Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Philippines: Land depression in Tumandok area confirms unfit for dams, mining

TAPAZ, Capiz – Members of the indigenous tribe Tumandok (Panay-Bukidnon) of Central Panay were shocked on mid-October when portions of Sitio Laugan in the...

Philippines: 50 Injured as Police Vehicle Rams Indigenous Peoples Protesters

AT LEAST 50 were injured when a Manila Police District vehicle rammed indigenous peoples protesters in a violent dispersal at the United States Embassy...

Philippines: Kalinga woman tribal leader unsafe in her own land

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- On August 11, Beatrice Belen, vice chairperson of Innabuyog, the Cordillera alliance of indigenous women’s organizations, was in Baguio joining...

Philippines: No let up on human rights violations under Duterte

BAGUIO CITY — Amid pronouncements of President Rodrigo Duterte that “change is coming” state security forces continue to perpetrate human rights violations against indigenous...

Jalaur Mega Dam In The Philippines Threatens To Displace Indigenous Peoples

The Tumandok (Panay-Bukidnon) Indigenous Peoples of the central Philippine Island of Panay are facing the real possibility of being forced from their homes due...

Philippines: Cordillera celebrates International Indigenous Peoples Day

BAGUIO CITY — Donned in traditional tribal attire, carrying their banners and umbrellas, indigenous peoples (IP) of the Cordillera marched along Baguio City’s main...

Philippines: Paramilitary ‘rampage’ in Bukidnon kills 1 pregnant, injures 5 minors

A paramilitary group associated with the 8th Infantry Batallion of the Philippine Army went on a shooting rampage during a wedding celebration in in...

Philippines: Indigenous peoples to benefit from peace talks

TUGUEGARAO CITY — Indigenous communities like Zinundungan Valley in Rizal town, Cagayan province that have long been neglected and militarized will benefit from the...

Philippines: Tumandok burial and sacred sites to be desecrated by Jalaur...

ILOILO City – The burial grounds and sacred sites of the Tumandok indigenous peoples of Central Panay will be desecrated by the construction of...