Indigenous peoples stage Salubungan 2016 in Mendiola

To start Manilakbayan 2016, indigenous peoples (IPs) from all over the Philippines staged Salubungan (Meet Up) last October 13 in Mendiola, Manila.

Demanding respect for their right to self determination, the IPs scored the continuing harassments and killings in their communities perpetrated by the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

The fifth staging of Manilakbayan is participated in by at least three thousand IPs.