Friday, October 11th, 2013
“One hundred ten years of operations of Benguet Corporation, 77 years of Lepanto Mining Corporation and 57 years of Philex Mining Corporation did not bring development to the people of Cordillera.” – Beverly Longid, Katribu Partylist
Saturday, October 5th, 2013
A 17-year-old told Human Rights Watch that Philippine soldiers beat him up to force him to admit he was a rebel fighter. He said he eventually lied and said he was with the MNLF so that the...
Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Zambo evacuees recount the "politeness" of MNLF members, and the "oddness" of the state military burning houses of civilians as a strategy.
Monday, September 2nd, 2013
“The air strikes and strafing in Sagada, Mt. Province have affected the livelihood source of the people – the forest, water sources and farms. The security of the people as well was endangered with their manner...
Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
Against the 156 processed Certificate of Ancestral Domain Titles, of which only 37 were registered, the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples issued a total of 320 certifications allowing mining operations.
Sunday, August 25th, 2013
A known anti-mining activist has been missing since August 21. The victim was last seen being forced into a police patrol car but authorities denied having custody of him.
Saturday, August 24th, 2013
“Why do the military insist that the reasons we are so determined to stop the foreign mining companies are the NPAs, who are supposedly pushing us to do so? Don’t we, lowly people, also have the right...
Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
Rehearsal Davao City youth in indigenous garb rehearse a dance at People’s Park for Friday’s opening ceremony of the 28th Kadayawan Festival, an event celebrating the ten Lumad and Muslim tribes that inhabit the city. The giant...
Monday, August 12th, 2013
The updated IP Agenda was divided into four themes: on IP lands, territories, resources and development aggression; on human rights, militarization and peace; NCIP, conflicting laws and FPIC; and on social services, Post-2015 Development goals, Climate...
Sunday, July 21st, 2013
It is the same anywhere in the Asia Pacific region, either indigenous people’s issues are ignored or distorted by the media.
Sunday, June 30th, 2013
Elders from Mankayan town refused to be included in the list of representatives made by the National Commision on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Cordillera for the Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) processes regarding mining applications and land...