August 01, 2015     Philippines
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Thursday, June 4th, 2015

IPs to DepEd: Don’t close schools we built

“We have been waiting all our lives for the government to build a school in our communities, but now that we are able to build schools with our own perseverance, why do they want to close it?”

Friday, May 29th, 2015

2 months delayed: Indigenous peoples school holds moving-up rites

Parents and children walk for hours to attend their 'moving up ceremony' which was delayed by accusations of the military and paramilitary groups that the school is supposedly run by communist rebels. The school denied it.

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Within sight | Account of an indigenous rights advocate

By GLADES JANE MAGLUNSOD Bulatlat.com DAVAO CITY — The recognition rites is a very important event for every parent, teacher, and student. It is like a license for one to move on to the next level. The...

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Ata-Manobo students: We only have pens and papers for our dreams

Aspiring students want the concerned government agencies to check on the operation of paramilitary group Alamara so they can go back to school.

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Rights group blames paramilitary, private guards for disappearance of Lumad activist

"We demand from the BS Aquino government to immediately surface John Calaba.”

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Telling the stories to carry on the struggles in Cordillera

“The mountains are still here, because of the people’s struggles.”

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Mindanao tribe leaders talk peace, ancestral domain, human rights

“The Aquino government just shows itself as anti-indigenous people and destroyer of the environment.”

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."

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