April 25, 2015     Philippines
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Friday, April 24th, 2015

31st Cordillera Day | Indigenous peoples reaffirm ‘defense of land, life,’ call for Aquino ouster

“We commemorate the 31st Cordillera Day honoring the people’s martyrs celebrating victories and gearing for greater challenges for the defense of our land, life and resources.”

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Spokesman confirms new BIFF chairman installed after Kato’s passing

"There is no vacuum of leadership in BIFF."

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Army blamed on couple’s death for arming militia

"The Army trained and armed these militia men which, according to them, will help keep the peace and fight communist rebels, but now civilians became their victims.”

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 Luis 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.

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