Indigenous women mark Women’s Day with protest dance against mining

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Indigenous women mark Women’s Day with protest dance against mining

More than 100 indigenous women and women’s rights advocates in Brgy. Didipio in Kasibu town dance the Tayaw to protest the mining operations of OceanaGold Philippines

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[Repost] Bonifacio is the first Philippine President

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And with Bonifacio at the helm of the Philippines, would the country have been very different?

“I believe so. With Bonifacio in power, the Pact of Biak na Bato wouldn’t have happened. He would never have been fooled by the Americans. He would have led the Filipino people to continue the Revolution and we would have been a sovereign Philippines. Aguinaldo and his men should have cooperated with Bonifacio and the Katipunan, but Aguinaldo et al were full of pride with their elite educated leaders. Bonifacio had a one track mind when it came to the country’s freedom, just like Apolinario Mabini and Antonio Luna – definitely no compromise with the Americans.”

In the end, while there may be small hope that the current administration will act on the calls of this campaign for the Supremo, Chua is confident that as time goes on, more and more Filipinos will come to know the continuing relevance of Bonifacio and what he and the Katipunan fought and lived for.

“To recognize Andres Bonifacio’s presidency is to recognize a form of government that is not just a copy of the Western Style democracy but a concept that came from us—to uphold puri (honor) at kabanalan (spirituality) to have real kaginhawaan that leads to true kalayaan. A much needed attitude that each of us, especially our leaders must take into heart, before we can truly walk on the road to genuine freedom and progress. And more importantly, to recognize Andres Bonifacio’s presidency is to give justice to the man who built the Filipino nation,” he said.

A Madrasah in Zamboanga: a place where girls can learn, play, and laugh

Weekends are usually resting days for most of us, but in the mornings in Zamboanga del Sur that is the time when one could easily notice groups of girls in hijab, sometimes with their mothers, walking not to frolic but to go school. The madrasah in Zamboanga del Sur is a not-for-profit learning center for anyone (yes, even for non-muslims) to learn arabic. Many of the children who study here are from farming families in nearby communities. Noticeable is that many of the students are girls.

Madrasah in Zamboanga

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Children play during break from class. They take arabic language lessons on weekends in an islamic school in Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur, south of the Philippines.September 6, 2015.
A teacher presides over a language class in Zamboaga
Children take arabic language lessons during the weekend in an islamic school in Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur, south of the Philippines.September 6, 2015

 

Harvest time

Harvest time in Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur involves the family and relatives. They sell their harvest so they could buy rice and other necessities, they said.

A woman selling fruits along the highway in Molave, Zamboanga del Sur

Woman drying fish to sell in the market at the beach in Zamboanga del Sur

Twice Relocated Samal Family

This family of Samal ethnicity originated from Sulu. Because of the ongoing war in their native home, they transferred to Pagadian where they set up their home along the shore line of Moro Bay, only to be razed down by fire. Rumors say that it was to get rid of the squatters, who among them are Badjaos, to make way for the construction of a boulevard. Where fishing as their main source of livelihood, they found the beach side of Tukuran as their new home. 31 August 2015.

Hacienda Looc

Hacineda Looc

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