Region 10

Lumads: Casualty of mining and war

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By Bobby Lagsa and Grace Cantal-Albasin - http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cagayan-de-oro/local-news/2013/06/29/lumads-casualty-mining-and-war-289948
Date of publication: 
29 June, 2013

LUMADS or the Indigenous peoples (IPs) are the hardest hit as massive destruction of mining operations and armed conflict in Mindanao continues.

These two man-made whammies become more tragic when nature brings its wrath to these lumad communities particularly the recent Typhoon Pablo that hit mostly areas where mining operations ravaged their forests.

The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform organized the Northeastern Mindanao Religious Leaders’ Peace Summit here on June 27 – 28 where various Christian churches and groups in the country including the Catholic Bishops Conference of

Philippines: Fruit magnate Perrine agrees to submit to NCIP process in Bukidnon reforestation project

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By Walter I. Balane, MindaNews - http://www.mindanews.com/top-stories/2013/03/18/fruit-magnate-perrine-agrees-to-submit-to-ncip-process-in-bukidnon-reforestation-project/
Date of publication: 
18 March, 2013

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 17 March 2013) – Business magnate John Paul C.

Karapatan: A year after Jimmy Liguyon’s death Terror, impunity and injustice continue

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Karapatan Public Info Desk Press Statement - http://www.karapatan.org/A+year+after+Jimmy+Liguyon%E2%80%99s+death+Terror%2C+impunity+and+injustice+continue
Date of publication: 
5 March, 2013

Many things happened after the killing of tribal leader, Jimmy Liguyon, exactly one year ago today.

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

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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.

Widows of slain IP leaders, displaced communities of Northern Mindanao to fly Manila, press for justice

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Rural Missionaries of the Philippines press release
Date of publication: 
30 November, 2012

Cagayan de Oro City – Daisy Paborada, Rosalie Cabal and Sharon Liguyon will fly to the national capital today. They will join the ‘Manilakbayan ng Mindanao’ or MANILAKBAYAN (Journey to Manila) that will bring around a hundred delegates from all over Mindanao to the heart of Manila for a week-long series of events.

The delegates—composed mainly of families of slain community leaders of Mindanao—will lobby their cases to relevant government offices and foreign consulates in Manila and press for justice.

“Impunity name of the game” in mining-affected indigenous communities

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Karapatan Press Release
Date of publication: 
22 November, 2012

Two fact-finding missions simultaneously held last week in Bukidnon and Kiblawan, Davao del Sur finds indigenous peoples attacked by mining-backed military and paramilitary groups.

The missions, led by 200 indigenous peoples and environment advocates, said the murders of Matigsalog chieftain Jimmy Liguyon in San Fernando, Bukdinon and Blaan Juvy Capion in Kiblawan are linked to their communities’ opposition to large-scale mining companies that are applying for exploration in their villages.

The Peace and Solidarity Mission held in Kiblawan on Saturday confirmed the involvement of a r

Int’l mission investigates paramilitary killings in San Fernando

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KATRIBU Partylist Press Release
Date of publication: 
18 November, 2012

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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

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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

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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.