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Japan team transplants stem cells into brain to treat Parkinson's

Nov 09, 2018 - 6:50 PM

The research team at Kyoto University injects iPS cells – which have the potential to develop into any cell in the body – into the brain of a male patient in his fifties.

[OPINION] The Lumad are not the villains

Nov 04, 2018 - 4:56 PM

Mocha Uson, you asked the Lumad to chant your President's name. Well here's my response: his name's not worth chanting.

Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Groups slam Uson for red-tagging Lumad rights organizations

Oct 30, 2018 - 9:42 AM

One of the supposed Lumad at Mocha Uson's 'protest' at the University of the Philippines Diliman campus is linked to a paramilitary group, say Lumad rights advocates

NCIP to ABS-CBN: 'Immediately rectify' portrayal of Bagani in teleserye

Mar 07, 2018 - 11:18 AM

'The TV fantasy show distorts, misleads, and confuses rather than educates the Filipino TV viewers on the indigenous concept and term Bagani,' says National Commission on Indigenous Peoples chairperson Leonor Oralde-Quintayo

Federal PH: Alvarez wants separate states for indigenous peoples

Feb 07, 2018 - 6:44 PM

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, who identifies himself as a Manobo, says indigenous peoples should be able to 'govern according to their customs and laws'

STATES FOR IPs? The House Speaker continues rallying support for the shift to federalism. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

HRW calls for end to 'government abuses' in indigenous communities

Feb 07, 2018 - 3:35 PM

'Government plans to improve the lives of the Lumad are unlikely to succeed so long as indigenous communities live in fear of violence, exploitation, and abuse,' says Human Rights Watch's Carlos Conde

JUSTICE SOUGHT. Indigenous people and religious leaders join a rally to call for justice for the murdered Lumad leaders in Mindanao. File photo by Vincent Go/Rappler

CHR: Ancestral lands of indigenous peoples 'sacred' and protected by law

Feb 07, 2018 - 2:28 PM

The Commission on Human Rights reminds the government that any development plans on ancestral domains, including opening them to investors, should take into consideration the rights of indigenous peoples as enshrined in the law

Briones holds dialogue with leaders of IP communities

Dec 07, 2017 - 2:46 PM

(UPDATED) IP leaders from Kalinga, Pampanga, Rizal, Tacloban City, Bukidnon, Agusan del Sur, Davao del Sur, and South Cotabato, sit down with Education Secretary Leonor Briones for a two-hour meeting

Briones with IP

Project Liwanag: Light for Aetas

Nov 26, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Like many upland communities, they did not have access to electricity. But their lives changed after a group of young graduates visited them.

‘Improper’ use of Lumad, Moro attire to be banned in Davao City

Nov 08, 2017 - 9:34 PM

The city council has passed the Indigenous People Attire Ordinance, which awaits Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio's signature

File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Health officials confirm 8 leprosy cases among Palawan’s indigenous group

Oct 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The cases are discovered during the municipal health office awareness campaign on leprosy and other skin diseases in Rizal town

CURABLE DISEASE. Leprosy is curable, with multidrug therapy treatment lasting to a minimum of one to one and a half year. Photo via Shutterstock

How did the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act help empower the community?

Oct 17, 2017 - 6:05 PM

It has been 20 years since President Fidel Ramos signed the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act

Why the Lumad are asking for another version of BBL

Sep 02, 2017 - 6:07 PM

Teduray leader Timuay Santos Unsad says the current version of the proposed BBL does not include provisions protecting non Islamized indigenous tribes

Lumad leaders to UN rapporteur: 'We're affected by wars which aren't ours'

Aug 12, 2017 - 3:10 PM

The declaration of martial law has worsened the situation of indigenous peoples in Mindanao Lumad leaders say

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' DAY. UN special rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (3rd from L) link arms with indigenous leaders including Lambangian tribe leader Leticio Datuwata (4th from L) and Kulamanen Matigsalog Migsabela chairperson Magdalena Suhat-Herbilla during the celebration of the International Day of the World's Indigenous peoples on August 9, 2017 at the University of the Philippines Diliman in Quezon City

Coping vs adapting: How Aetas face climate change threats

Aug 10, 2017 - 4:59 PM

Farming income of the Aetas is highly seasonal and vulnerable to typhoons prolonged drought and excessive rain

AFFECTED. According to Nanay Cristy, the Aetas in Zambales are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in farming communities. All photos courtesy of Bea Orante

Anti-poverty chief calls to stop mining operations in Lumad lands

Aug 09, 2017 - 6:49 PM

National Anti Poverty Commission secretary Liza Maza issues the statement in time of the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People

IP RIGHTS. August 9 marks the National Indigenous People’s Day and the 10th anniversary of the United Nations (UN) Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People. Photo by Carl Cesar Rebuta/LRC

'Bakwit school' for Lumad children opens in UP

Aug 08, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Indigenous peoples have set up camp at the state university campus in Diliman after tribal schools in Mindanao were burned or occupied by government troops

