WATCH: Understanding the plight of the Lumad


Posted at Nov 22 2016 12:08 AM | Updated as of Nov 22 2016 02:34 AM

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The plight of the Lumad made national headlines last year when authorities and indigenous peoples clashed in Davao City.

Policemen wanted the around 700 Lumad to return to their homes in Talaingod, Davao del Norte but none of the Lumad wanted to go home to their villages fearing harassment from troops.

To this this day, many of the Lumad still battle issues such as militarization, displacement, and the fight for their ancestral lands. The treatment on Lumad also still leaves much to be desired. 

Fr. Albert Alejo SJ, co-founder and board member of the Coalition of Indigenous Peoples for Peace Advocacy; Atty. Gillian Dinuan, representative of the Indigenous Peoples Rights; and Timuay Alim Bandara, council member of Timuay Justice and Governance, joins ANC’s “Talkback” to discuss the plight of the Lumad.