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Group defends Bayan Muna solon vs NCIP-backed tribe leaders

“The NCIP’s so-called ‘datus’ vaguely label Rep. Cullamat’s participation in the protest as a ‘disrespectful act.’ We ask these datus: how is speaking in a peaceful protest action ‘disrespectful?’ How is the exercise of one’s democratic rights a rational basis for banning an elected representative from her own ancestral community?”

By ALMA B. SINUMLAG Northern Dispatch MANILA – A study on the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) reveals the need for total reform of the commission. At the start of the four-day gathering of indigenous peoples (IP) to observe the International IP day early this month, researchers from the University of the Philippines-Baguio presented…

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…