Bae Magda and I travelled early this morning to visit the wake of Datu Kinoc at Sitio Lumpang, Barangay Mangga, Matan-ao, Davao del Sur. Timuay Melanio Ulama with four (4) BTC staff waited for us at the crossing of Matan-ao highway so we could convoy together into the interior. As we were passing through the dirt road, Bae Magda declared that Datu Kinoc is truly an IP leader. Why? Because he lives in the mountains. We were the first ones who arrived there, his niece told us. Datu Tony died last Saturday, May 2 at around 11pm. He was 66 years old and was survived by three children, his eldest s ...
Lumad leaders who had travelled to Tacloban for the papal visit had decided to confer on Pope Francis the title Apo (Elder) Edsila (light) for his love of the indigenous peoples and his respect for the values and beliefs that they have held dear for so long, the Mindanao indigenous group Kalumaran said.
Dulphing Ogan, secretary general of Kalumaran, also hailed the Pope for bringing the "voice of the indigenous peoples from the margins to the center," when the Pope mentioned the indigenous peoples in his Malacañang speech.
"He reminded the President that our rights are inalienable," Oga ...
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