MANILAKBAYAN 2014

10806399_778860955507194_5039074046291396019_n

Over 300 people in Mindanao, along with hundreds from the Southern Tagalog region, marched to Manila, punctuating their journey from Mindanao dubbed as Manilakbayan ng Mindanao: Food and Peace in MindaNOW! (Mindanao People’s Journey) 2014.

Once again, as they did a couple of years ago when more than 70 individuals from the same sectors first staged the Manilakbayan ng Mindanao, they are demanding for the pull-out of 59 combat battalions of AFP as well as US troops in Mindanao, the stop of the unabated and destructive incursions of foreign and huge agro-industrial projects in the island, the dismissal of trumped-up charges against militant leaders and human rights and environment defenders, the cessation of attacks on schools by military forces, the disbandment of paramilitary groups, among others While in Southern Tagalog region, there are 29 combat battalions of AFP resulting different cases of human rights violations. The Manilakbayan ng Mindanao Network has documented at least 213 violations of military attacks against schools as of October 2014. This has been increasing in frequency and gravity during the second half of President Aquino’s four-year term.

image22-e1416574843999

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 9,047 other followers

%d bloggers like this: