The dam projects in Apayao threaten to displace thousands of indigenous peoples, farmers and fisherfolk.
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.”
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?”
Lumád protesters ‘shut down’ NCIP
“Far from protecting the Lumad, the NCIP is the primary arm of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in depriving indigenous peoples of their rights.”
‘17-year-old tool of plunder’ : Indigenous peoples want law scrapped, agency abolished
Indigenous peoples say the call to scrap Ipra is more resonant than ever.
Cordillera folk call for NCIP abolition
“Instead of protecting the indigenous peoples, the NCIP served as a bridge for the entry of destructive projects.”
Tribal groups call for NCIP end in UN forum
“The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples has for a long time failed to protect indigenous peoples’ rights and well-being and instead worsens the violations of indigenous peoples’ rights and human rights. It is for this reason that our organizations are now calling for the dismantling of the NCIP.”
Indigenous peoples deplore Aquino government ‘snub’ of their agenda
Against the 156 processed Certificate of Ancestral Domain Titles, of which only 37 were registered, the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples issued a total of 320 certifications allowing mining operations.
Mankayan elders reject NCIP list of reps
Elders from Mankayan town refused to be included in the list of representatives made by the National Commision on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Cordillera for the Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) processes regarding mining applications and land conversions affecting the area.
Reform the NCIP, said indigenous peoples’ groups
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…
Indigenous peoples’ groups decry use of IPRA and NCIP for development aggression
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…