[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…

[Appeal] Urgent call to resolve the recurring violation of the Lumad children’s right to education among Children in Situations with Armed Conflict -NGO Coalition CRC

An open letter to the President of the Philippines HIS EXCELLENCY BENIGNO ‘NOYNOY’ AQUINO III President Republic of the Philippines Malacanang Palace Dear President Aquino, The Civil Society Coalition on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (NGO Coalition CRC) joins the urgent call to resolve the recurring violation of the Lumad children’s right…

[Press Release] Justice for Jordan Manda is justice to all Lumads, Amnesty International said in commemoration of the National Indigenous Peoples’ Month

Justice for Jordan Manda is justice to all Lumads, Amnesty International said in commemoration of the National Indigenous Peoples’ Month Today, in commemoration of National Indigenous Peoples Month, Amnesty International Philippines stands by indigenous peoples (IP) leaders and community members in their call for justice to the continuing attacks and killings against indigenous peoples specially…

[People] The Example of True Friendship by Fr. Shay Cullen

The Example of True Friendship (Fr. Shay’s columns are published in The Manila Times, in publications in Ireland, the UK, Hong Kong, and on-line.) The life and death of Father Fausto Tentorio (59) is not going to be forgotten. Filipinos and many others will continue to recall and celebrate his steadfast solidarity, commitment and dedication…

[Event/Reactions] Indigenous women on PNoy’s SONA

INDIGENOUS WOMEN ON PNOY’S SONA TERESA, Sambal, 40 years old (Cabangan, Zambales) Nakakainsulto na nagpapalakpakan sila dun sa kongreso para sa CCT/PPPP, samantalang kami na pinakamahirap sa mahihirap, ni hindi naabutan nito. (Conditional Cash Transfer/Pangtawid Programa para sa Pamilya Pilipino) Wala man lang pagbanggit kahit isa sa mga indigenous peoples; wala man lang pagbanggit sa…

[In the news] Children and schools caught in Philippine conflicts, and the UN is concerned about AFP tactics – Interaksyon.com

Children and schools caught in Philippine conflicts, and the UN is concerned about AFP tactics – Interaksyon.com. Carlos H. Conde, InterAksyon.com MANILA, Philippines – The soldiers descended on the Lumad (tribal) villages of Lianga where, according to human rights and tribal groups, they put up checkpoints that restricted the movement of residents and imposed a…

[In the news] AFP stands out in UN chief’s report for violating children’s rights – Interaksyon.com

AFP stands out in UN chief’s report for violating children’s rights – Interaksyon.com. Carlos H. Conde MANILA, Philippines – The soldiers descended on the Lumad (tribal) villages of Lianga where, according to human rights and tribal groups, they put up checkpoints that restricted the movement of residents and imposed a blockade that severely constrained the…

[In the news] Listen to forest dwellers, rights groups urge DENR – Special Reports – GMA News Online – Latest Philippine News

Listen to forest dwellers, rights groups urge DENR – Special Reports – GMA News Online – Latest Philippine News. PATERNO ESMAQUEL II, GMA News In a patch of old-growth forest in a mostly denuded area in Bislig, Surigao del Sur, the local Manobo community once rescued an endangered Philippine Eagle in 2007 and named it…