Region 6

Indigenous Peoples commission issues final approval for Iloilo dam

Date of publication: 
30 August, 2015

ILOILO CITY — The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) has received the final document needed to proceed with the implementation of the P11.2-billion Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project Stage II in Calinog, Iloilo province.

Iloilo’s provincial legal officer, lawyer Dennis T.

Iloilo’s P11.2-billion Jalaur dam hurdles consent requirement

By Louine Hope Conserva, Correspondent -
Date of publication: 
13 August, 2015

ILOILO CITY — The National Commission for Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) has given consent for the construction of the P11.2-billion Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project Stage II in Calinog, Iloilo.

In an Aug. 11 meeting at the NCIP central office, the Board of Commissioners granted authority to the agency’s chairman, lawyer Leonor T.

Philippine indigenous peoples support struggle against Jalaur dam

Press release -
Date of publication: 
29 May, 2015

TAPAZ, Capiz – After a successful exchange program, 83 indigenous peoples from different indigenous groups and communities around the country forged unity to support the Tumandok in opposing the multibillion Jalaur dam project in Calinog, Iloilo.

“The construction of the Jalaur multi-purpose dam in the territories of the Tumandok in Central Panay will threaten the livelihoods, culture and right to land and self-determination of indigenous peoples.

Group reiterates call to halt Jalaur Dam Project implementation

Agham press release
Date of publication: 
5 August, 2014

Scientist group Agham Advocates of Science and Technology for the People (Agham) reiterates its recommendation that construction of the Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project Phase II (JRMPP) be stopped on questionable social and geological grounds as revealed in the investigation missions conducted by the organization in 2012 and 2014.

In the July 2014 Agham study, it was confirmed that there were lapses in the conduct of Free and Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) process, a requisite for development projects within ancestral domains of indigenous peoples.

‘Criminal accountability’ of the Aquino government in the Yolanda disaster sought in the UN EMRIP

KAMP statement-

14 July 2014

Geneva, Switzerland –Indigenous peoples around the world presented reports to the 7th session of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP.) The Philippine report, presented by Piya Macliing Malayao, spokesperson of progressive indigenous peoples’ organization Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP), discussed the situation of indigenous communitie

DAP-funded Jalaur Mega Dam project is environmentally destructive, hazardous

Kalikasan PNE press release
Date of publication: 
10 July, 2014

Quezon City, Metro Manila—The Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) today joined scientists and local leaders opposed to the proposed P11.2 billion Jalaur Mega Dam project in the municipality of Calinog, Iloilo.

“The Jalaur Mega Dam is a major flooding threat that would submerge or displace at least 18 villages of indigenous and grassroots people, as well as vast areas of vegetation that is home to various flora and fauna.

‘It’s a military operation,’ Katribu says of dawn ‘raid’ of Panay relief center

Marya Salamat, Bulatlat -
Date of publication: 
20 June, 2014

MANILA – Around 1 a.m. yesterday, the office of Panay Center for Disaster Response (PCDR) in Jaro, Iloilo was ransacked by three masked men who also handcuffed and covered with packaging tape the faces of three people at the office at the time.

Philippines: Government Desperate on Dam Trial – Anti-dam witnesses harassed, bribed

Date of publication: 
16 June, 2014

ILOILO CITY, PHILIPPINES – Three days before the scheduled hearing last Friday, June 13, Mayor Alex Centena of Calinog town, sent letters to anti-dam witnesses asking them to come to his office for an important meeting.

Philippines: 1500 IPs attended 1st Visayas-wide Rights Platform Consultation

Date of publication: 
28 January, 2014

Baranggay Aglinab, Tapaz, Capiz. They came by teams, in batches of 10s, and groups of 20s and 30s.

NPAs raid mining site; 5 soldiers dead

By Danny Dangcalan, The Philippine Star -
Date of publication: 
5 May, 2013

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines — Five soldiers were killed and two others were wounded yesterday during pursuit operations against communist New People’s Army (NPA) rebels who attacked a mining complex in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental late Friday.

The rebels reportedly burned several vehicles and bunkhouses of the employees of Philex Mining Corp.