October 31, 2014     Philippines
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Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Indigenous peoples urge lawmakers to scrap Mining Act

“This petition highlights the unity of indigenous peoples’ communities against large-scale, plunderous, destructive mining.” – Piya Macliing Malayao, KAMP spokesperson

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Indigenous peoples submit cases of rights abuses to UN official

“More than 100,000 indigenous peoples from 39 tribal groups all over the country will be dislocated or will lose their livelihood as an effect of the all-out mining liberalization under Aquino. Even more indigenous communities will be...

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

IP groups decry hr abuses in Kapalong

By JOHN RIZLE L. SALIGUMBA August 06 2014 | Davao Today DAVAO CITY – An indigenous people’s group leader said they fear for their lives as government troops gather in their far-flung communities in Kapalong town, Davao...

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Indigenous peoples join call for Aquino ouster at the People’s SONA

“Why are they depriving people of their lands?” – Mayeth Corpuz, an Agta, secretary general of the Samahan ng mga Katutubo sa Sierra Madre (SKSM)

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Military base expansion to dislocate Aetas, farmers

“When Camp O’ Donnel was built, they drove away the Aetas. Now they (US and Philippine military) are expanding, and they are once again driving away Aetas.” – Edwin Danan, Central Luzon Aeta Association

Friday, June 20th, 2014

‘It’s a military operation,’ Katribu says of dawn ‘raid’ of Panay relief center

The masked men took laptops, memory sticks, printed documents, external hard drives, mobile phones, logbooks and cameras.

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

US participation in Zamboanga City attack, start of deepening US intervention

“In allowing the US military to interfere in Philippine internal affairs, the Aquino regime is paving the way for US interventionism on a larger scale in the future.”

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Tribal groups call for NCIP end in UN forum

“The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples has for a long time failed to protect indigenous peoples’ rights and well-being and instead worsens the violations of indigenous peoples’ rights and human rights. It is for this reason that...

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Talaingod Mayor wants Manobos to return home but evacuees rebuff

'A return to the 'militarized areas' is also a violation of international human rights instruments - Bishop Felixberto Calang, Iglesia Filipina Independiente and chairperson of Barug Katungod Mindanao.

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Military operations force Lumads to evacuate

“Isn’t this a sign of the cold-heartedness of our government? Needless to say, the recent forcible evacuation affirmed that even children are not spared from the violence of military operations. “ – Children’s Rehabilitation Center

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Free shower

Davao City- Hundreds of Lumad evacuess from Talaingod, Davao del Norte got a free shower on a very hot day from the central 911. The Bakwits have sought refuge at UCCP Haran. They have been there for...

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