Save Our Schools network (SOS) joined the protest action led by Sulong Katribu in front of the House of Representatives today. The group called for the removal of North Cotabato 2nd district representative Nancy Catamco from her National Cultural Communities committee chairwomanship in the lower house and to end military attacks on IP schools and communities.
The group lambasted Catamco and called her “anti-indigenous peoples” for her acts of betrayal of lumads who found their sanctuary in the UCCP Haran house in Davao City. Kharlo Manano, secretary-general of Salinlahi and lead convener of the SOS network said “The evacuees in Davao City were further made to suffer in the recent attempts of the police, military and Alamara, upon the command of Nancy Catamco, forcing them to return home. They used brute force in their so-called ‘rescue’ without even addressing the intensifying militarization in their communities, the very reason why…
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