News – PH – Rappler has to apologize to IPs: PCOO exec

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By Christine Cudis
4th March 2021, 6:49 p.m.

MANILA – Undersecretary of State of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Lorraine Badoy said online news site Rappler should stand up for support for the narrative of the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army – National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) excuse the use of the term “Lumad” for the indigenous peoples (IP)

“Rappler owes our indigenous peoples an apology for their part in the unbearable sorrow and suffering they endured at the hands of these communist terrorists. The word” LUMAD “is a word used by the CPP-NPA-NDF Stripped of its true meaning and reinvented it to mean “ALL THE TRIBES OF MINDANAO” in support of their terrorist activities – not least the massive fundraising and blackmailing of non-governmental organizations and government organizations here and around the world, “Badoy said in one Declaration on Thursday

Badoy has said for years that “the deliberate killing of thousands and thousands of our indigenous brothers and sisters – genocide, the destruction of their culture by the theft of their identities, and the murder of thousands of their tribal leaders – only 3 out of 17 unforgivable atrocities against them Our indigenous tribes have made this one despicable word, LUMAD, easier and more convenient “

When Badoy posted her statement online explaining the meaning of the term “Lumad” to IP communities across the country, Rappler followed suit with her own statement that the former’s words were wrong

Earlier this week, Badoy said the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), the organization that represents “our indigenous brothers and sisters” and is tasked with caring for and protecting them, had drafted a resolution that would Use of the The term Lumad refers to indigenous cultural communities / indigenous peoples (ICCS / IPS), in particular from Mindanao

The resolution also calls on the public to address ICCS / IPS according to their affiliation or ethno-linguistic group

“Lumad”, which refers to the indigenous peoples of Mindanao, was launched on Aug. Adopted by members of the Lumad Mindanao People’s Federation (LMPF) during their first convention / gathering in Kidapawan, Cotabato, on June 6, 1986, “the resolution added

She said the terms “Lumad” and “Kalumaran” were widely used at the time to attract foreign and local funding for terrorist group-raising activities

“While the historical context of the term ‘Lumad’ has emerged, it is only fair and appropriate to bring order and correct the injustice committed by the CPP-NDF-NPA and stop the corruption of the IP Struggle that this group condemn and denounce the use of the term “Lumad” to refer to the ICC / IP groups of the Philippines, “she added

The NCIP resolution was signed by Commissioner Gaspar Cayat, who represents the indigenous peoples of the Cordillera Administration Region and Region 1 (Ilocos) Commissioner Norberto Navarro, representing the indigenous peoples of Region 2 (Cagayan Valley); Commissioner Rolandao Rivera, representing Region 3 (Central Luzon) and the rest of Luzon; Commissioner Jeorge Largado, who represents intellectual property rights in the archipelagos and the rest of the Visayas; Commissioner Jennifer Pia S Las represents IPs in Central Mindanao; Commissioner Dominador Gomez, who represents the intellectual property rights of Northern and Western Mindanao; and Secretary Capuyan, NCIP chairman and commissioner who represents intellectual property rights in southern and eastern Mindanao

“The entire IP sector of the Philippines is represented and owned by a far better account than a blog site known for their unethical nature of journalism that having them as a fact checker is a monumental joke is you said Badoy

Badoy said Rappler also claimed she was wrong to claim that the Alternative Learning Center for Agriculture and Livelihood Development (ALCADEV) taught its students how to become members of the NPA, the armed wing of the CPP

“In fact, ALCADEV is a creation of the CPP-NPA-NDF aimed at Indigenous high school children in Region 13,” she said

ALCADEV, an alleged educational establishment that has recently proven to be below the standards of the Department of Education

“It was the legal front, MAPASU, funded by the unfortunate Belgian government, which generously did not know they were funding terrorism and the destruction of our indigenous peoples,” she said

“ALCADEV, when it existed, had NO government regulation at all. Its curriculum was the CPP-NPA-NDF curriculum – the PADEPA or the Pambansang Demokratikong Paaralan – a course that systematically brainwashed, radicalized and agitate its recruits in relation to its recruits using Filipino history and the national situationer that justifies the armed revolution as the only solution to the evils of society, “explained Badoy

“The students there didn’t have an SLN (Student Learner’s Number), which means they weren’t in the school system Many of them wasted valuable years becoming CPP employees when they decided to rejoin the law, learned that all those years in this fake school didn’t count and that they had to go back to first place, “she added

Badoy said, “Most hideous of all, ALCADEV facilitated the kidnapping and trafficking of indigenous children for political propaganda and then to turn them into child warriors”

“Rappler therefore supports and propagates the propaganda lines of the CPP-NPA-NDF On behalf of the IP of the Philippines, I ask Rappler to apologize,” she (PNA) said

The Philippine News Agency is a web-based newswire service of the Philippine Government under the supervision of the News and Information Bureau (NIB) of the Presidential Communications Office (PCO)

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News – PH – Rappler Apologizes to IPs: PCOO exec

Source: https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1132603