MANILA — Be it under the scorching mid day sun or afternoon rainshowers, hundreds of Igorots who were among more than 3,000 strong national minorities marched from Blumentritt to Bonifacio Shrine calling for an end to Martial Law in Mindanao, to state fascism and development aggression on August 31 to mark the start of the Lakbayan ng Pambansang Minorya 2017.
On the news, aside from the bickerings in the senate, is the contingent of marching indigenous peoples groups from southern and northern Philippines who have arrived and converged in the National Capital Region (NCR). It is the third of the yearly long march staged by organized national minority groups in the country to observe the month and International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.
Video by RAMON BALAN-EG and KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL Photos by CANDICE MANGILI www.nordis.net
Photos by CANDICE MANGILI www.nordis.net