[Advisory] Press Conference: Commemoration of the 15th Anniversary of the IPRA -ATM

MEDIA ADVISORY Press Conference: Commemoration of the 15th Anniversary of the IPRA October 29, 2012 (Monday) / Time: 10:30 am at Treehouse Restaurant, Matalino St., Teacher’s Village, Quezon City Main Guest: Rep. Teddy Brawner Baguilat, Lone District of Ifugao and Chairperson of House Committee on National Cultural Communities (or Indigenous Peoples) Panelists: Datu Ed Banda…

[In the news] Bukidnon Lumads eye ‘IP university’ -MindaNews

MindaNews » Bukidnon Lumads eye ‘IP university’. By Walter I. Balane September 7, 2012 MARAMAG, Bukidnon (MindaNews/7 Sept) – The Bukidnon Indigenous Peoples Educators Network is aspiring to put up an indigenous people’s university to focus on an IP-centered curriculum. Datu Magdaleno “Mayda” Pandian, the mandatory IP representative to the provincial board, told MindaNews via…

[In the news] Bukidnon group backs alternative resource use bill -MindaNews

MindaNews » Bukidnon group backs alternative resource use bill. By Walter I. Balane August 11, 2012 MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/10 Aug) – A group in Bukidnon composed of multi-sectoral organizations is seeking greater public support, especially from Bukidnon’s three congressional representatives, for the passage of the Alternative Minerals Management Bill (AMMB) to help protect the province’s…

[In the news] Multi-sectoral human rights monitoring body pushed in Bukidnon -MindaNews

MindaNews » Multi-sectoral human rights monitoring body pushed in Bukidnon. By Walter I. Balane July 28, 2012 MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/ 27 July)- Representatives from civil society organizations (CSOs) in Bukidnon have pushed for the creation of a provincial multi-sectoral body to monitor human rights issues in the area. The recommendation, among others, emerged on Thursday…

[In the news] Family seeks reinvestigation of Peñas case -MindaNews

MindaNews » Family seeks reinvestigation of Peñas case. By Walter I. Balane July 28, 2012 MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/27 July) – The family of slain Sumilao, Bukidnon farmer-leader Renato “Ka Rene” Peñas is pushing for a reinvestigation of his case after it was closed in 2010 after the two witnesses retracted their affidavits. Wopsyjenn Peñas, daughter…

[Press Release] Killings of Environment Advocates Unpunished – Human Rights Watch

Philippines: Killings of Environment Advocates Unpunished Cease Deploying Paramilitary Forces in Mining Areas (New York, July 18, 2012) – The Philippine government’s failure to address threats and killings of environmental advocates worsens a climate of lawlessness just as the Aquino administration is pushing for new mining investments, Human Rights Watch said today. On July 2,…

[Featured Photo] Women farmers from Negros chant slogans at the Mendiola Bridge. (Photo: Jimmy A. Domingo) -TFM

Women farmers from Negros chant slogans at the Mendiola Bridge. (Photo: Jimmy A. Domingo) Source: Task Force Mapalad FB account Farmers who marched from Bukidnon, Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, Negros and Batangas since June 1 urging President Aquino to complete CARPER implementation until 2014 trooped to Mendiola Bridge near the Malacanang Palace on June…

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[Urgent Appeal] Indigenous leader opposing mining murdered -AHRC

3 May 2012 —————————————————— PHILIPPINES: Indigenous leader opposing mining murdered ISSUES: Extrajudicial killing; human rights defenders —————————————————— Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is deeply concerned about the killing of an indigenous leader inside his domicile in Bukidnon province. Since 2011, the victim has been receiving threats to his life from members of…

[From the web] Bukidnon farmers urge RAMCAR to vacate CARP-covered land; demand immediate installation | Task Force Mapalad

7 Mar 2012 – Bukidnon farmers urge RAMCAR to vacate CARP-covered land; demand immediate installation | Task Force Mapalad. Bukidnon farmers clad in cow heads held a picket-rally to condemn the illegal occupation and use by RAMCAR of 983 hectares of land already covered by the agrarian reform program depriving 550 farming families of justice.…