Rappler's latest stories on Philippines indigenous peoples
'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
Malacañang says indigenous peoples can refuse any plan to relocate them from their ancestral domain
[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
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
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?
The government has yet to define the boundaries of many ancestral lands for indigenous peoples fuelling fears of encroachment by private developers
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?
They say existing laws on conservation do not address new concerns on preserving ecologically important sites that are also sacred to the IPs
Indigenous peoples will document their traditional conservation practices as part of a plan to involve them more in protecting the country s natural wonders
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