Sandugo – Movement of Moro and Indigenous Peoples for Self-Determination called on the Commission on Human Rights to investigate the incidents, and for the Army’s 7th Infantry Division, especially its commanding officer, to be “held criminally liable for their abusive acts, including the violation of the Anti-Torture Law.”
Local tribal leader Casamira Maniego, chair of their local organization Asosasyon ng Katutubong Mahawang, said 20 armed men were escorted by the local police arrived in their community earlier today, threatening the people’s barricade against the looming expansion of the New Clark City.
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
“We will not let it happen just like that. Justice must be served.” – UP President Alfredo Pascual
By RONALYN V. OLEA
While the right of indigenous peoples to their ancestral land is recognized by international agreements and conventions, indigenous peoples in the Philippines are relentlessly being driven away by mining, tourism and other so-called development projects. In Zambales alone, more than 70 mining firms are now operating, with some preventing the Aetas from entering what used to be their land.
By ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat BOTOLAN, the Philippines — What I saw when I went to the Loob Bunga Resettlement Area in Botolan, Zambales, sometime last month was different from what I had expected to see. I had gone to Loob Bunga as one of the speakers for the first Art Camp organized by the…