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

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

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

Zambo del Sur IPs call DENR for cancellation of 168 Ferrum MPSA

By Jong D. Cadion -
Date of publication: 
14 July, 2014

PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur (MPF News) —- The Subanen Indigenous Communities of Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur through their economic arm, Subanen Gataw Taasan Association Incorporated (SUGATAI), warned and cautioned government officials from closing their eyes to the violations committed by 168 Ferrum Pacific Mining Corporation (168 Ferrum), IPs Official said.

SUGATAI Chairman Timuay Carlito Dalangon said Monday calling the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Ramon J.P.

‘Criminal accountability’ of the Aquino government in the Yolanda disaster sought in the UN EMRIP

KAMP statement-

14 July 2014

Geneva, Switzerland –Indigenous peoples around the world presented reports to the 7th session of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP.) The Philippine report, presented by Piya Macliing Malayao, spokesperson of progressive indigenous peoples’ organization Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP), discussed the situation of indigenous communit

DAP-funded Jalaur Mega Dam project is environmentally destructive, hazardous

Kalikasan PNE press release
Date of publication: 
10 July, 2014

Quezon City, Metro Manila—The Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) today joined scientists and local leaders opposed to the proposed P11.2 billion Jalaur Mega Dam project in the municipality of Calinog, Iloilo.

“The Jalaur Mega Dam is a major flooding threat that would submerge or displace at least 18 villages of indigenous and grassroots people, as well as vast areas of vegetation that is home to various flora and fauna.

Kalinga tribe vs mining

Manila Bulletin -
Date of publication: 
5 July, 2014

Baguio City — Members of the Guinaang tribe of Pasil town in Kalinga and the group Indigenous Farmers of Guinaang, Pasil Inc.

‘Aquino has no business to remain in office’ - IP group

Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan (KAMP)​ News Release
Date of publication: 
4 July, 2014

Indigenous peoples’ organization Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan (KAMP) are supporting the impeachment case to be filed against the President.
“A violator of the Constitution and the primary creator and protector of bureaucratic corruption that plague the country should not remain in Malacanang.

Philippine education department publishes revised edition of "Understanding the Lumad"

Date of publication: 
1 July, 2014

Understanding the Lumad (Revised Edition)

The Philippine Department of Education, with the permission of Tebtebba and Silingang Dapit sa Sidlakang Mindanao (SILDAP-SE), has published the revised edition of “Understanding the Lumad.” The education department, through its Indigenous Peoples Education Office (IPsEO), decided to publish this “to make it more widely available to…public school teachers in Mindanao and others who are working with indigenous peoples in various education programs.”

“The Department of Education (DepED) has earlier adopted the National Indigenous Peoples Educat

Philippines: Tribes want lands out of Bangsamoro

Date of publication: 
30 June, 2014

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —Leaders of indigenous peoples have demanded that their ancestral lands be excluded from the proposed Bangsamoro territory, saying failure to do so would go against their “inherent and inalienable right to self-determination.”

“We cannot accept Bangsamoro as our identity.

Aspirations, hopes, fears and sentiments of indigenous peoples in the Bangsamoro core area

The follow is a message delivered by Timuay [tribal chieftan] Alim Bandara of the Timuay Justice and Governance (TJG) of Upi, Maguindanao during the Congressional Consultation and Multi-Stakeholders Forum on the Indigenous Peoples Perspective on the Bangsamoro held on 26 June 2014 at Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City.

Alim M.

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