“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 the mining industry.”
Category: Indigenous Peoples
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.
“If he is dead, return his remains to his family. We just want him back.”
“We oppose Apec and its schemes in robbing our country’s natural resources, and essentially its future.”
“Research takes sides, too and it does not make it unscientific.”
Two weeks after the Manilakbayan arrived in Manila, another Lumád leader was killed by a paramilitary group, the Alamara, in Davao del Norte province.
The Manilakbayan ng Mindanao continues to get support in spite of being called “unsightly, unsanitary, and infiltrated with threat groups.”
“Globalization has further pushed the mining industry towards a complete sell-out of our national patrimony to foreign corporations.”
“Justice can’t be bought with politicking, with cheap tricks.”
“We are being driven out of our ancestral lands, now, even here at Liwasang Bonifacio, we are also being evicted?”
“What the CHR fails to show, is that the Lumad themselves are being targeted by the military – with or without the presence of the NPA.”