Lumads are Rising for Revolution !
The Lumad are a group of non-Muslim indigenous people in the southern Philippines. It is a Cebuano term meaning « native » or « indigenous ». Balindog, Kidapawan, Cotabato, Philippines. It is the self-ascription and collective identity of the indigenous peoples of Mindanao.
Militarization of communities has led to forcible evacuations of Lumads. Their livelihood has been disrupted. Community infrastructure like schools, clinics, collective farms have been destroyed. And anywhere where military are deployed, not only is it the harassment of the communities that escalates – but also specifically violence against women and girls…