“Until now, we have not attained justice. We will continue to fight for it.”
Category: Indigenous Peoples
“We want Gen. Dela Rosa’s commitment in making sure that the Lumad can go home safely by arresting Calpet Egua, Loloy Tejero, Bobby Tejero, Margarito Layno and 32 other AFP goons who killed our leaders.”
““We will take back our lands! We will get justice.”
Two members of a Banwaon group that opposes development aggression and militarization in their ancestral lands were gunned down this week.
“Kahit ilang beses kaming magbakwit, di kami titigil (No matter how many times we are displaced, we will not stop).”
“I could never imagine what you are going through, but I want you to know that you can use my voice and my reputation, no matter how humble it is. I am with you.”
The IP Agenda contains many of long-standing demands for justice, social services, and respect for culture – which boils down to respect for the indigenous peoples right to self-determination and ancestral lands.
“We believe this possibility should not be wasted.”
“Curfew hours were strictly imposed and the movements of the locals were closely monitored and controlled…They were not even allowed to work in their farms.”
Disagreeing with President Duterte, indigenous groups said the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act and the NCIP should be scrapped.
Even before President Duterte withdrew the government’s unilateral ceasefire declaration on July 30, paramilitary groups attacked a Lumád community.