A. Brown Company

This section lists the companies, primarily mining companies, who are of interest to Philippine Indigenous Peoples - mainly because they are operating on their lands. The companies are listed by alphabetical order.

Human Rights Day 2013 – Focus on the Philippines

Source: 
International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) Statement
Date of publication: 
10 December, 2013

The 10th December 2013 marks the 65th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This Declaration has encouraged governments, and others, to promote and protect the human rights of people; historic advances have been made in many countries.

At this time, we are mourning the loss of Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest figures in recent history, who gave his life to affirming human dignity and to confronting and fighting against all that belittles and undermines it.

Culture of impunity continues: Opol IP latest victim of killing

Source: 
Kalumbay Regional Lumad Organization press release
Date of publication: 
2 December, 2013

More than a year and two months after the killing of Indigenous People’s (IP) leader Gilbert Paborada, another Pangalasag member falls.

How A Palm Oil Boom Is Tearing Apart The Indigenous Tribes Of The Philippines

Source: 
By Gilles Van Kote, LE MONDE/Worldcrunch - http://www.worldcrunch.com/culture-society/how-a-palm-oil-boom-is-tearing-apart-the-indigenous-tribes-of-the-philippines/palm-oil-philippines-ngo-natives-farmers/c3s10535/
Date of publication: 
12 January, 2013

LAMINGAN – It’s late November, patches of a green mountainous landscape are piercing through the morning fog. They follow a regular pattern, typical of palm oil plantations. The trees’ bases are surrounded by burned vegetation – a sign that pesticides were used.

The palm oil plantation, started in 2005 by Nakeen, a subsidiary of the Filipino group A. Brown Company Inc. (ABCI), is very small – 200 hectares.

FOEI Calls on Philippine Government to take action on extrajudicial killings

Friends of the Earth International (FOEI), in solidarity with all its member countries and community partners, call on the Philippine government to take action against the extrajudicial killings of environmental activists and indigenous peoples in the Philippines.

Statement

10 November 2012

Friends of the Earth International (FOEI), in solidarity with all its member countries and community partners, call on the Philippine government to take action against the extrajudicial killings of environmental activists and indigenous peoples in the Philippines.

Church exec fears over safety of priest, IP leaders

Source: 
By Abigail C. Malalis - http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cagayan-de-oro/local-news/2012/11/06/church-exec-fears-over-safety-priest-ip-leaders-251844
Date of publication: 
6 November, 2012

A HIGH-RANKING church official expressed concern over the safety of his priest, including the leaders of the indigenous peoples (IP) in Opol town in Misamis Oriental, due to the “apparent continuous prowling of suspicious motor-riding men in their area.”

In a statement, Bishop Felixberto Calang of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) said he is anxious over the safety of Fr.

Members of anti-oil palm plantation community and support group under surveillance

Source: 
RMP-NMR press release
Date of publication: 
30 October, 2012

Cagayan de Oro City – Even after the death of Pangalasag chairperson, Gilbert Paborada, the crusade to silence legitimate dissent against land grabbing in Opol, Misamis Oriental continues. Rubenson Batuto, Pangalasag vice chairperson complains of surveillance operations days after the Paborada killing.

According to reports, unidentified men wearing helmets stationed outside his home at Tingalan, Opol looking for him.

Quick Facts on the Killing of IP Leader Gilbert Paborada

Source: 
Rural Missionaries of the Philippines Northern Mindanao Sub-Region statement
Date of publication: 
4 October, 2012

Quick Facts on the Killing of IP Leader Gilbert Paborada

Victim: Gilbert Paborada, 47 years old, married and with one 7-year old child, originally from the sub-village of Bagocboc, in the town of Opol, Misamis Oriental

Case: Extra-Judicial Killing

Date of and place of incident: past 3pm, 03 October 2012, San Nicolas, Puntod in Cagayan de Oro City

According to the witnesses, Paborada had just came back from the village of Bagocboc for some concerns to San Nicolas, Puntod in Cagayan de Oro when 2 motorcycle-riding men of heavy build shot him when he went down from a motorela (public

Harassment continues in palm oil plantation in Mindanao

Source: 
Joint media advisory
Date of publication: 
29 June, 2012

Manila, Philippines – Residents of Bagocboc and Tingalan in Misamis Oriental, Mindanao, particularly those affiliated with Pangalasag – a local organisation of indigenous Higaonons which has been very vocal against the establishment and expansion of a palm oil plantation in their area, continue to face injustice at the hands of the government authorities.

Pangalasag members reported that local police force have warned them of being prosecuted if they join any actions against A Brown Company, Inc. – the company behind the palm oil plantation in Opol.

Palm oil plantation in Misamis Oriental has no right to occupy indigenous lands

Source: 
Rural Missionaries of the Philippines - Northern Mindanao Sub-Region (RMP-NMR)
Date of publication: 
12 May, 2012

Palm oil plantation in Misamis Oriental has no right to occupy indigenous lands, IFFM says

An International Fact-Finding Mission (IFFM) on the landgrabbing of indigenous peoples’ lands in Opol, Misamis Oriental in Southern Philippines today confirmed that A. Brown Company, Inc.

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