What the Lumad are fighting for

MANILA, Philippines – Why did they stage a lightning rally at the Sofitel, where representatives of the mining sector were holding a conference on Wednesday, September 6?

The Lumad tribes in Mindanao face a multitude of struggles, among them protecting what is rightfully theirs from the vested interests of mining firms.

With the imposition of martial law in Mindanao, their situation only got more complicated.

Despite these challenges, the Lumad keep on fighting for their rights, all in the name of living in peace in their own land.

Know more about the plight of the Philippines' largest indigenous group through the stories and videos below.

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