[Statement] PNFSP criticize another attempt to discredit Lumad schools

Philippine Network of Food Security Programmes, Inc. (PNFSP) vehemently condemn another desperate attempt by the military to discredit and close down the Lumad schools, Alternative Learning Center for Agricultural and Livelihood Development (ALCADEV) and Tribal Filipino Programs for Surigao del Sur (TRIFFPSS) on the pretext of legislative inquiry orchestrated by the Office of the Presidential…

[Urgent Appeal] (PHILIPPINES) Torture of Indigenous People -TFDP

URGENT APPEAL July 9, 2018 (PHILIPPINES) Torture of Indigenous People ISSUES: Assertion of right to life; freedom from torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment ______________________________________________________ Dear friends, The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) is forwarding to you an appeal regarding the torture of four indigenous people in Upi, Maguindanao.…

[From the web] Philippines warned over “massive” impact of military operations on Mindanao indigenous peoples -UNOHCHR

Philippines warned over “massive” impact of military operations on Mindanao indigenous peoples GENEVA (27 December 2017) – The ongoing militarization of Mindanao in the Philippines is having a massive and potentially irreversible impact on the human rights of some of the island’s indigenous Lumad communities, UN experts* have warned. “Thousands of Lumads have already been…

[From the web] Philippine Police Probe Violent Protest Dispersal. Lack of Accountability Fuels Impunity -HRW

Philippine Police Probe Violent Protest Dispersal Lack of Accountability Fuels Impunity By Carlos H. Conde Researcher, Asia Division @condeHRW October 21, 2016 The Philippine National Police have suspended nine officers involved in the violent dispersal of protesters – some of whom were bearing batons and throwing stones – demonstrating in support of President Rodrigo Duterte’s…

[From the web] Workers’ group slam Duterte’s defense of police brutality, holds President accountable -BMP

Workers’ group slam Duterte’s defense of police brutality, holds President accountable Socialist workers’ group Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino today lambasted President Rodrigo Duterte’s response to the violent dispersal of protests in front of the US embassy this week, calling it “an act of violence against the people.” “Instead of saying the only thing that must…

[From the web] Philippine Tribal Minorities Demand Justice Duterte has Opportunity to Deliver on Indigenous Rights By Carlos H. Conde

Philippine Tribal Minorities Demand Justice Duterte has Opportunity to Deliver on Indigenous Rights By Carlos H. Conde Researcher, Asia Division @condeHRW Hundreds of indigenous people marched in the streets of Manila on Monday, demanding respect for their basic human rights. They called for the government of President Rodrigo Duterte to drop trumped-up charges brought by…

[Statement] Solidarity with and Justice for Indigenous Peoples! -ATM

ATM Statement on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples Solidarity with and Justice for Indigenous Peoples! August 4, 2016 Alyansa Tigil Mina, an alliance of mining-affected communities and their support groups from civil society, which opposes the aggressive promotion of large-scale mining in the Philippines, is strongly supporting the Indigenous Peoples (IP) and…

[Press Release] Mining affects indigenous women human rights, Phil women’s groups said at 64thCEDAW session

Mining affects indigenous women human rights, Phil women’s groups said at 64thCEDAW session Geneva, Switzerland – Mining projects which encroached upon IP territories without our genuine consent causing a web of women human rights violations has been one of the statements issued by indigenous women and women’s rights advocates from the Philippines in the Convention…

[Press Release] Student-Leaders challenge Aquino, Duterte to address ‘neglected’ IP issues in country -SPARK

YOUTH GROUPS: HYPE WON’T SOLVE BADJAO GIRL’S PROBLEMS Student-Leaders challenge Aquino, Duterte to address ‘neglected’ IP issues in country Youth groups expressed concern over the growing hype surrounding rising internet sensations from marginalized sectors in society, particularly Rita Gabiola, popularly known as ‘BadjaoGirl.’ Viral photos of Gabiola, taken while she was begging for alms in…

[Urgent Appeal] Torture and Killing of Indigenous People -TFDP

URGENT APPEAL April 13, 2016 (PHILIPPINES) Torture and Killing of Indigenous People ISSUES: Assertion of right to life; freedom from torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment ______________________________________________________________________________ Dear friends, The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) is forwarding to you an appeal regarding the torture and killing of three indigenous…

[Video] Damn the Kaliwa Dam in the Sierra Madre

Damn the Kaliwa Dam in the Sierra Madre Posted on Youtube by Pedro Montallana Published on Oct 23, 2015 The video is about the peoples’ opposition to the construction of the Kaliwa, Laiban and Kanan B-1 Dams. President Benigno Aquino III cited Kaliwa dam in his 5th State of the Nation Address (On July 28, 2014)…

[Statement] Back to School By Lilak

Back to School By Judy A. Pasimio LILAK (Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights) Reynalyn Enriquez breathed her last at 3 am of September 8. Or at least that’s when her mother noticed her lifeless. She was suffering from asthma for the past week. She was 4 years old. According to news reports, Maribel, Reynalyn’s…

[From the web] Soldiers Stand Aside While Paramilitaries Attack Villagers, Students- HRW

Philippines: Soldiers Stand Aside While Paramilitaries Attack Villagers, Students Military claims of ‘tribal war’ and denials of complicity fall flat when troops do nothing (Manila, September 24, 2015) – The Philippine military has repeatedly stood aside while paramilitary forces have attacked indigenous villages and schools in the southern region of Mindanao, Human Rights Watch said…