Posts by tag: Indigenous Peoples

5 years ago

A CHILD’S PLEA TO AFP

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An Agusan Manobo child lets the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Eastern Mindanao Command in Panacan, Davao City know that military operations have affected the schooling of children in five barangays in Loreto, Agusan del Sur since the end of July. Around 1,000 Manobos including 300 children fled their villages for fear of hearing successive gunfire. (davaotoday.com photo by Ace R. Morandante)

6 years ago

Family of anti-mining B’laan leader killed by military men

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By ALEX D. LOPEZ
Davao Today

Karapatan-Socsksargends, however, said Bravo was lying.  What happened, he said, was an attack by Philippine Army troops against hapless lumads who are opposed to the operation of foreign and large-scale mining SMI-Xstrata, in their ancestral land.

9 years ago

No reason to celebrate the international indigenous peoples day — Kalumaran

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DAVAO CITY (davaotoday.com) — A partylist representative and leaders of indigenous peoples groups in Mindanao said theres no reason to celebrate the 15th year of International Day of Indigenous Peoples as the tribes continue to suffer from the atrocities of the Arroyo administration.

“The Arroyo administration did not only fail to uphold, protect and promote IP rights, Gabriela Women Partylist representative Luz Ilagan said, It has also violated these rights. Read on

9 years ago

Lumad farmer survives slay attempt

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DAVAO CITY – – A lumad farmer survived a slay attempt in Baganga town of Davao Oriental on June 26 this year.

I was lucky to have noticed the triggerman drew a gun as their motorcycle pulled alongside us. I heard three shots. They were so close, I could almost see the bullets whizzing by my head,” Gonzales told Davao Today. Read on.