Posts by tag: Indigenous Peoples

10 years ago

Mindanao group slams recruitment of lumads to fight the NPAs

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By GERMELINA A. LACORTE | Davao Today

Lumads belonging to the Mindanao-wide indigenous peoples group Kalumaran claim theyre being recruited to fight the NPAs against their will. (davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)

Lumads are made to fight against each other so that big mining companies and plantations can come in and take control of the ancestral domain, said Norma Capuyan, Kalumaran vice chairperson.

Dulphing Ogan, secretary-general of the indigenous peoples group Kalumaran, said that militarization remains to be the greatest problem facing the lumads, who are also fast losing their ancestral lands to big mining and plantation companies without their consent.

In other places, a mining firm operates but there are no plantations, he said, But in all places, the military presence brings about widespread fear.Read on.

10 years ago

Dreaming of the dagmay

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Various designs of the dagmay(davaotoday.com photo)

By Germelina A. Lacorte
Davao Today
Among the Mandayas, the dagmay has been worn as womens skirts but it is also used as blankets and to wrap the dead. Each design, however, carries with it a certain story. Most of the traditional designs, which can easily date back to over a hundred years, have come to them in dreams.

10 years ago

Ginum and Amorsolo painting

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NOSTALGIA. A reproduction of Armorsolo’s Fruit Harvesting (1950) on display at the Davao Museum until January 13 next year. (davaotoday.com photo by Jonald Mahinay)

Celebrating Ginum: A Festival for a Bountiful Harvest, runs at the Davao Museum until January 13 next year, the 13th of the 20 Amorsolo retrospective satellite exhibits slated around the country.

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Amorsolos Fruit Harvesting and the life of the people
By Lorie Ann A. Cascaro
Ten years after a fieldtrip in my kindergarten, I visited Davao Museum again on a Saturday morning. I would not have bothered if not for the Amorsolos satellite exhibit. The entrance fee piqued me a bit. It made me think that museums are not really for the common folks but for tourists who would like to see in capsule the citys history.

10 years ago

Part of Diwalwals 8,100 hectare mining reserve up for bidding

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Government has declared the 8,100 hectares, which included the gold rush site of Diwalwal, as a mineral reserve, taking over full control of its operation. Government has divided the area into three zones, the 729 hectare gold rush site operated by the small miners, another zone open for large scale investors and the tribal section, where indigenous peoples who formerly owned the land are allowed to operate.

10 years ago

Lumad leader fears for his life

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Lumad leader Kerlan Fanagel is surprised to see his picture on a poster of the wanted list of Communist rebels displayed in public areas in Compostela town, Compostela Valley Province. Fanagel figured in the fight against the militarization of Lumad communities in Compostela. His Lumad group Pasaka points to the 28th IB of the Philippine Army as the people behind those posters, an accusation that the Philippine Army denies. (davaotoday.com photo by Jonald Mahinay)