BAKWIT SCHOOL. An alternative learning venue opens up for Lumad children who have set up protest camps at the University of the Philippines Diliman. All photos by Mark Saludes

Rosita Caballero, a kept maiden from Panay Bukidnon, dies

Jul 31, 2017 - 5:46 PM

Rosita Caballero one of the last known kept maidens belonging to the Panay Bukidnon indigenous community dies at age 73

KEPT MAIDEN. Rosita Caballero is one of the last kept maiden from the Panay Bukidnon indigenous community. Photo courtesy of Daryl John Santos

Filipino groups present automated poll systems, ideas in tech fair

Jul 29, 2017 - 8:55 AM

It s high time that we have a Filipino system in place for a Filipino election says the alternate chairman of the Comelec Advisory Council

PROUDLY PINOY. These are some of the homegrown technologies and ideas presented at the AES Tech Fair at Novotel Manila, Quezon City, on Wednesday, July 26. Photos by Michael Bueza/Rappler

WATCH: How to educate the youth through arts

Mar 18, 2017 - 3:13 PM

Established in 2012 Tabsing Kolektib aims to educate people through theater

TABSING. Taking estuary as a metaphor, Tabsing Kolektib envisions itself as a meeting place for artists. Photo courtesy of Tabsing Kolektib

Pia Wurtzbach's Coron visit highlights resiliency, IP issues

Jan 22, 2017 - 8:35 AM

All the Calamian Islands are ancestral domains of the Tagbanuas So far there are only 2 communities that have been awarded the title There are 23 barangays still applying for titles a development worker explains

WARM WELCOME. Pia Wurtzbach rides a motorcade around Coron town proper on January 21, 2017. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Indigenous peoples call for recognition of rights in peace talks

Jan 19, 2017 - 7:05 PM

We urge the government to heed the call of IPs to stop the militarization of their communities and to grant political prisoners unconditional amnesty

WATCH: Girl wishes to be next Aeta teacher from her village

Dec 25, 2016 - 8:00 PM

In early December MovePH went to Sitio Burog Elementary School in Bamban Tarlac as part of the ShareLove campaign This is where we met Ericka Cosme

SHARE LOVE. Students from Sitio Burog Elementary School in Tarlac receive slippers and books from MovePH. Photo by Vina Salazar/ Rappler

DOST researchers win P1.3 million in total prizes for published studies

Dec 02, 2016 - 3:40 PM

The DOST rewards researchers for having their studies published in international journals

Academician Eufemio T. Rasco, Jr. (left, back row), chairman of the Agricultural Sciences Division of the DOST-NAST PHL, joins awardees of the 2016 Intellectual Property Award for International Publication from the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) during the December 1 awarding in Pasay City. FNRI researchers won a total of P600,000 for 10 published studies. Photo by Edd Usman

Lawmakers condemn US embassy protest clash: 'Heads should roll'

Oct 20, 2016 - 5:45 PM

UPDATED As a society our trust in the police may only be earned if they respect the rule of law and our fundamental rights says Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr

Protesters lie on the ground after being hit by a police van during a rally in front of the US embassy in Manila on October 19, 2016. Photo by AFP

Probe PNP’s ‘fascistic’ protest dispersal, lawmakers ask

Oct 20, 2016 - 12:51 PM

Congress must not allow such fascistic actions of the Philippine National Police to prosper under the new administration says the House Makabayan bloc in their resolution

'FASCIST' DISPERSAL? A police officer hits protesters inside their jeepney with a stick  during a violent clash between the PNP and IP rallyists on October 19. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PLDT, Globe boost telco services in Leyte, Biliran

Sep 21, 2016 - 2:07 PM

The two rivals expand their interconnection links in 3 provinces in Eastern Visayas

PLDT, Globe sign IP peering deal after 6 years

Jun 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM

Globe s Gil Genio says the arrangement will ultimately lead to more affordable Internet services for subscribers

IP PEERING. Senator Bam Aquino (C) witnesses the signing of the memorandum of agreement between PLDT and Globe on IP Peering. Photo from PLDT, Inc.

Save our Schools to Duterte: Make education accessible to Lumad

Jun 07, 2016 - 9:03 PM

About 1 000 Lumad students in Mindanao will begin classes in evacuation centers because of alleged militarization in indigenous communities

EDUCATION. Will the next president improve the state of Philippine education? File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

IPs in Mindanao to get 605 new classrooms

May 27, 2016 - 1:56 PM

The budget department releases P500 million for new classrooms in 18 provinces

NEW CLASSROOMS. Students from indigenous peoples' communities in Mindanao will get new classrooms this 2016. File photo by Rappler

IP leaders hold tribal ritual to save Mt Apo

May 24, 2016 - 1:40 PM

During the sacred ritual which sought forgiveness from the tribes ancestors for the disrespect of Mt Apo North Cotabato 2nd District Representative Nancy Catamco is named a Diwata or protector

