regional coordinator of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines-Southern Mindanao…
By SARAH RAYMUNDO Blood Rush The Lumad from different parts of Mindanao are still at the UP International Center (IC). Most of them are students from various Lumad schools. They take refuge here at the University after experiencing the horrifying impact of Martial Law in Mindanao. Lumad communities were once hopeful about the prospect of…
“Malayong lupain amin mang marating. Di rin magbabago ang damdamin.”
In this video, Beverly Godofredo student of Salugpungan Ta’tanu Igkanugon Community Learning Center Inc. narrated how Lumad communities were affected by martial law. Read also: ‘Branding of innocents’ | Groups denounce Duterte’s threats to bomb Lumad schools Follow us: Twitter: @bulatlat Facebook: Bulatlat.Online Instagram: @bulatlat
“We are appealing to the public, as well as the international community to unite and defend Lumad schools in Mindanao.”