March 27, 2015     Philippines
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Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Indigenous leaders harassed

"We are disgusted at the lengths that the military would go to impede us from seeking and asserting our rights."

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Palawan indigenous people call for stop to Citinickel mines

“We are not after those promises anymore. We do not want them to pay us royalty taxes. We want them to stop their operations.”

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Marching against monsters

In Women’s month, mothers, daughters and wives – all environmental defenders – continue to march against the monsters that threaten their homes and communities.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Lumad women | ‘Our place is in the struggle’

This story is one of the three articles in Marching against monsters Read also: Disaster fighter Cristeta Sison Aileen Catamin, defiant vs dams These three Lumad women are among the many who face militarization in their communities...

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Aileen Catamin, defiant vs dams

"Even before the Spaniards came, we were already on the land. We have lived here for centuries, and we’re still here up to now."

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Lumad shot dead in Bukidnon ‘bungkalan’

Security guards in a disputed land in Bukidnon fired at Lumads, killing one and wounding two others.

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Agusan Sur evacuees | A thousand go home, a hundred remain

Even as 969 evacuees return to their villages in San Agustin town, more than a hundred others remain in Bunawan town.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Healing the Hurt project launched to promote rights of indigenous peoples

A European Union-funded project helps strengthen the indigenous peoples unity to fight for their social, economic and political rights.

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Soldiers forcing Lumad chieftains to join paramilitary group

“We denounce the arming of the Lumad people against their own kin, making them pawns against the government's fight against insurgency.”

Friday, March 6th, 2015

The martyrs of Bud Dajo and the forgotten Moro heroes

Many Moro heroes in Philippine history have been ignored and forgotten because of a legacy from the colonizers: the alienation between Christians and Muslims.

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Indigenous peoples alliance renews call to oust Aquino

“He (Aquino) does not recognize and respect the indigenous peoples rights to their land and self-determination, and he turns a blind eye to the killings of indigenous peoples and the grave human rights violations committed against them...

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