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Remembering the Filipino indigenous peoples heroes

“As we commemorate Indigenous Peoples Heroes Day, let’s strengthen international solidarity with other Indigenous Peoples globally, acknowledging shared roots of our problems. We must carry forward the legacy of those who sacrificed for it. With so many lives given to the cause, we must intensify our calls for genuine liberation.”

BY JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat Posted 5:01 p.m., May 15, 2008 More than a hundred Lumads from Mangayon, Compostela Valley have fled from their homes because of the military operations conducted by the Philippine Army’s 67th Infantry Battalion in their ancestral territory last May 13, fearing that this may give rise to human rights…