October 02, 2014     Philippines
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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

‘We will not be wiped out by dams’

The indigenous peoples in the Sierra Madre mountain range and other parts of the country are mounting opposition to the mega structures that threaten to wipe out not only their ancestral homes, but also their age-old culture and identity.

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Second generation of activists continue fight against Laiban dam

“I see the need to fight because we will lose our life, our livelihood and our culture. We’re doing this for the generations to come.” Arnel delos Santos, secretary general of Balatik

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

First UN conference on indigenous peoples mum on self-determination, state violence

“If States are really in good faith in adopting the UNDRIP and adhering to international human rights standards, why did they not accept and consider our proposal and call for an end to militarization of indigenous peoples...

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Paramilitary group displaces Manobo tribe

“It is evident that government forces had put civilians’ lives at risk and have also hampered the children’s right to education. Therefore, it is just to call for the military to immediately stop their operations in the...

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Arrested IP leader says he is ‘not in hiding, not guilty’

“I even attended this press conference and I am active most recently in relief missions for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan),” said Genasque Enriquez.

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

3 indigenous peoples killed in a week

“Even with the capture of notorious Gen. Jovito Palparan recently, his butcher mentality and his bloody human rights record have been well-entrenched in the AFP’s bureaucracy and is carried on by no less than his protégé, Gen....

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Indigenous peoples protest against ‘plunder, destruction, repression’

Indigenous peoples answer the Aquino administration’s “deception, dispossession and destruction” with defiance.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Indigenous peoples urge lawmakers to scrap Mining Act

“This petition highlights the unity of indigenous peoples’ communities against large-scale, plunderous, destructive mining.” – Piya Macliing Malayao, KAMP spokesperson

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Indigenous peoples submit cases of rights abuses to UN official

“More than 100,000 indigenous peoples from 39 tribal groups all over the country will be dislocated or will lose their livelihood as an effect of the all-out mining liberalization under Aquino. Even more indigenous communities will be...

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

IP groups decry hr abuses in Kapalong

By JOHN RIZLE L. SALIGUMBA August 06 2014 | Davao Today DAVAO CITY – An indigenous people’s group leader said they fear for their lives as government troops gather in their far-flung communities in Kapalong town, Davao...

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Indigenous peoples join call for Aquino ouster at the People’s SONA

“Why are they depriving people of their lands?” – Mayeth Corpuz, an Agta, secretary general of the Samahan ng mga Katutubo sa Sierra Madre (SKSM)

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