UN CERD

Accurate statistics on indigenous tribes sought

Source: 
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/local-news/accurate-statistics-indigenous-tribes-sought
Date of publication: 
29 December, 2010

PARTYLIST lawmakers filed a measure seeking the inclusion of the ethnic origin of indigenous people in the national census.

About 9.1 million people belonging to the indigenous tribes in the Philippines may have not been included in the census as there is no accurate count on their existence, noted Bayan Muna Representatives Teddy Casiño and Neri Javier Colmenares.

Indigenous people include the Tingguian, Isneg, Ibaloi, Kankanaey, Itawes, Malaweg, Yagad, Bugkalot, Gadding, Agta, Ati Dumagat, Mangyan, Bangon, Tadyawan, Alangan, Iraya, Buhid, Taobuhid, Hanunuo, Ratagnon, Tagbanwa, Malbog,

4000 signatures of opposition of the Biggest Hydro-Dam in Mindanao filed before DOE today

Source: 
LRC-KsK
Date of publication: 
16 October, 2009

Manila, Philippines – The Menovu-Pulangiyen and Menovu-Dunnguanen tribes of Southern Bukidnon, particularly the Municipalities of Damulog, Kibawe, Dangcagan, Kitaotao, and Pres. Roxas of North Cotabato gathered 4000 signatures as a manifest of their strong opposition and objection of the proposed Pulangi V hydro-Electric Project.

The opposition was filed and officially received by the Department of Energy (DOE) Central office in Taguig City, Metro Manila today.

The proposed Pulangi V Hydro dam is the biggest in Mindanao which would generate at least 300 Megawatts.

President Arroyo Challenged to Act on Indigenous Racial Discrimination

Source: 
Indigenous Peoples Links Press Release
Date of publication: 
19 September, 2009

Indigenous Peoples Links (PIPLinks), a UK-based support group on indigenous rights, presented a letter to President Arroyo on her visit to the United Kingdom, raising issues around the recent concluding observations of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD).

The CERD, which is made up of experts from 18 countries, issued its critical recommendations to the Philippines Government following its review of the Government’s overdue report in Geneva in August 2009.

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


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 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 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.

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.