Subject:
Best way to mark World Teachers’ Day

Date:
Sat, 3 Oct 2015 10:54:46 +1300

From:
Phil Solidarity <phsolidarity@gmail.com>

Oct. 5 is United Nations’ World Teachers’ Day. On this day the role teachers play in providing quality education at all levels is recognized and celebrated. On this occasion, Auckland Philippines Solidarity (APS) reiterates that no one should be killed for educating and empowering indigenous communities.

Come Oct. 17, it will be four years to the day a great educator serving the lumad communities in Mindanao, the beloved Italian missionary Fr. Pops Tentorio, was brutally gunned down. We still grieve his death as we grieve the deaths of Emerito Samarca, executive director of the Alternative Learning Center for Agricultural and Livelihood Development, and Manobo leaders Dionel Campos and Datu Juvillo Sinzo in Han-ayan, Barangay Diatagon, Lianga town, Surigao del Norte. APS welcomes the recent statement of two UN experts, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz and Michel Forst, pushing for a full investigation on the Sept. 1 murders of these three dedicated teachers and defenders of indigenous peoples’ rights.

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