Philippine Indigenous Peoples Links (PIPLinks) exists to uphold and promote the collective and individual human rights of Indigenous Peoples and other land-based communities. PIPLinks was founded in 1992 in response to requests for support from Philippine Indigenous Peoples' organisations, where much of our work is focussed. Also known as Indigenous Peoples Links, the organisation, which is based in the United Kingdom, works on the same issues globally.

This website is divided between materials on Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines and around the world. These materials are divided under specific subject headings - such as those to do with the legal rights or culture of Indigenous Peoples - or geographically. Although the site contains many published materials available elsewhere, and links to other sites, we are aiming where possible to publish unique materials, such as statements from communities or interviews, that are not available elsewhere.

We welcome inquiries, comments on this site and invitations to speak. We are always in need of active supporters, donations, volunteers and friends of all kinds. Please contact us for more information.

Report: Indigenous Peoples and the the Extractive Sector - Towards a Respecting Engagement

Source: 
Tebtebba Foundation, Indigenous Peoples Links (PIPLinks), Middlesex University
Date of publication: 
19 September, 2014

The report provides an overview of the present state of play of the extractive industries in relation to indigenous peoples, concluding with a set of recommendations aimed at the 2014 World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, and it also addresses the implications of the Post-2015 Development Agenda for
the realization of indigenous peoples’ rights, and the reasons why indigenous rights, particulatly in relation to the extractive industries must feature in the associated Sustainable Development Goals.

Report: Making Free Prior & Informed Consent a Reality - Indigenous Peoples and the Extractive Sector

Source: 
Indigenous Peoples Links (PIPLinks), Middlesex University School of Law & The Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility
Date of publication: 
2 May, 2013

The following links allow you to download either the electronic copy or an extract of the report “Making Free Prior & Informed Consent a Reality Indigenous Peoples and the Extractive Sector”.

The paper, written for a consortium of organisations by Cathal Doyle and Jill Cariño, seeks to contribute towards a discussion between indigenous peoples and mining companies on the issue of indigenous peoples’ Free Prior & Informed Consent (FPIC).

Pitfalls and Pipelines: Indigenous Peoples and Extractive Industries

Source: 
IWGIA, Tebtebba, PIPLinks
Date of publication: 
1 November, 2012

A handbook on indigenous peoples and the extractive industries. Based on inputs to the “International Conference on Extractive Industries and Indigenous Peoples,” which took place in Manila, Philippines on March 23-25, 2009, it examines the effects of the extractive industries on indigenous peoples and then seeks to analyse the responses from indigenous communities and organisations. 415 pp

Download a pdf document of the report (3Mbs) here

‘Inutile Mining Act must be scrapped’

Source: 
Center for Environmental Concerns – Philppines press release
Date of publication: 
26 February, 2015

Green NGO calls on gov’t to enact pro-people, patriotic People’s Mining Bill

Center for Environmental Concerns – Philppines (CEC) joined the call of various green and indigenous peoples groups and called on the government to junk the “inutile” Philippine Mining Act of 1995 and pass the alternative mining policy People’s Mining Bill into law, in a forum today at UP Diliman Balay Kalinaw.

“After 20 years of PMA, 10 years of mining revitalization, what has the Philippines gained? How much of our foreign debt have mining revenues paid?

Lepanto seeks arbitration over Benguet mine

Source: 
By Daphne J. Magturo, Reporter - http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Corporate&title=lepanto-seeks-arbitration-over-benguet-mine&id=103282
Date of publication: 
24 February, 2015

LISTED Lepanto Consolidated Mining Co.

20,000 signatures to scrap the Mining Act of 1995 sought

Source: 
Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP) News Release
Date of publication: 
20 February, 2015

Scrap the Mining Act Network led by Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP) is gathering 20,000 signatures to sign the petition for the repeal of Republic Act 8371 or the Philippine Mining Act of 1995.

In a forum held Friday in St.

For indigenous voices in land use, a seat at the table isn’t necessarily enough

Source: 
BY Kate Evans - http://blog.cifor.org/26469/indigenous-participation-land-use-management-philippines-forests-protected-areas#.VOWR9CwlJ_i
Date of publication: 
20 January, 2015

Formalizing indigenous people’s participation in protected area management is not enough to ensure they can actually defend their interests against more powerful actors, a new study has found.

If participation is to meaningfully include marginalized groups, we must examine how it happens on the ground, says the paper’s lead author, Tessa Minter, a post-doctoral researcher from Leiden University and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

That’s exactly what Minter and colleagues did, studying how a group of indigenous people in a Philippines protected area parti

Mining sector opposes 8 'mining-free' zones

Source: 
Pia Ranada - http://www.rappler.com/nation/84203-mining-free-zones-philippines
Date of publication: 
17 February, 2015

The Chamber of Mines says proposals to declare mining-free zones could limit the country’s potential for economic growth

MANILA, Philippines – Representatives from the mining sector expressed their reservations about the plan to declare 8 provinces as mining-free zones during a Senate hearing on Tuesday, February 17.

The hearing looked into 8 bills filed separately by 8 congressmen to declare their provinces and one district as off-limits to mining.

These areas are:

Cagayan de Oro City Catanduanes Nueva Vizcaya Eastern Samar Nueva Ecija Biliran

Aquino is sinking deeper into the quagmire of lies—IP group

Source: 
Joint News Release
Date of publication: 
7 February, 2015

President Aquino’s latest national address on the Mamasapano fiasco on Friday evening is sinking him deeper in a quagmire of his own lies, according an indigenous peoples’ group.

“BS Aquino keeps getting himself in trouble every time he opens his mouth about the catastrophic Mamasapano operations as he tries pry himself from out from this mess,” Piya Macliing Malayao, spokesperson of Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (Kamp) said.

Banwaon datus: Mining interest leads to human rights violations

Source: 
Joint Press Release - http://www.rmp-nmr.org/articles/2015/02/02/banwaon-datus-mining-interest-leads-human-rights-violations
Date of publication: 
2 February, 2015

Around 207 Banwaon households became victims of human rights violations as recorded by Karapatan-Caraga due to the ceaseless military operations in four villages in San Luis, Agusan Del Sur, to pave way for the entry of mining companies in the area.

Two hundred families involving 969 individuals were forced to evacuate their community due to threats by paramilitary groups and elements of the 26th Infantry Battalion- 4th Infantry Division Philippine Army (26IB-4th ID PA) under Lt. Col. Rolando Dumawa.

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