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Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

6 heroes of the environment receive GBK awards in 2013

"The commitment to protect and nurture the environment and national patrimony is not an easy road to take. Not only does it require patience and perseverance, energies and strength of will, but in other times, it also costs peoples' lives." – Frances Quimpo, Center for Environmental Concerns

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Harvests in Pablo areas mark CPP’s 45th celebration

Red local govt leader in Pablo-ravaged ComVal credits the CPP for helping them organize the farmers, implement communal farming system and help assure their food security.

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

‘Tribal leader in Comval killed by government troops’

Govt military operations resulted in the death of a civilian, the detention of three others, and the dislocation of hundreds more in Maragusan and Maco towns from Nov18 to Dec 6.

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Another IP killed for having opposed palm oil plantation

"Ironically, under the government of BS Aquino, warlords and paramilitary groups were not dismantled. Worst, the same warlord group is said to be facilitating the entry of mining and oil palm plantations like that of A. Brown...

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Sagada hits ‘desecration of sacred grounds’ by telecom firm

By GINA DIZON Northern Dispatch SAGADA, Mountain Province – Local residents here are opposing the construction of a communications tower for Globe Telecom on the Calvary hill. Through a petition sent to the telecommunications company and appeals...

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Davao-based rights advocates join mission in post-siege Zamboanga

The resources gathered from contributions may serve only a small per cent of 8,000 families still displaced, “But this would not stop us from doing what we can to help the victims and let everyone know the...

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Operations of Glencore-Xstrata mining linked to killings of indigenous people

Dismissing the case against the accused murderers of Juvy Capion and her sons, Pops and John, "was a go-signal for military and paramilitary groups to continue killing civilians opposed to big mines and other destructive projects." –...

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Prosecutor’s dismissal of case against accused soldiers in Capion massacre slammed

“As families and friends commemorate the death of Juvy Capion and her two sons, the decision comes as an insult to the family and to all the victims of human rights violations and also shows the weakness...

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Bulatlat.com wins in Gawad Agong for reporting on IP issues

“This award is for the indigenous peoples, this is for the people we write about, like the Mangyans who strive to educate themselves despite countless limitations.”- Marya Salamat

Friday, October 11th, 2013

‘Large-scale mining, energy projects devastated Cordillera’

“One hundred ten years of operations of Benguet Corporation, 77 years of Lepanto Mining Corporation and 57 years of Philex Mining Corporation did not bring development to the people of Cordillera.” – Beverly Longid, Katribu Partylist

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Probe military abuses of Zambo detainees including children, rights groups demand

A 17-year-old told Human Rights Watch that Philippine soldiers beat him up to force him to admit he was a rebel fighter. He said he eventually lied and said he was with the MNLF so that the...

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