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Unjust: Why indigenous peoples are marching in the Philippines

Bulatlat Special Report
It remains to be seen whether the present President Rodrigo Duterte, a known supporter against the killings of indigenous rights activists, will listen to the demands being pushed by indigenous peoples.

By ACE ALEGRE Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY (September 13, 2011) – Claiming to respond to lingering issues over the passage of Mining Act of 1995, an Indigenous Peoples-responsive law is reportedly being pushed in Congress. Citing documented negative effects of mining operations on indigenous communities, Ifugao Rep. Teddy Brawner Baguilat, chairman of the House Committee on…

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com Main Story: Respect our rights to land and life, indigenous peoples asked on World IPs Day MANILA – Most often, “large-scale resource-extractive ventures like mining and so-called development projects” destroy the environment, the lands that are home to the country’s indigenous communities, and with it, their traditional economic activities. These prompted…

By LYN V. RAMO Bulatlat.com Main Story: Economic zone project to evict thousands of farmers, fisherfolk in Casiguran, Aurora CASIGURAN, Aurora – An Agta resident here, who has been living here, tending several coconut trees, fruit trees, and has been doing wet-season rice planting in the heart of the Casiguran peninsula, some 500 kilometers north…

By RONALYN V. OLEA Special Report: A Difficult Life for Mangyans (1st of 4 parts) Mining, Dams, Other Projects Threaten to Displace Mangyans (2nd of 4 parts) Soldiers Terrorize Mangyan Communities? (3rd of 4 parts) Bringing Hope to Mangyan Communities (Last of 4 parts) ABRA DE ILOG, Occidental Mindoro – Amid the destitution being suffered…

By LYN V. RAMO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The European Union through its Manila office, the Delegation of the European Union in the Philippines, and Dinteg, the Cordillera Indigenous Peoples’ Legal Rights Center, recently launched a five-year project that will enhance the capacity of indigenous peoples for a more consolidated political participation and representation in development.…

By LYN V. RAMO Bulatlat.com MANILA — A review of the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA), a mining moratorium and to put a stop to the counterinsurgency program Oplan Bantay Laya (OBL) became the rallying calls for more than 200 delegates representing the country’s 14 million indigenous peoples from more than ten regions in the…

By ALDWIN QUITASOL Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat LA TRINIDAD, Benguet (256 kms north of Manila) ? Members and conveners of the Benguet Mining Alert Network (BMAAN) have recently celebrated their organization’s first anniversary by reviewing its goals and objectives and renewing their commitment to carry-on the struggle to save the province of Benguet from…