Lumad schools under attack in mineral-rich Mindanao

March 17, 2017

by IBON Foundation


These Lumad schools, most of which are recognized by the Department of Education, have been under attack by State military and paramilitary troops known to secure big mining, logging, coal energy operations and corporate plantations. Thousands of teachers, students, and entire communities are victims of harassment, land grabbing, ransacking, encampment of public facilities, strafing, villification, arson, demolition, torture, forced evacuation and extra-judicial killings. (IBON Infographic in cooperation with Save Our Schools Network Mindanao)