nclrmrz:

For hun­dreds of years, the Lumad indige­nous peo­ples of Min­danao, like many indige­nous com­mu­ni­ties in the Philip­pines and through­out the world have con­tin­u­ally been pushed from their ances­tral land.
In Sarangani, the B’laan have been pushed to the moun­tain tops, where they receive lit­tle to no access to basic ser­vices and edu­ca­tion from their gov­ern­ment. Chil­dren walk up to three hours, through dense and tough ter­rain, through moun­tains and rivers to reach their school. It is through com­mu­nity orga­niz­ing and col­lec­tive strug­gle that peo­ple are able to pro­vide edu­ca­tion and food and sup­plies to areas where the gov­ern­ment refuses to develop roads or any means of bet­ter­ing peo­ples’ lives. 
Fac­ing heavy dis­crim­i­na­tion from out­side com­mu­ni­ties and the mil­i­tary, the B’laan grad­u­ally ceased wear­ing their tra­di­tional cloth­ing, sav­ing it for spe­cial occa­sions. Now, their lives, cul­ture, and way of liv­ing are fur­ther being threat­ened by mil­i­tary enforced for­eign min­ing oper­a­tions that will ren­der their land use­less for farm­ing and living. (via nclrmrz » Blog Archive » B’laan)

nclrmrz:

For hun­dreds of years, the Lumad indige­nous peo­ples of Min­danao, like many indige­nous com­mu­ni­ties in the Philip­pines and through­out the world have con­tin­u­ally been pushed from their ances­tral land.

In Sarangani, the B’laan have been pushed to the moun­tain tops, where they receive lit­tle to no access to basic ser­vices and edu­ca­tion from their gov­ern­ment. Chil­dren walk up to three hours, through dense and tough ter­rain, through moun­tains and rivers to reach their school. It is through com­mu­nity orga­niz­ing and col­lec­tive strug­gle that peo­ple are able to pro­vide edu­ca­tion and food and sup­plies to areas where the gov­ern­ment refuses to develop roads or any means of bet­ter­ing peo­ples’ lives. 

Fac­ing heavy dis­crim­i­na­tion from out­side com­mu­ni­ties and the mil­i­tary, the B’laan grad­u­ally ceased wear­ing their tra­di­tional cloth­ing, sav­ing it for spe­cial occa­sions. Now, their lives, cul­ture, and way of liv­ing are fur­ther being threat­ened by mil­i­tary enforced for­eign min­ing oper­a­tions that will ren­der their land use­less for farm­ing and living. (via nclrmrz » Blog Archive » B’laan)

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Manila, Philippines: March on the U.S. Embassy demands ‘Stop the war on Gaza!’, August 13, 2014.
Photo by Buhay Manggagawa

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Manila, Philippines: March on the U.S. Embassy demands ‘Stop the war on Gaza!’, August 13, 2014.

Photo by Buhay Manggagawa

notdionne:

 

Women’s platoon in the New People’s Army
Cool gender fact: The Communist Party of the Philippines, a marxist-leninist-maoist party, recognizes that people have the right to choose their own gender. This policy also applies within the ranks of the NPA.

notdionne:

 

Women’s platoon in the New People’s Army

Cool gender fact: The Communist Party of the Philippines, a marxist-leninist-maoist party, recognizes that people have the right to choose their own gender. This policy also applies within the ranks of the NPA.


The Last Tribal Tattoo Artist | Kalinga, Philippines
Apo Whang Od, 93, is literally one of the last living connections to pre-colonial Filipino culture. She is the last mambabatok (or tribal tattoo artist) in the Philippine region. 

The Last Tribal Tattoo Artist | Kalinga, Philippines

Apo Whang Od, 93, is literally one of the last living connections to pre-colonial Filipino culture. She is the last mambabatok (or tribal tattoo artist) in the Philippine region. 

vivafilipinas:

Batanes

(from jewelstravels)

Cj de Silva: Tumblr: Think Before You Get Offended. →

cjdesilva:

I was hearing a very angry Ted Failon on the cab’s stereo.

“Artist ka diba? I-drowing mo nga ang Diyos mo. Tapos lalagyan namin ito ng ari ng lalaki. Hindi ka ba mababastos?”

Obviously, Ted Failon was talking about the current national controversy - Filipino artist Mideo Cruz and…