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Duterte to create task force on Lumad concerns – Dureza

Mar 07, 2018 - 5:39 PM

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

LUMAD'S WISH. The tribal leaders in Mindanao insist on a Bangsamoro entity that recognizes their right to ancestral domain​. Photo by Mick Basa

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

Another Lumad leader 'shot to death' in Surigao del Norte

Feb 10, 2018 - 8:34 AM

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

Ata leaders warn NPA of tribal war

Feb 08, 2018 - 9:05 PM

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

DATU ROEL ALI. President Rodrigo Duterte greets Supreme Tribal Council for Peace and Development Chair Datu Roel Ali and Mindanao IP Council for Peace and Development Chair Datu Joel Unad at the Indigenous Peoples Leaders' Summit in Davao City. Malacañang file photo

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Feb 08, 2018 - 10:39 AM

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Presidential Spokesperon Atty. Harry Roque responds to follow up question after the press briefing in Malacañang on January 23, 2018. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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Feb 07, 2018 - 9:12 PM

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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

Duterte to consult with Lumad on use of ancestral lands

Feb 05, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Malacañang says indigenous peoples can refuse any plan to relocate them from their ancestral domain

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Supreme Tribal Council for Peace and Development Chair Datu Roel Ali and Mindanao IP Council for Peace and Development Chair Datu Joel Unad upon his arrival at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City for his attendance to the Indigenous Peoples Leader's Summit at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City on February 1, 2018. KIWI BULACLAC/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Lumad father and son 'shot to death' in Davao del Norte

Feb 04, 2018 - 1:16 PM

A Lumad father and his son were 'shot to death' inside their house in Talaingod, Davao del Norte, the military says

UP student groups vow bigger protests vs Duterte gov't

Feb 04, 2018 - 11:15 AM

Progressive groups based at the state university are gearing for a bigger protest on Friday, February 23

Photo by Angie de Silva

Lumad group hits Duterte's plan for ancestral domains

Feb 03, 2018 - 10:46 AM

This comes after President Rodrigo Duterte said he will search for investors to help generate wealth in ancestral domains

MEETING IP LEADERS. President Rodrigo Duterte arrives at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City, to attend the Indigenous Peoples Leaders' Summit on February 1, 2018. Malacañang photo

​Duterte threatens protesting UP students: I'll let Lumad take your slots

Feb 01, 2018 - 10:23 PM

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

DUTERTE IN DAVAO. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks during the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) Leaders' Summit at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City on February 1, 2018. Photo by Kiwi Bulaclac/Presidential Photo

Duterte tells Lumad leaders to prepare for relocation

Feb 01, 2018 - 9:38 PM

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 to find investors for ancestral domains

Feb 01, 2018 - 9:22 PM

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

Agnes Callamard backs two Filipino UN experts hit by Malacañang

Dec 31, 2017 - 10:41 PM

United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings Agnes Callamard defends fellow experts Victoria Tauli-Corpuz and Cecilia Jimenez-Damary

UN EXPERT. In this photo dated October 20, 2016, UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard addresses an event on the death penalty and terrorism-related offenses. File photo by Kim Haughton/UN Photo

Displaced indigenous students bid farewell after 5 months in Metro Manila

Dec 25, 2017 - 3:41 PM

Save our Schools Network urges the President to withdraw all government forces from indigenous peoples communities and lift the extended implementation of martial law

Legarda seeks justice for 8 Lumad killed in South Cotabato

Dec 23, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Senator Loren Legarda calls for an investigation into Lumad deaths in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, allegedly at the hands of the military

CHAMPION OF IPS. Senator Loren Legarda wants justice for lumads. File photo

Suspected NPA members murder Lumad leader in Davao del Norte

Dec 20, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Datu Benandao Maugan, 59, has reportedly refused the communist fighters' demands over the years in his sitio in Kapalong, Davao del Norte

War in paradise in the time of Duterte

Dec 11, 2017 - 5:51 PM

'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'

‘Land is Life’ for the Lumad students of the Lumad agricultural school ALCADEV, who recently harvested the bounty of their communal farm. They have recently been forced to evacuate their lands once again because of militarization. Photo credit to ALCADEV

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

Activists heckle Briones over Lumad schools issue

Nov 28, 2017 - 5:07 PM

(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

TRUTH IN TEACHING. Education Secretary Leonor Briones talks about truth-telling during Rappler's forum on Tuesday, November 28. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte promises expanded Bangsamoro region

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:43 PM

(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

PRIORITY. President Rodrigo Duterte reiterates to MILF leaders on Monday, November 27, 2017, the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law remains a priority of his administration. Presidential file photo

Lumad on equal footing with Moro in proposed entity – Iqbal

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:12 AM

Mohagher Iqbal says laws that protect non-Islamized tribes will be recognized in the proposed Bangsamoro entity

LUMADS' WISH. The tribal leaders in Mindanao insist on a Bangsamoro entity that recognizes their right to ancestral domain​. Photo by Mick Basa

As Lumad groups protest, DepEd maintains schools are ‘zones of peace’

Nov 22, 2017 - 2:46 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones signs a new policy on the protection of children in armed conflict, which 'supersedes' the contested DepEd Order 221

THE CHIEF. DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones holds a press conference on November 22. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Why Lumad groups are camping outside DepEd

Nov 17, 2017 - 9:00 AM

(UPDATE) DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones explains that Lumad schools applying for a permit should go through the process required by the department

CAMP OUT. Lumad groups are calling on the Department of Education to grant their permits t

‘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

After 3 months, several Lumad still cannot go home

Oct 11, 2017 - 7:23 PM

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.

