Lumad in the Bangsamoro: Dreams and Fears

LILAK (Purple Action for Indigenous Women's Rights) & Focus on the Global South release
Date of publication: 
26 May, 2015


The Lumads have consistently expressed their support for the peace process in Mindanao; and have been equally consistent in articulating their position that a genuine and lasting peace can only be based on inclusiveness and justice.

In May 2014, Lumad leaders both from the core areas and the adjacent areas of the proposed Bangsamoro territory came to Manila to reach out to peace and human rights advocates, and the public in general, to articulate their side of the story on this peace process. The delegation also sought audience with the friends and allies in Congress.

Lilak (Purple Action on Indigenous Women’s Rights) and Focus on the Global South produced a series of interviews last year dubbed Lumad in the Bangsamoro: Dreams and Fears, documenting the perspectives of three Lumad leaders on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and their continuing struggles for identity and the recognition of their rights over their ancestral domain and territory.

We are sharing these short video-interviews again just as the deliberations continue in both houses of Congress, to help foster a deeper appreciation and understanding of the perspectives of Non-Moro indigenous peoples on the BBL and help amplify their call for full inclusion of their rights in the BBL.

Please share widely.

Lumad in the Bangsamoro: Dreams and Fears (please click links below to watch the interviews)

Leonora Mokudef –

Beatriz Umpan Colmo –

Timuay Alim Bandara (part 1) –

Timuay Alim Bandara (part 2) –