DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 July) — Burn and bomb the Lumad schools…
What has become of you Mr. President?
You were elected to your post now because we thought and believed you are for the Poor, Oppressed, Deprived, Exploited, and Marginalized! (DOPEM)
While it is true that it is creating confusion among the public that while we are aware that there is this historical peace negotiation happening between the Government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front (NDF), this has been a normal feature in a society with a long-time reality of engagement in a civil war … both instrumentalities of the negotiating panels are on another plane of undertaking in the pursuit of long and lasting peace!
Considering your superior intelligence, longest time in the realm of politics, recognized effective collaborations with the progressive groups as peace mediator, and self-proclaimed first Leftist President…please you / we know that the war on ground is a separate process of achieving one’s ideology / goal for society…
There is war because of the basic discontent and suffering of the DOPEM, hence, our peace talk is attempting to address the discontent and suffering of our people…we are still hoping and praying that the peace talk between NDF and GRP will be resumed.
Burn and bomb the school of the Lumad … that would be a high degree of betrayal, abandonment, and crime against our people / country!
Let us unify and position for truth and genuine change for our people and country!
(MindaViews is the opinion section of MindaNews. Malou Tiangco is a Davao City-based social worker and an artist for peace).