“I could never imagine what you are going through, but I want you to know that you can use my voice and my reputation, no matter how humble it is. I am with you.”
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“We refuse to give up the struggle, and they try to kill us. We give up, they will still kill us. So, it’s better to carry on the struggle.” – Datu Guibang Apoga of Talaingod, Davao del Norte
The updated IP Agenda was divided into four themes: on IP lands, territories, resources and development aggression; on human rights, militarization and peace; NCIP, conflicting laws and FPIC; and on social services, Post-2015 Development goals, Climate Change adaptation and Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Preparedness and Response Measures.
By LYN V. RAMO Bulatlat.com MANILA — A review of the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA), a mining moratorium and to put a stop to the counterinsurgency program Oplan Bantay Laya (OBL) became the rallying calls for more than 200 delegates representing the country’s 14 million indigenous peoples from more than ten regions in the…