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#Lakbayan2016 #Manilakbayan Oct. 12-30 arrives today on campus, to be hosted by #UPDiliman led by Chancellor Mike Tan

About 3,500 members of indigenous communities in Mindanao travelling on foot and by sea will arrive in Manila today and march to Mendiola then to  UP Diliman, in what is dubbed as  Manilakbayan 2.

    The Manilakbayan 2 will pitch tent on campus Oct. 12-30 and will be hosted by UP Diliman, led by Chancellor Mike Tan.

     The October Manilakbayan is fighting for the indigenous people’s right to self-determination, and protesting the continuing militarization of  ancestral lands.

       They demand justice for the murder of anti-mining leader and Compostela Farmers Association Sec-Gen Jimmy Saypan, who was shot last Oct. 10 allegedly by members of the 66th Infantry Battallion, and succumbed to injuries yesterday.

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    The group is calling for the “resistance to Oplan Bayanihan and the plunder of ancestral domains”. donations

(all images from the twitter account of the Philippine Collegian, used here non-commercially for academic purposes)

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