September 05, 2015     Philippines
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Indigenous Peoples

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Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Missing massacre survivor surfaces, recounts ordeal to Davao city councilors

"Do everything to get out, so that there will be someone who will tell what really happened here."

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Woman tribal chieftain praised at int’l confab

“Refusal and resistance is an indictment of the state that boasts of respecting the rights of the indigenous peoples.”

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

UN rapporteur hears update on IP evacuees in Davao church compound

“It is imperative for the government to first address the call of Lumad evacuees to demilitarize their communities so that they can return.”

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

PH indigenous peoples bring Aquino gov’t rights abuses to UN body

Katribu calls for the scrapping of Aquino’s Oplan Bayanihan and the dismantling of a government commission before the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

UCCP leaders say attack inside compound “disrespects” sanctity of church

"What they did yesterday was, they showed a picture of how they violate human rights."

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Makabayan solons denounce Davao police raid in Lumad church sanctuary

"The Lumads have sought refuge in UCCP after fleeing their villages that have been overrun by the military. Now the police are driving them away with brute force.”

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Solon slammed for ‘arrogance’ in talks with Lumad ‘bakwets’

“If she wants to help, she should listen to us, because we experienced these abuses.”

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Indigenous peoples slam Aquino’s ‘5 years of fascism’

In the past five years, operations of military and paramilitary groups have killed, threatened, displaced indigenous communities and close down their schools.

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Sulong Katribu partylist to run for congress

“Sulong Katribu offers an alternative and genuine representation for the most oppressed, least represented and discriminated sector.”

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Lumads camp out at DepEd Davao City

Lumad chiefs say they will not leave until their children are back in school.

Monday, June 15th, 2015

‘Rebels’ killed by military are civilians, says group

“The ‘NPAs’ the Army is pursuing could be farmer-leader Aida Seisa and her family.”

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