September 23, 2014     Philippines
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Indigenous Peoples


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 our organizations are now calling for the dismantling of the NCIP.”

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...

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Displaced Ata-Manobo children decry military harassment

Army spokesman Capt. Ernest Carolina claims residents were 'tricked' into believing promises of the NPAs.

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Manobo tribe says Army hunts for rebs in tribal village, scares schoolchildren

"The reason behind the bold moves of the military now is still the same – they want to log what remains of our forests and to mine the minerals in the mountains.” IP leader

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Army presence halted Lumad school classes

'Soldiers’ encampment inside school premises is a violation of many international instruments which the Philippines is a signatory, the Constitution and specific laws like Republic Act 9610 or the “Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and...

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Tumandoks unite against land-grabbing, mega dam, military harassment

“Typhoon Yolanda destroyed our houses and our trees in November 8 last year… Now, more than two months after, the 61st IB-PA and the NCIP suddenly remembered to conduct a relief distribution operation, come here in the...

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...

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.

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