Last night’s Salubungan (convergence/ meet up/ link up): Lakbayan2016 #Manilakbayan

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Last night’s dazzling convergence on University Avenue:

     About 3,000 members of indigenous peoples and national minorities from Cagayan Valley, Cordillera, Abra, and Nueva Vizcaya clad in colorful weaves, led by Datu Humurito Guhaynon were  warmly received by host UP Diliman led by Chancellor Michael Tan on University Avenue last night. 1lakbayan-updilimanChancellor Michael Tan’s welcome remarks, excerpts: “Ito ang national university at karapat-dapat lamang na maparito ang mga pambansang minorya [This is the national university and it is only befitting that the national minorities walk on University Avenue (translation with apologies)]… Mahalaga ang inyong pagbisita pagkat parte ito ng edukasyon ng iskolar ng bayan. (Your sojourn here is important because it forms part of the education of the  scholars of the people (translation with apologies)] … Hindi tayo maghihintay ng pagbabago, tayo ang pagbabago. (Crowd breaks into applause) (We will not just wait for change to…

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