Military recruits 300 Lumad

Sep 29, 2017 - 12:53 PM

The 10th Infantry Division will begin training qualified Lumad recruits in October

RECRUITMENT. Lumad recruits will join the 10th Infantry Division once they complete training. Photo from the Facebook page of the 10th Infantry Agila Division Philippine Army

The week in photos: September 16-22, 2017

Sep 23, 2017 - 4:12 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

BULLSEYE. Children play around a protest banner during an anti-government rally in Luneta on September 21, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

WATCH: Songs of protest to remember horrors of Martial Law

Sep 23, 2017 - 2:50 PM

On Thursday, September 21, Filipinos stand up for their rights in various ways – including through art and music

BELL TOWER. UP Carillon plays 'Bayan Ko' and 'UP Naming Mahal' on the 45th anniversary of Martial Law. Screenshot from the UP Diliman USC post

Filipino minorities showcase culture in 'Hugpungan'

Sep 23, 2017 - 11:33 AM

Hugpungan coordinator Rey Paulin says that to understand the plight of the Moros and the indigenous people, 'we must understand each and every culture'

UNITY The Moros of Mindanao perform a theater production that demonstrates the plight of the Bangsamoro for self-determination and the cry for just and lasting peace in southern Philippines. All photos by Mark Saludes

Indigenous peoples march to ask Duterte to lift martial law in Mindanao

Sep 21, 2017 - 9:28 PM

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

Pro-Duterte, anti-Martial Law groups engage in chant battle on Mendiola

Sep 21, 2017 - 8:42 PM

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'

IN PHOTOS: Joey Ayala's comeback concert, 'Mandiriwa'

Sep 20, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Check out scenes at the concert, which also featured Dong Abay, Gloc9, Juan Miguel Severo, and Bayang Barrios

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Group with Lumad minors temporarily held at Davao airport

Sep 16, 2017 - 4:26 PM

Cebu Pacific says the Philippine National Police 'had to check their documents because many of them were minors'

IN PHOTOS: Lumad rally vs killings in Mindanao

Sep 09, 2017 - 1:19 PM

The protest comes after the killing of 19 year old Grade 6 student Obillao Bay ao in Talaingod Davao del Norte

"STOP THE KILLINGS." Lumads and activists staged a protest in front of Camp Crame in Quezon City. All photos by Angie de Silva/Rappler

What the Lumad are fighting for

Sep 07, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Know more about the plight of the Philippines largest indigenous group through these stories images and videos

Grade 6 Lumad student killed in Davao del Norte

Sep 06, 2017 - 10:23 AM

The Save Our Schools Network says 19 year old Obillo Bay ao was shot by a member of a paramilitary group

LUMAD KILLINGS. A student of the Salugpongan Community Learning Center, was declared dead by the Davao Regional Hospital at 9:00 PM on Tuesday, September 5 Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

The week in photos: August 26-September 1, 2017

Sep 02, 2017 - 2:31 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

INK FESTIVAL. A participant displays his tattoo to audience of the Dutdutan festival at the World Trade Center in Pasay on September 1, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Lumad groups propose ‘peace sanctuaries’ in Mindanao

Aug 30, 2017 - 7:48 PM

Indigenous peoples fear getting caught in conflict after the ceasefire between government forces and communist rebels has been lifted

SAFE ZONES. Hundreds of leaders representing Mindanao's indigenous tribes gather in Davao City on August 30, to propose provisions in the Bangsamoro Basic Law that will ensure rights of lumads are recognized. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Joey Ayala

Aug 15, 2017 - 8:21 PM

Joey Ayala at Ang Bagong Lumad are set to hit up Rappler Live Jam! Watch them perform here!

Nat'l Youth Comm chair Aiza Seguerra: Give SK a chance

Aug 15, 2017 - 3:28 PM

Seguerra calls for Sangguniang Kabataan elections to push through saying reforms have improved the institution

National Youth Commission Chairperson Cariza ‘Aiza’ Seguerra bares that 62 percent of those affected by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) are youths, aged 15 to 30 years old, during a press briefing in Malacañang on February 14, 2017. She further urged families to be more involved in the HIV-awareness campaign. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photo

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

Rappler Talk: The love-hate relationship between Duterte and the Lumad

Aug 09, 2017 - 10:08 PM

Bookmark this page to watch the interview on Wednesday August 9 as MovePH talks to an indigenous community elder and a student

INFOGRAPHIC: Who are the Lumad?

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:04 PM

On International Day of the World s Indigenous Peoples know more about the Lumad and their plight in this infographic

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

UP cum laude answers call to teach Lumad students

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:59 AM

Chad Booc 23 chooses to serve as a volunteer teacher to Lumad students instead of getting a corporate job

VOLUNTEERISM. Chad Booc with one of his students named Ryan. Photos courtesy of Chad Booc.

VOLUNTEERISM. Chad Booc with some of his students at ALCADEV.

'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