September 18, 2017

LAKBAYAN 2017 AND THE STRUGGLE AGAINST NATIONAL OPPRESSION

Last month, I received an invitation from a colleague to attend a gathering of advocates for national minorities' rights. This gathering is part of Lakbayan ng Pambansang Minorya or simply called Lakbayan, the first and the biggest alliance of national minorities in the Philippines. Now on its third year, University of the Philippines Diliman serves as the home for more than 3,000 delegates of indigenous peoples and Moros from all over the country from September 1-21, 2017.

This also is my first year to attend Lakbayan, after a taking a long, long break from org-related activities. Me along with former colleagues attended the activity to meet old and new colleagues and of course, visit our Lakbayanis.