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'It’s your community that gave you identity. It should be a self-obligatory response to give back to them,' shares Jal Mustari, an indigenous youth from Marawi City
What challenges lie ahead for indigenous children in Mindanao after the government closed down 54 Lumad schools? Rius Valle of the Save Our Schools Network give us some answers.
Will students from indigenous communities be able to return to their schools now that martial law in Mindanao has been lifted?
Farmers and agricultural workers remain the most targeted, representing 63% of deaths
The students from indigenous communities are, however, displaced by mining operations and military attacks
The memory of being fired upon while in class follows almost 100 Lumad children, who have been evacuated from Mindanao to the University of the Philippines in Diliman
Bishop Joel Baylon urges the parishioners of Albay to stand up for indigenous peoples in need, especially those affected by Typhoon Tisoy
As we commemorate International Human Rights Day on December 10, let us remember that recognition begins at home and with our first peoples, the Aetas
PRESS RELEASE: Many of the IP communities were converted and have accepted the tradition of Christmas
The Manobo dictionary app not just aims to educate the Lumad but to empower them as well
Through the National Commission for Culture and the Arts’ School of Living Traditions, a cultural master teaches the skills and techniques of doing a traditional art or craft
'There is need to isolate the culture-appropriate education of the Lumads from the so-called red-tagging of the government in order to avoid violating their constitutionally protected rights,'says Senator Leila de Lima
'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
The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples will file human trafficking cases against the recruiters of the Lumad, and unfair labor practices against the 'abusive' employer
Agta-Dumagat-Remontado leaders call for solidarity for their land rights through a signature campaign
Despite their exhausting work schedule, the Lumad say that they were not allowed to rest and were sometimes even physically abused
New NCIP chief Allen Capuyan makes a veiled threat against Rappler and 'communist terrorist groups'
Capuyan, whose last job was to fight communist insurgency, and who was implicated in the smuggling of shabu, is tapped by Duterte to head the indigenous peoples commission
In celebration of World Environment Day, groups opposing the construction of Kaliwa Dam start their campaign to convince President Duterte to revoke the contract to build
This is the controversial retired colonel's 4th posting under the Duterte administration
The alternative livelihood is seen to gradually wean indigenous peoples away from engaging in wildlife poaching and expanding their kaingin farm areas in Mount Mantalingahan Protected Landscape
The Cordillera People's Alliance and other indigenous peoples groups say that the free, prior and informed consent of the communities in Katabbogan and Pinococ in Pinukpuk, Kalinga, was not obtained
The way mainstream Filipino consciousness imagines the Ifugao in connection with the age of the terraces needs to change
Crispin Abbago, a career employee of NCIP, was killed in La Paz town
With pride and gratitude, 30 Lumad students graduated from junior high school last March 29
The groups' legal counsel, human rights lawyer Chel Diokno, says they are 'worried' that the government is 'hiding' details of the Kaliwa Dam project
PRESS RELEASE: Tambayan Center for Children's Rights says the mobile birth registration aims to assist the processing of birth certificates for 300 children from the Badjau community
TESDA Director General Isidro Lapeña says training will start with a 'core group' of some 2,000 MILF rebel returnees, 1,000 Higaonon IPs, and 1,800 drug surrenderers
North Cotabato Representative Nancy Catamco, a Manobo, says she actively participated in the passage of the Bangsamoro Organic Law to bring peace and development to lumad communities
It is known that zebras get bitten far less than animals with a single fur color, so a team of researchers decided to see if the light stripes painted on humans would have a similar deterrent effect
President Rodrigo Duterte plans to keep indigenous peoples in 'hamlets' to be guarded by military and police
The DSWD says it is closely coordinating with local government units on the effort
Datu Radin Igwas, Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative in the Kidapawan City Council, now rides a horse to work after Mayor Joseph Evangelista removed his service vehicle
The details of the incident, which happened in Barangay Kawayan at around 7 am, remain scant
Mocha Uson, you asked the Lumad to chant your President's name. Well here's my response: his name's not worth chanting.
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
The government's intensified campaign against communist rebels makes indigenous peoples vulnerable to violence; the specter of death underpins their lives like an active fault line
Joan Carling joins French President Emmanuel Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as recipients of the 2018 Champions of the Earth award
The Community Technical College of Southeastern Mindanao targets to complete a 3,000-book requirement by September 20, to get a permit from the Commission on Higher Education
While the Committee on Indigenous People's Concerns condemns the mistakes and misrepresentations, the Department of Education's Cordillera Education Program Supervisor, Ethielyn Taqued, says the books did not pass evaluations
If the BBL is a template for federalism, the more we need to articulate indigenous people's rights in it because IPs are not only found in the Bangsamoro core area but scattered throughout the country
President Rodrigo Duterte also appoints a new SEC commissioner and names Jojo Garcia – previously just officer-in-charge – as MMDA general manager
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea says UN Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz is 'detached with the realities happening in the Philippines'
'These charges must be dropped immediately,' says United Nations Environment head Erik Solheim
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says UN Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz can always challenge it in court
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
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'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
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House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, who identifies himself as a Manobo, says indigenous peoples should be able to 'govern according to their customs and laws'