Posts by tag: Indigenous Peoples

11 years ago

The fugitive of Talaingod

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The fugitive of Talaingod

Datu Guibang Apoga, the chieftain of the Ata-Manobo tribe in the hinterlands of Talaingod, has been in hiding for a decade now.

11 years ago

DavNor gov says Lumads need livelihood, basic services

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More on livelihood, health care and basic services water supply, better road access, and education. These are the needs of indigenous peoples (Lumads) in his province, according to Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo P. del Rosario when Mindanao Interfaith Services Foundation, Inc. (MISFI), a Davao City based non-governmental organization (NGO), made a courtesy visit in his office.

11 years ago

Ilagan wants Lumad agenda in Congress

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“There is no dignity, in policy nor in practice, in the way our indigenous peoples are being treated. Indigenous communities are being displaced and threatened by mining concessions; they are being massacred supposedly in the name of development. There is an ethnocide going on in this country,” Gabriela Rep. Luz Ilagan said.

11 years ago

‘New’ Kadayawan goes back to its tribal roots

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Tribal women perform during the opening ceremonies of the Kadayawan Festival last week. (davaotoday.com photo by Tyrone A. Velez) Click here for more Kadayawan pictures.

By TYRONE A. VELEZ and CHERYLL D. FIEL | Davao Today

As the city announced a shift in the way the annual Kadayawan Festival is celebrated — that is, for one, showcasing Lumad culture and tradition not for tourism’s sake — tribal leaders remain concerned that the festivities hardly depict the struggle of Mindanao’s indigenous peoples to pursue their unique way of life and retain control of their ancestral lands, which have been encroached into by big mining companies and plantations.