Statements

There are unique features of indigenous culture in the Philippines, both with regard to the culture of all Indigenous Peoples relating to specific understandings and links to their land and a general philosophy on life based on traditional knowledge. Of course there are also many differences between the distinct indigenous peoples across the whole of the country, and the site will over time try to cover information as many of those peoples as possible. The key section of this site is given over to statements by Indigenous Peoples themselves.

UN Committee sets deadlines for Philippine Government to address accusations of violations of IP rights

Source: 
Task Force Canatuan
Date of publication: 
9 September, 2007

Following its 71st session this August the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has invoked its Early Warning and Urgent Action Procedure imposing deadlines on the Government of the Philippines to respond to accusations regarding its failure to uphold, protect and respect the rights of the Subanon and other Indigenous Peoples in the context of mining operations on their lands.

HIGAONON TRIBE: Traditional Governance, Community Aspiration of Development and Peace in our Ancestral Domain

Source: 
St. Paul Seminar House, Punta Bonbon, Cagayan de Oro City
Date of publication: 
7 October, 2008

October is celebrated as the Indigenous Peoples month in the Philipines. This month is also the 11th year since the passage of the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA) or R.A. 8371 which have been the product of the aspiration of our ancestors. It took years of struggle for the IP rights in ourAncestral Domain will be recognized.

Filipino Tribal Leader Leads Prayer At Opening Rites of the UN Experts Mechanism on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Source: 
PIPLinks Press Release
Date of publication: 
11 August, 2009

PIPLinks Press Release on behalf of a consortium of Philippine-based organizations

Geneva, Switzerland—Timouy José “Boy” Anoy, a Subanon Tribal Leader, led the prayer in the opening rites of the Second Session of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) in Geneva, 10th August 2009.

The EMRIP was created by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) to provide the Council with thematic expertise, and provide it with studies and research based advice. The EMRIP consists of five independent, indigenous experts.

Statement by Peter Duyapat of DESAMA

Source: 
Speaker: Peter Duyapat from the Didipio Earthsavers Multipurpose Association
Date of publication: 
13 August, 2009

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Presentation under Agenda Item 4

Thank you Madam Chair for this opportunity to share with the participants of this session our experience in the Philippines and to give our recommendations for the consideration of the UN Human Rights Council through the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

I am Peter Duyapat, belonging to the Ifugao indigenous community living in Didipio, Municipality Kasibu, province of Nueva Vizcaya.

Statement by PIPLinks on extractive industries and indigenous peoples

Source: 
Presented by: Andrew Whitmore, on behalf of PIPLinks and the University of Middlesex, Department of Law
Date of publication: 
12 August, 2009

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Presentation under Agenda Item 4b
– UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Adjudication, remedies, repatriation, redress and compensation

Comments on paper A/HRC/EMRIP/2009/5 - Report of OHCHR organized International Workshop on the Natural Resource Companies, Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights


Statement by IPRM to UN on situation of Philippines Indigenous Peoples

Source: 
Manja Bayang, on behalf of the Indigenous Peoples Rights Monitor
Date of publication: 
12 August, 2009

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Presentation under Agenda Item 4


It is an honor to speak before this august body.

I represent the Indigenous Peoples Rights Monitor, a network of indigenous peoples organizations and support groups, with the mandate of monitoring, documenting and reporting violations of human rights committed by the State and its agents against indigenous peoples and communities.

Statement by Lambo of Subanon Tribe on Indigenous Justice Systems

Source: 
Speaker: Timuoy Noval Lambo (Philippines)
Date of publication: 
12 August, 2009

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Presentation under Agenda Item 4B
-UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Thank you Madam Chair for giving me this rare opportunity to shortly speak about our indigenous justice system.

To start with, Madam Chair, I am Timuoy Noval Lambo, a member of the Subanon Tribe of the Zamboanga del Norte province, Mindanao, Philippines. I am representing the Gukom Sog Pito Kodolungan, a group of Subanon families living in a separate adjoining communities and belonging to one common ancestor.

Statement by LRC to UN on state of Philippine Indigenous Peoples

Source: 
Speaker: Ana Rhia Muhi, Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center, Friends of the Earth
Date of publication: 
13 August, 2009

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Presentation under Agenda Item 4B
-UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


PIPLinks letter to President Arroyo re CERD

Source: 
http://www.piplinks.org/system/files/PIPLinks+letter+to+President+re+CERD+2009-1.doc
Date of publication: 
18 September, 2009

President Arroyo
c/o the Philippines Embassy
8 Suffolk Street
London, SW1 4HG

18 September 2009

Your Excellency,

I am taking the opportunity of your visiting the United Kingdom, to write on behalf of Indigenous Peoples Links, a UK-based support organisation working to uphold and promote the collective and individual human rights of Indigenous Peoples. We would like to raise issues around the concluding observations of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), which were made public on 31st August 2009.

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