(May 23, 2018/Manila) – “Identity, ancestral domain, protection of their rights as non-Moro Indigenous Peoples – these are the issues that I have heard from our Lumad leaders, and I will bring these to the plenary debates on the BBL (Bangsamoro Basic Law),” says Senator Joel Villanueva.
On April 17th, we will commemorate the International Day of Peasants’ Struggle. On that day, 22 years ago 19 landless farmers from Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra (MST) -- the movement of landless farmers in Brazil--lost their lives fighting for land.
By Raphael Baladad and Joseph Purugganan
Statement of Trade Justice Pilipinas