March 05, 2015     Philippines
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Indigenous Peoples


Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Aquino, US government blamed for Maguindanao clash

The hunt for terror suspects, which resulted in the deadly clashes in Maguindanao, was suspiciously timed with the congressional deliberations on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law.

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.

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Manilakbayan | Lumads want big mining companies out of Mindanao

“The people of Mindanao are raging and our resistance grows stronger every day. Leave now, or face the people’s resistance.” – Panalipdan Mindanao secretary general Dulphing Ogan

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

‘Let children be’ | Manobo kids call to end militarization of tribal school

In Southern Mindanao region alone, the Children's Rehabilitation Center documented at least 41 instances of attacks on both DepEd schools and Lumad community learning centers since 2011.

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Lumad students long for peace in their schools

“The soldiers came and burned our school. They said it was a school of the New People’s Army.” – Epoy, 19, a Manobo from Mindanao

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

‘Military attacks those who protect the environment’

“It is not true that soldiers on the ground are after rebels. They are really after civilians who are protecting their ancestral domains.” – Dulphing Ogan, secretary general of Kalumaran

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