Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao

Cayetano is stirring up anti-Moro sentiments--IP group

KAMP News Release
Date of publication: 
28 January, 2014

Indigenous peoples’ alliance Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP) said that Senator Alan Cayetano’s reactions on the clash between Moro rebels and the Special Action Forces of the Philippine National Police (PNP-SAF) as “stirring up the public opinion against the Moro people” and described the senator as “painfully unversed in the intricacies of the peace problem in the country.”

The senator announced his withdrawal of authorship in the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) on Tuesday, citing the MILF’s “lack of commitment, to peace, development, and the rule of

Mindanao folks troop to Makati to warn mining companies: ‘Get out of Mindanao now’

Kalikasan PNE press release
Date of publication: 
25 November, 2014

Anti-mining activists, environmental advocates and indigenous peoples from Mindanao held protest actions in front of the Makati offices of mining corporations responsible for environmental destruction and rampant human rights violations in the country’s southern region, namely the Filipino-Malaysia-owned Apex Mining, Canada-owned Toronto Venutres Inc (TVI), and Swiss-owned Glencore.

“This is a warning to these companies: get out now. The people of Mindanao are raging and our resistance grows stronger every day.

Peasants, urban poor, indigenous peoples from Mindanao arrive in Manila to call for social justice

Date of publication: 
21 November, 2014

They walked all the way from the southern island of Mindanao to bring to the public’s attention the gross human rights violations being committed in the different regions.

MANILA – The “Lakbayanis” from Mindanao have finally arrived in Metro Manila after nearly a week of travel by foot and by caravan.

Some 800 peasant, indigenous peoples and urban poor – the participants of the Manilakbayan ng Mindanao 2014 – arrived in the evening of Nov. 21 in Alabang, Muntinlupa. They would join a series of protest actions leading to Dec.

Position paper on the Congressional hearing on the Bangsamoro Basic Law

Mindanao Peoples’ Peace Movement (MPPM) statement
Date of publication: 
29 October, 2014


Honorable Congressmen and Congresswomen, esteemed guests, good afternoon.

It is our honor to be invited as one of the resource speakers of this Committee’s congressional hearing on the Bangsamoro Basic Law.

Maguindanao lumad leader killed in ambush

Source: -
Date of publication: 
2 October, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — A leader of the Teduray tribe in Maguindanao province was killed in an ambush Thursday afternoon, an indigenous peoples advocacy group said.

The Mindanao Peoples Peace Movement said Timuay (chieftain) Leoncio Arig was with his wife and small daughter when attacked in Barangay Romongaub, South Upi town around 4 p.m.

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 Educatio

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.

‘Still no peace for majority of BangsaMoro people in new Aquino-MILF deal’

By Marya Salamat, -
Date of publication: 
31 March, 2014

“The Moro people will continue to endure the national oppression, economic subjugation and dire poverty and backwardness albeit under the signboard of a supposedly newer and better form of regional autonomy.” – Moro Christian Peoples’ Alliance

MANILA – Amid the euphoria and plaudits that greeted the newly-signed Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), the ordinary Moro and those supporting their centuries-old struggle cannot clap yet nor rest their case.

“We recognize the determined effort of the MILF to mainstream the Bangsamoro problem and put forward solutions t

‘Appoint indigenous people to Bangsamoro transition body’

The Philippine Star -
Date of publication: 
5 February, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – President Aquino was asked yesterday to appoint representatives of indigenous people (IP), including women, to the 15-member Bangsamoro Transition Commission.

Reps. Teddy Brawner Baguilat Jr.