Residents believe that the 4th IB of the Philippine Army is there to secure an incoming coal mining operation.
Category: Indigenous Peoples
Kalinga tribes continue to defend their ancestral lands from threats of destructive projects.
“We are very grateful to these three because we’re able to defend our land despite Martial Law due to their example and sacrifice.”
By RAYMUND VILLANUEVA Kodao Productions BAI BIBYAON LIGKAYAN BIGKAY was early for the nine o’clock ceremony at the University of the Philippines-Diliman College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD) today. She sat at the front row of the hall, flanked by her two companions and interpreters, a Manobo Datu and a Catholic nun, patiently…
In Sultan Kudarat, the town mayor, the police and some local govt agencies are bringing the military’s counter-insurgency operations to IP schools, forcingout of school over a thousand Dulangan Manobo students.
The two-week Manila campaign of struggling Moro and indigenous peoples has inspired a literary folio.
Indigenous and Moro protesters march back to the US embassy to declare their verdict: “Death to imperialism!”
Who are the injured protesters who sued the Manila Police over the US Embassy violent dispersal? They are indigenous peoples, peasant, worker, medical practitioners, youth, and jeepney driver – just ordinary folk fighting for their rights.
“They should pay for what they did…they treated us like animals.”
In a dialogue, indigenous peoples and Moro asked Environment Secretary Gina Lopez to shut down destructive large-scale mining.
“I have aready put my life on the line fighting for our rights. Let us return home.”