May 23, 2015     Philippines
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Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Lumad shot dead in Bukidnon ‘bungkalan’

Security guards in a disputed land in Bukidnon fired at Lumads, killing one and wounding two others.

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Agusan Sur evacuees | A thousand go home, a hundred remain

Even as 969 evacuees return to their villages in San Luis town, more than a hundred others remain in Bunawan town.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Healing the Hurt project launched to promote rights of indigenous peoples

A European Union-funded project helps strengthen the indigenous peoples unity to fight for their social, economic and political rights.

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Soldiers forcing Lumad chieftains to join paramilitary group

“We denounce the arming of the Lumad people against their own kin, making them pawns against the government's fight against insurgency.”

Friday, March 6th, 2015

The martyrs of Bud Dajo and the forgotten Moro heroes

Many Moro heroes in Philippine history have been ignored and forgotten because of a legacy from the colonizers: the alienation between Christians and Muslims.

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Indigenous peoples alliance renews call to oust Aquino

“He (Aquino) does not recognize and respect the indigenous peoples rights to their land and self-determination, and he turns a blind eye to the killings of indigenous peoples and the grave human rights violations committed against them...

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Mining Act | ’20 years of plunder, destruction and pollution must end’

Calling President Aquino the “Plunderer-President,” protesters said the Mining Act and the government’s continued liberalization of mining adds more reason for his ouster.

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Groups slam Aquino, US troops for violation of Constitution in Mamasapano operations

"The special operation in Mamasapano, Magindanao is a U.S. operation from the start."

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

‘How can Aquino & US be made accountable?’ people ask at Quiapo ‘hearing’

The death of 44 policemen from the Special Action Forces is not the whole story in the Mamasapano fiasco, there are stories of people in the communities that were attacked.

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Pregnant, 2 children die as Banwaons flee their homes in Agusan Sur

Three evacuees have died as Lumad communities blame the evacuation to relentless military operations “meant to pave the way for mining” in San Luis town, Agusan del Sur.

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

IP leaders say mining interest leads to displacement of communities

Tambuli Mining Company Inc. and Malampay Mining Inc. are planning to conduct an open-pit mining in the area for gold.

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