[From the web] Non-Moro IP Provisions in Senate Bill 1717 and House Bill 6475: Compliant to FAB-CAB and the 1987 Philippine Constitution -By Alim M. Bandara

Non-Moro IP Provisions in Senate Bill 1717 and House Bill 6475: Compliant to FAB-CAB and the 1987 Philippine Constitution By Alim M. Bandara[1] The two versions of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) –Senate Bill 1717 and House Bill 6475 have been met with diverse reactions from different stakeholders in the Bangsamoro core areas and outside…

[Appeal] Appeal to Congress (House of Representatives and Senate): DEMAND FOR THE INCLUSION OF IP RIGHTS IN THE BBL -Loyukan

Appeal to Congress (House of Representatives and Senate): DEMAND FOR THE INCLUSION OF IP RIGHTS IN THE BBL The Késéfangguwit Timuay or Timuay Justice and Governance (TJG) is an Indigenous Political Structure (IPS) of the Téduray and Lambangian in the core area of the propose Bangsamoro political entity with a population of not less than…

[People] FULL FORCE for SMI-XSTRATA Mines by Judy A. Pasimio

FULL FORCE for SMI-XSTRATA Mines by Judy A. Pasimio LILAK (Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights) It is like watching a full orchestra playing a symphony. An ugly, sinister symphony. The Office of the President recently issued a decision to the appeal of Sagittarius Mines, Inc. (SMI) (Feb. 4, 2013), finding no grounds for the Department…

[In the news] Kibungan folks assail NPA tag by mine firm – baguiomidlandcourier.com.ph

by Jimmy Laking Source: http://baguiomidlandcourier.com.ph Barangay officials and community residents of Palina in Kibungan, Benguet have denounced a statement attributed to a mining company that tended to link villagers to the rebel group New People’s Army. “This is damaging to the integrity and reputation of the community,” the officials said in a resolution addressed to…

(Announcement) National Indigenous Peoples Policy Agenda: Building Consensus, Claiming the Future

The Consultative Group on Indigenous Peoples Concerns (CGIP) invites you to the OPENING of a groundbreaking summit geared toward upholding the rights of the country’s indigenous peoples on March 21, Monday, from 9am to 10:30am. National Indigenous Peoples Policy Agenda: Building Consensus, Claiming the Future 21-23 March 2011 Pearl hall, Seameo-INNOTECH, Diliman, Quezon City IPs…