The task force will be led by retired Colonel Allen Capuyan, who has been on leave from the Manila International Airport Authority since he was accused of facilitating smuggling and corruption in the Bureau of Customs last year
'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
Dakula Guillermo Tiambong, who had met with President Rodrigo Duterte in a Lumad summit, was killed by suspected members of the NPA, says the military
Datu Roel Arthur Ali, chairman of the Supreme Tribal Council for Peace and Development (STCPD), says Lumad leaders are clamoring for a pangayaw – a local term for tribal war, after the death of Datu Banandjao Mampaundag and his son
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'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
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
Malacañang says indigenous peoples can refuse any plan to relocate them from their ancestral domain
A Lumad father and his son were 'shot to death' inside their house in Talaingod, Davao del Norte, the military says
Progressive groups based at the state university are gearing for a bigger protest on Friday, February 23
This comes after President Rodrigo Duterte said he will search for investors to help generate wealth in ancestral domains
Duterte means he would give away the privileges of students who kept 'walking out,' a known expression of protest which UP students have taken against state policies, including tuition fee increases
The Lumad will be relocated to temporary shelters that will be modeled after those units the government built in Lanao del Sur for the evacuees from the war-torn Marawi City, the President says
Duterte, who is aware this idea could spark controversy among the Lumad, tells the leaders opening these areas to investors would be a way for them to generate wealth
United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings Agnes Callamard defends fellow experts Victoria Tauli-Corpuz and Cecilia Jimenez-Damary
Save our Schools Network urges the President to withdraw all government forces from indigenous peoples communities and lift the extended implementation of martial law
Senator Loren Legarda calls for an investigation into Lumad deaths in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, allegedly at the hands of the military
Datu Benandao Maugan, 59, has reportedly refused the communist fighters' demands over the years in his sitio in Kapalong, Davao del Norte
'It is a war waged from ridge to reef where bullets and bombs constantly rain on the rural villages standing in the way of big mining operations, plantations, and other destructive projects'
(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
(UPDATED) Confronted in an open forum, Education Secretary Leonor Briones says activists are barking up the wrong tree when they blame DepEd for the bombing of schools in indigenous communities
(UPDATED) The President proposes a Congress session where leaders of various groups, including MILF and MNLF, can present their versions of the Bangsamoro basic law
Mohagher Iqbal says laws that protect non-Islamized tribes will be recognized in the proposed Bangsamoro entity
Education Secretary Leonor Briones signs a new policy on the protection of children in armed conflict, which 'supersedes' the contested DepEd Order 221
(UPDATE) DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones explains that Lumad schools applying for a permit should go through the process required by the department
The city council has passed the Indigenous People Attire Ordinance, which awaits Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio's signature
The Lakbayanis are supposed to cap off the annual Lakbayan during the commemoration of declaration of Martial Law. Some 3 months since they came to Metro Manila, however, and the Lumads have still not gone home.
The 10th Infantry Division will begin training qualified Lumad recruits in October
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On Thursday, September 21, Filipinos stand up for their rights in various ways – including through art and music
Hugpungan coordinator Rey Paulin says that to understand the plight of the Moros and the indigenous people, 'we must understand each and every culture'
Some 2,000 members of minority groups join the Mendiola rally on September 21, telling stories of how government troops have attacked their schools and communities
Former congressman Teddy Casiño says it's 'a big joke' that President Duterte declares September 21 a day of protest: 'He is the subject of the protest'
Check out scenes at the concert, which also featured Dong Abay, Gloc9, Juan Miguel Severo, and Bayang Barrios
Cebu Pacific says the Philippine National Police 'had to check their documents because many of them were minors'
The protest comes after the killing of 19 year old Grade 6 student Obillao Bay ao in Talaingod Davao del Norte
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The Save Our Schools Network says 19 year old Obillo Bay ao was shot by a member of a paramilitary group
Teduray leader Timuay Santos Unsad says the current version of the proposed BBL does not include provisions protecting non Islamized indigenous tribes
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Indigenous peoples fear getting caught in conflict after the ceasefire between government forces and communist rebels has been lifted
Joey Ayala at Ang Bagong Lumad are set to hit up Rappler Live Jam! Watch them perform here!
Seguerra calls for Sangguniang Kabataan elections to push through saying reforms have improved the institution
The declaration of martial law has worsened the situation of indigenous peoples in Mindanao Lumad leaders say
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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
Chad Booc 23 chooses to serve as a volunteer teacher to Lumad students instead of getting a corporate job
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