A human rights group assailed the possible promotion of a ranking police officer that spearheaded an operation that led to the killing of nine indigenous peoples in Panay back in 2020.
Category: Indigenous Peoples
Land and Life: The Tumandok People of Panay and their Struggle
If put together as bits and parts of a large puzzle, all the repressions, oppressions, marginalizations and directed violations of Tumandok rights as indigenous people the picture amount to ethnocide. There exists a deliberate and systematic destruction of their life and culture as vulnerable people.
COP27: Perspectives from the world’s poorest
Will this gathering of world leaders finally heed the demands of environmental defenders for genuine and systemic solutions to the climate crisis? Will the world’s biggest polluter be finally made accountable?
How a Moro woman has preserved their culture while helping provide food for displaced families
While their reality seemed gloomy at the evacuation site, it was also where Salika Maguindanao co-founded the Maranao Collectible Service Cooperative, which has helped them preserve their tradition and provide a livelihood to those who lost their homes and livelihood to the Marawi Siege.
For the Agta-Dumagat-Remontado, forest honey is medicinal food, source of income
While it remains a seasonal livelihood, having a honey processing facility has helped honey hunters of Rizal a lot. Such development, however, is threatened by mega-projects like the Kaliwa Dam,
Bikers, advocates pedal against Apayao dam projects
The dam projects in Apayao threaten to displace thousands of indigenous peoples, farmers and fisherfolk.
Ayta Hung-ey community fights for their very survival
These three short documentaries show how the New Clark City, touted as the first green city in the country, has wreaked havoc on the livelihood of Ayta Hung-ey and on the environment. Their collective rights, particularly the right to their ancestral domain, have been deliberately violated.
‘Green City’ drives violence on environmental defenders
“If given the chance, I would like to speak with the Asian Development Bank, investors, and corporations to ask them why are they supporting the New Clark City project that brazenly violates our rights,” Chieftain Pet stated.
Exit, No Entry
The Aytas in sitio Sapang Kawayan, barangay Ayanguren in Capas, Tarlac are defending their ancestral domain against the incursion of government agency and large corporations.
Military told to stop harassing woman Lumad leader’s kin
“We in UP hold Bai and all Lumad leaders in very high esteem – for her incredible strength and leadership, for standing for her advocacy and for defending her tribe. She’s very strong and vocal. There is no way we could silence Bai.”
Olongapo court junks terror case vs 2 Aeta farmers
A local court said that two Aeta farmers charged with terrorism were just running at the moment of their arrest, and thus, their warrantless arrest was unlawful.