Lumad Bakwit School: A school on the run

When soldiers parked the tank in front of her lumad school in North Cotabato, Kat-kat knew it was time to leave her village.   "All I wanted to do was study," Kat-kat, 15, and now in Grade 10, says in Tagalog. "I didn't know it, but our school was being 'red-tagged.'"   Run by a religious NGO, the school was accused by the military of being a communist front.   "A colonel came out on the radio saying we were an NPA school," Kat-kat continues. "We challenged them to come to the school and observe. All we were being taught was how to improve the economy in our communities. Nobody came."   Under constant threat of closure, or worse, Kat-kat jo...Keep on reading: Lumad Bakwit School: A school on the run

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