November 26, 2015     Philippines
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Indigenous Peoples


Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

#Manilakbayan2015 | ‘We have affected the center’

“We bring home victory: the support of a broad range of people to the people’s resistance in Mindanao, which is also the Filipino people’s struggle.”

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Grounded at Baclaran church by police, Lumád protesters dance vs Apec

“In 1996, President Fidel Ramos said Apec will bring development, and will make us a Tiger Economy. Now, we can’t even meow like a kitten.”

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

From north to south, indigenous peoples reject Apec, Aquino

“Here in Manila, the Apec leaders meet, while we, the indigenous peoples, are being shooed and driven away. We have the anlasiw to show our strong unity as fighting people from Northern and Central Luzon, Southern...

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Northern folk marches in Manila to oppose Apec’s ‘disastrous’ agreements

The group vowed to defend their land, life and natural resources against what they call as capitalist plunder, exemplified in APEC policies.

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Mindanao nuns to Aquino: ‘Leave the Lumád in peace’

“President Aquino, your heart is as hard as that of the Pharaoh who refused to end the oppression of God’s chosen people.”

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Internationalists unite with Lumád for Apec protests

“As an international organization for peoples’ struggles, we stand with the indigenous peoples, the oppressed people, the workers who have a stake in supporting each other in the struggle.”

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Police barricades detain Lumad inside Baclaran Church grounds

“This shows how desperate Aquino is to silence our calls to junk Apec, all for his masters.”

Friday, November 13th, 2015

‘Bakwet’ | Forced out of Manila by Apec preps, Lumád moves closer to summit venue

“You think you can hide the people’s protest? But as we leave Liwasang Bonifacio, we move closer to the venue of the summit.”

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Suspected soldiers burn down Alcadev cottage in Agusan del Sur

Members of the Philippine Army’s 23rd infantry battalion reportedly told the community to burn down the school.

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Lumád, green groups protest at mines bureau

“The Mines and Geosciences Bureau will play its role in this callousness by further ignoring the impunity of large-scale miners in Mindanao and elsewhere in the Philippines, to perpetuate the lie of peace and economic development in...

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Paramilitary group kills two Lumád men, minor in Bukidnon

From September to October, three Lumád, including a minor, were killed by suspected members of the Dela Mance paramilitary group, which is affiliated with the dreaded Alamara.

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