Jocelyn Campos, the widow of Dionel Campos, one of the three Lumads allegedly killed by paramilitary groups in Diatagon Village in Lianga, Surigao del Sur, on life of Lumads and Lumad killings.
Their being accustomed to the responsibilities of housekeeping and motherhood, their tenacity, female stubbornness and lack of ego — these qualities of women fueled, to a great extent, the peace movement for Muslim Mindanao that is now in its crucial phase, said Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles, the presidential adviser on the peace process.
Fintailan Leonora Mokudev, a member of the Teduray tribe in Maguindanao, has a different take on women’s empowerment among indigenous peoples (IPs) and Lumads or non-Muslim IP groups.
SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao – The military’s “persuader” brigade has planted the seed of peace among warring families living in Maguindanao communities with an imaginary “wall” due to “ rido” (family feud).
Whatever P-Noy’s reasons for not mentioning the SAF 44 (why is no one bemoaning the nonmention as well of the 17 Moro Islamic Liberation Front fighters and the three civilians?) in his State of the Nation Address, criticism of his “sin of omission” is directed against the wrong people.