Correcting the Injustices Against the Lumad Schools

Co-Authored with Vanessa Vergara ‘In light of all the issues plaguing the Lumad and Lumad schools, we have prepared the following recommendations for the consideration of the House of Representatives and other government agencies’ The following is Part 2 of a two-part series. You may read Part 1 here. The February 15 incident is just one among …

In Defense of the Lumad Schools

Co-Authored with Vanessa Vergara ‘[Students of Lumad schools] are taught to be intelligent, independent, peace-loving, and productive members of society’ The following piece is Part 1 of a two-part series. You may read Part 2 here. On May 26, the House of Representatives’ Committee on Human Rights conducted an inquiry into the February 15 raid and mass …

Attacks on Lumad Schools

“The ‘bakwit’ schools have been a way for lumad students to continue their education in places of peace and sanctuary.” May 26, the Committee on Human Rights of the House of Representatives has called a hearing to investigate “the raid and mass arrest against lumad evacuees seeking sanctuary in Talamban, Cebu by elements of police and …