RITUAL. Several IP groups hold a special ritual to save Mt. Apo. All photos by Editha Z. Caduaya

Top 3 challenges for Dumaguete's next leaders

May 08, 2016 - 10:20 PM

On top of problems in poverty crime and pollution the capital of Negros Oriental is still adjusting to the new Negros Island Region set up

THE BOULEVARD. One of Dumaguete City's well-known tourist spots. Photo by Therene Mari Quijano

PLDT ICT unit: Banks must step up measures vs cyber crimes

Apr 18, 2016 - 4:10 PM

Some financial institutions have inadequate protection from cyber attacks – a cause for concern as the country s networks are said to be growing more vulnerable

VULNERABLE. A large percentage of computers in the Philippines have been invaded by malware -- the same intrusive software initially found to have allowed the illegal electronic transfer of funds in the Bangladesh case

Senate bets vow to act on sectoral concerns

Mar 19, 2016 - 2:39 PM

Seven senatorial candidates court the support of 7 marginalized sectors promising to pursue their priority agenda

SECTORAL CONSULTATION. Senatorial bets attend Ang Kailangang Boses a forum in Ateneo de Manila University where they listened to representatives from various sectors. Photo by Gerard Lim/Rappler

7 sectors set agenda for Senate bets in forum

Mar 16, 2016 - 10:40 AM

Representatives of the labor OFW farmers indigenous peoples detainees displaced persons and PWD sectors tell senatorial candidates what they expect from them should they win

AGENDA. Representatives from 7 marginalized sector of Philippine society present their agenda to 6 senatorial candidates. Photo by Gerard Lim/Rappler

Who are protected by the Paris climate talks?

Dec 11, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Beyond the scientific and technical aspects of the draft COP21 deal what human elements are overlooked?

CRUNCH TIME. With only a whole day left before the final climate agreement is born, human rights advocates are hoping for a truly inclusive deal. File photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler

World's indigenous women fight climate change

Dec 07, 2015 - 8:08 PM

Indigenous women worldwide gather in Paris to prove that they too are part of the battle against climate change

Will I find love in Paris? Or will there be more?

Dec 03, 2015 - 1:01 PM

Au revoir Manila I ll be back soon with several stories about gender climate change and human rights to tell

Photo by Joel Saget/AFP

Ako, babaeng Hanunuo

Dec 02, 2015 - 3:00 PM

The burden to feed and care for children while also caring for nature is carried by the Hanunuo Mangyan women in Oriental Mindoro

Bukidnon: Many farmers hungry, mired in debt

Nov 28, 2015 - 5:15 PM

Northern Mindanao s food basket Bukidnon has the highest number of poor households Ironically many of its food producers have fallen off the food basket

Aquino holds meeting with Lumad in Malacañang

Nov 24, 2015 - 6:42 PM

The president heard their concerns and issued directives to come up with concrete action plans to address these

RIGHTS DEFENDERS. Indigenous peoples and advocates light candles for Lumad victims and Emok Samarca, one of slain indigenous rights defenders in Surigao del Sur on September 11. Photo by Vincent Go/Rappler

Include IPs in climate change talks – United Nations

Nov 21, 2015 - 4:14 PM

The UNDP urges governments to listen to the voices of the indigenous peoples in preparation for the international climate change conference in Paris

Lawmaker tells Makabayan: 'Attend probe instead of rallying'

Nov 12, 2015 - 10:53 PM

North Cotabato s Nancy Catamco urges the militant groups supporting the Lumad to raise their issues at the congressional probe where officials of agencies are present

When there's smoke, there's fire?

Nov 10, 2015 - 4:45 AM

What's eating up Mindoro's forests?

Nov 10, 2015 - 4:45 AM

If there really is no logging then why are trees disappearing?

Mangyans and kaingin

Nov 10, 2015 - 4:45 AM

How are indigenous people s rights kaingin and the environment linked?

#Manilakbayan: Can you help the Lumad?

Oct 27, 2015 - 4:09 PM

You can donate food medicine sleeping mats to indigenous peoples from Mindanao who are in Manila to highlight their call to stop human right violations against their communities

PLDT in talks with Globe for bilateral IP peering

Oct 03, 2015 - 11:30 AM

UPDATED Discussions with Globe are part of a broader effort of PLDT to improve Internet services in the country says PLDT Executive Vice President Ernesto Alberto

TIME FOR IP PEERING. About 95% of the web content accessed by Filipinos are sourced overseas, primarily North America and to a lesser extent Europe. Shutterstock image

The Lumad's long years of languishing for land and life

Sep 30, 2015 - 5:31 PM

Their tragic fate and stories have to be honored and retold many times over until a concrete solution is reached and peace prevails

Is the military innocent in Lumad killings?

Sep 30, 2015 - 5:30 PM

A young Lumad who is caught in the middle of the war between the government and the New People s Army shares his take on the killings in indigenous areas