A child walking along the road of displaced families. A five-year old boy in Camp Afghan by the side of his grandfather, a combatant of the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces. Children praying at dawn by the side of their makeshift tents along the highway. These snapshots were captured by the lenses of the celebrated photographer, Jun de Leon, as he visited Maguindanao, days after the Mamapasano incident in January.
Entitled, “Children at the Crossroads: Windows to Healing in Mindanao,” Jun de Leon’s photographs with stories by An Alcantara was put on display from March 7-8 at the Fisher Mall, Quezon City. This exhibit is the 3rd of the series of exhibits which aims to raise awareness on the effects and impact of armed conflict in the Bangsamoro on children.
This exhibit is organized by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), in partnership with the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), Fisher Mall and URC Jack ‘n Jill Puff corn.