Lumad teacher, student recount ‘psychological torture’ while in police custody

“They told me we wouldn’t be released unless we admit to being rebels.” — Lumad teacher By ARNETH ASIDDAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — A Lumad student and a teacher recounted the violent arrest and harassment they experienced at the hands of Cebu police during a House Committee on Human Rights hearing, May 26, Wednesday. Lumad teacher… Continue reading Lumad teacher, student recount ‘psychological torture’ while in police custody

Freed Lumad students: Is it wrong to learn and dream?

Six of the seven detained teachers, Lumad students and elders with their counsel from the National Union of People’s Lawyers-Cebu. (Photo from the Save our Schools Network Facebook page) By JON ERNST PASCUAL Bulatlat.com MANILA — Recently released teachers and students of a Bakwit Lumad school are at a loss why the Phililppine government is… Continue reading Freed Lumad students: Is it wrong to learn and dream?

Prosecution junks charges against 7 Lumad teachers, students

Lumad students join protest at the Commission on Human Rights in Quezon City on Feb. 15, 2021 (Photo by Carlo Manalansan/Bulatlat) “The victory of the Bakwit School 7 is a testament to the truth and the legitimacy of the calls of the Lumad and the existence of the Bakwit School. This victory only proves that… Continue reading Prosecution junks charges against 7 Lumad teachers, students