The Philippines’ vice president has enlisted the National Bureau of Investigation to look into the alleged abuse of children over decades at the school.
Following VICE World News’ exclusive report on alleged abuses at the Philippine High School for the Arts, students and lawmakers alike are demanding accountability.
Philippine High School for the Arts students told VICE World News of an entrenched culture of sexual, physical and emotional abuse impacting generations of children.
The investigation also uncovered testimonies of brutal treatment, including starvation and sexual assault, that non-Indigenous authorities repeatedly ignored.
Researchers are still searching for the cemetery where the children are likely buried.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative a month after the undocumented remains of Indigenous children were found under a former Canadian residential school.
There were at least 367 boarding schools in the U.S. that were run similarly and often as brutally as Canada's residential school system.
The New Hampshire courtroom has heard intense and emotional accounts of the night senior Owen Labrie had an allegedly nonconsensual sexual encounter with a 15-year-old girl.