March 28, 2015     Philippines
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Indigenous Peoples


Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Mining Act | ’20 years of plunder, destruction and pollution must end’

Calling President Aquino the “Plunderer-President,” protesters said the Mining Act and the government’s continued liberalization of mining adds more reason for his ouster.

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Groups slam Aquino, US troops for violation of Constitution in Mamasapano operations

"The special operation in Mamasapano, Magindanao is a U.S. operation from the start."

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

‘How can Aquino & US be made accountable?’ people ask at Quiapo ‘hearing’

The death of 44 policemen from the Special Action Forces is not the whole story in the Mamasapano fiasco, there are stories of people in the communities that were attacked.

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Pregnant, 2 children die as Banwaons flee their homes in Agusan Sur

Three evacuees have died as Lumad communities blame the evacuation to relentless military operations “meant to pave the way for mining” in San Luis town, Agusan del Sur.

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

IP leaders say mining interest leads to displacement of communities

Tambuli Mining Company Inc. and Malampay Mining Inc. are planning to conduct an open-pit mining in the area for gold.

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

The two Genasques

A Manobo leader and his son are keeping a tradition passed on through generations: the defense of their ancestral lands.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Mamanwa woman returns to Manila

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL MANILA – For the second time, Bae Bebeth, Enriquez, 33, a Mamanwa and a mother of five from Agusan del Norte, is back in Manila. It was in 2012 when she joined...

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Eufemia Cullamat, leading generations of Manobo

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL MANILA – “No one would fight for our rights but us,” said Eufemia Cullamat, 54, a Manobo and one of the 300 Lakbayanis from Mindanao who traveled to Manila calling out...

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Matigsalug woman braves typhoons and militarization

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL MANILA – Cristina Lantao, 20, is a mother to a four-year-old girl and a Matigsalug leader of the Nagkahiusang Lumad sa ComVal (Nagbukasa). Although younger than other indigenous leaders, her experiences...

Monday, December 1st, 2014

#16days | Indigenous women stand against all forms of VAW

“With the continuous mining in our communities, the indigenous women and the whole community continue to fight.”

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Manilakbayan | Mindanaoans slam DOJ ‘helplessness’ in dismissing false charges vs activists

There are at least 508 activists and leaders facing 608 trumped-up charges all over Mindanao.

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