Julito Otacan’s work is crucial for the project to take hold and help the lives of the Lumad communities
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‘Duterte’s continuing diatribes against mining oligarchs and other environmental plunderers should lead to the investigation of corporate interests that have benefited from militarization.’
A 77-year old Igorot woman wondered aloud why the military was always checking on them as if it had not been informed beforehand of the Cordillera Day commemoration.
“Water is part of national patrimony. If only a few control the sources of water, you could not drink if they would not allow it.”
In returning for another Lakbayan and camping out in the capital, the Lumad hope to thresh out with the DSWD a workable and acceptable rehabilitation program that would allow them to get back on their feet.
In Sultan Kudarat, the town mayor, the police and some local govt agencies are bringing the military’s counter-insurgency operations to IP schools, forcingout of school over a thousand Dulangan Manobo students.
Dumagat, Remontado and Mangyan indigenous peoples from Southern Tagalog picketed the office of the National Commission Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) in Quezon City where they held a traditional blood-letting ritual of a native chicken. The protest action was to condemn the enactment and seven-year implementation of the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA) which they say is…