DAR welcomes Moro and National Minorities hailing from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao

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news national 1 pix 1 oct. 19 2016QUEZON CITY, Oct. 18 - Around 3,000 Moro and members of national minorities called for self-determination and peace in a forum held at the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Gymnasium during the month-long Lakbayan 2016.

Head Executive Assistant Imelda Luna led the DAR employees and officials in welcoming the members of indigenous people groups in the DAR compound.

news national 1 pix 2 oct. 19 2016Former National Democratic Front (NDF) lead negotiator and three-term Bayan Muna representative Ka Satur Ocampo discussed the current state of the peace talks between the government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Communist Party of the Philippines.

news national 1 pix 3 oct. 19 2016He was joined by Jonathan Melrod, an international human rights lawyer from the United States, and human rights advocate Maria Isabel Lopez in expressing solidarity for the fight against the plunder and militarization of ancestral lands.