[From the web] The CHRP-IDP Project -idpproject.wordpress.com

The CHRP-IDP Project.

The Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHRP) is in the forefront of laying down foundation of a human rights culture and a mechanism for the protection of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).  Currently, it has developed the CHRP Project on Internally Displaced Persons (CHRP-IDP Project) envisioned to set up a rights-based protection mechanism for peoples and communities displaced by armed conflict and natural calamities.

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On its initial phase the project is deemed necessary to focus on displacement due to armed confrontations and in Mindanao,geographically.

The reason being Mindanao is a witness to decades-long internal conflict between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), the Bangsa-Moro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BMIFF), the Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front-New People’s Army (CPP-NDF-NPA) and factions of these groups.  It is the homeland of various Indigenous Peoples (IPs) whose last recourse against development aggression and incursion of multi-national corporations into their ancestral domain are the use of “bagani forces” (tribal warriors) for defense.  It is also the Bangsamoro (Moro Nation) territory of 13 ethno linguistic tribes with salient cultural practice of “redo” (clan wars).  All of these are impetus to the violations of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of peoples and communities that lead to situations and phenomenon of massive internal displacement.

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