Philippines indigenous peoples - updates

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Civilian courts have jurisdiction over indigenous peoples – Supreme Court

Jul 11, 2019 - 5:02 PM

'Nowhere in the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act does it state that courts of law are to abandon jurisdiction over criminal proceedings in favor of mechanisms applying customary laws,' says the Supreme Court 3rd Division

IP RIGHTS. The Supreme Court says civilian courts have jurisdiction over criminal charges against indigenous peoples. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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

Signals: Indigenous communities and climate change

Nov 10, 2015 - 11:55 PM

[Special Report] We take a look at how two indigenous communities are heeding signals from the Earth as they cope with and adapt to a changing planet

Signals: Tug of War

Nov 10, 2015 - 7:35 AM

Farmers of Ifugao tribes heirs to the world renowned Ifugao Rice Terraces are waging a war against a new enemy – or more accurately an old enemy reaching unprecedented extremes: climate disruption

Signals: Blame Game

Nov 10, 2015 - 7:25 AM

Mindoro s forests are vanishing at a rapid pace – and swidden farming better known as kaingin is eyed as one of the culprits Are the Mangyans really to blame?

Philippines' Aeta people 'beggars' in their own land

Aug 08, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The government has yet to define the boundaries of many ancestral lands for indigenous peoples fuelling fears of encroachment by private developers

DRIVEN AWAY. Rapid urbanization has turned tiny Aeta forest settlements north of Manila into virtual islands, their nomadic lifestyle shut down. Agence France-Presse photo

Filipino ethnic groups in the age of information

Oct 25, 2014 - 9:41 AM

Conversations with a tribal leader from Mindanao reveal new challenges for the Philippines indigenous peoples How do they fare in this age of information and science?

PH ethnic groups want bill recognizing conservation rights

Oct 23, 2014 - 12:38 PM

They say existing laws on conservation do not address new concerns on preserving ecologically important sites that are also sacred to the IPs

PH ethnic tribes lauded for role in forest conservation

Oct 22, 2014 - 5:51 PM

Indigenous peoples will document their traditional conservation practices as part of a plan to involve them more in protecting the country s natural wonders

Indigenous elders support ‘questionable’ Iloilo megadam

Aug 05, 2014 - 7:06 PM

The Panay Bukidnons hope the Jalaur River Multipurpose Project Phase II – 3 dams a 6 6 megawatt hydropower plant an 81 km high line canal – will finally bring progress to Calinog town

TRIBAL COUNCIL. Leopoldo Caballero (left), head of the council of elders of the Panay-Bukidnon indigenous people in Calinog, Iloilo, holds a press conference with his brothers Romulo and Rodolfo, also tribal leaders, to express support for the Jalaur River megadam despite unfavorable findings on the project. Photo by Joselito Villasis/Rappler.com