IP Youth

The Indigenous Peoples movement is vibrant and wide-spread across the Philippines. There are a large number of national and local organisations working for their rights. Given the particular discrimination that they encounter there are groups specifically working upon indigenous women's issues, and because they will be the future of any indigenous movement there is a focus on indigenous youth. Since PIPLinks' origins are in the Cordillera region, there is a specific Igorot Youth area of the site.

Young Lumads: their world is shrinking everyday

Written by Froilan Gallardo, MindaNews

24 October 2006

DAVAO CITY – They watched the sad story of an Ifugao youth being driven out from their ancestral land by a big mining firm in Cordillera.On two 10×14 feet wide TV screens, participants to the Kalindogan Indigenous People Youth Congress also watched in fascination as young Lumads from Luzon performed songs and dances honoring good harvests, their gods and Mother Nature.

Youth forms HR alliance

Northern Dispatch
Date of publication: 
4 January, 2009

BAGUIO CITY — The young generation of Baguio is ready to face the new year with the resolve to forge a tough group of human rights defenders come 2009.

“Our resolve to provide avenues for the promotion of human rights by the first quarter of 2009 is as ready as our fireworks for this new year,” said Anjo Rey Cerdeña, member of the committee formed to prepare for the first general assembly of Young Defenders.

He says their generation has read, heard and seen so much about the country’s poor human rights record in the past years.

Military occupies community-based school in Compostela town, Compostela Valley province, Philippines Initial Report

Karapatan Statement
Date of publication: 
30 January, 2014

UA Case :

Attacks on or Use of Schools for Military Purposes; Endangerment of Civilians; Threat, harassment and intimidation; Violation of Domiciles


230 pupils and 5 teachers of Salugpungan Ta Tanu Igkanugon Community Learning Center (STTICLC), a community-based school of Matigsalog indigenous people accredited by the Department of Education 51 households near the STTICLC

Place of Incident : At the school building of the STTICLC at 4B, Mangayon village, municipality of Compostela, province of Compostela Valley

Date of Incident:

Lumad children’s cry: ‘Save our schools!’

By Satur C. Ocampo, At Ground Level, The Philippine Star
Date of publication: 
8 November, 2014

“Og iskwela puron…”

In Talaingod Manobo, “I wish to go to school…” Thus do the lumad (indigenous people) children express their eagerness for education, firmly supported by their parents, grassroots organizations and tribal leaders.

This week 13 Talaingod Manobo children, accompanied by adults, arrived in Manila from Mindanao on a month-long cultural caravan.

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