One of the IPs is Datu Tungig Mansumuyat, a Manobo tribe leader. "Ngayon po, hindi pa rin ligtas yung buhay namin roon," he shares. (Up until now, our lives are still not peaceful there.)
"Talagang yung mga teacher namin, yung iba hindi pa makapasok ng paaralan. Yung iba talaga, pinipigilan ng mga militar. Yung iba nakapasok na pero araw-araw may balita, papunta na raw [mga militar] para patayin yung mga teacher." (Even the teachers, they cannot come to school. Some are even barred by the military. On occasions that they do arrive, there are always news of the military coming to kill them."
Such has become the way of life in their communities. Every day becomes a fight for their lives as paramilitary groups like Alamara threaten their livelihoods.