Sectoral Issues

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.

Statement by Peter Duyapat of DESAMA

Source: 
Speaker: Peter Duyapat from the Didipio Earthsavers Multipurpose Association
Date of publication: 
13 August, 2009

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Presentation under Agenda Item 4

Thank you Madam Chair for this opportunity to share with the participants of this session our experience in the Philippines and to give our recommendations for the consideration of the UN Human Rights Council through the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

I am Peter Duyapat, belonging to the Ifugao indigenous community living in Didipio, Municipality Kasibu, province of Nueva Vizcaya.

Statement by IPRM to UN on situation of Philippines Indigenous Peoples

Source: 
Manja Bayang, on behalf of the Indigenous Peoples Rights Monitor
Date of publication: 
12 August, 2009

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Presentation under Agenda Item 4


It is an honor to speak before this august body.

I represent the Indigenous Peoples Rights Monitor, a network of indigenous peoples organizations and support groups, with the mandate of monitoring, documenting and reporting violations of human rights committed by the State and its agents against indigenous peoples and communities.

Statement by Lambo of Subanon Tribe on Indigenous Justice Systems

Source: 
Speaker: Timuoy Noval Lambo (Philippines)
Date of publication: 
12 August, 2009

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Presentation under Agenda Item 4B
-UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Thank you Madam Chair for giving me this rare opportunity to shortly speak about our indigenous justice system.

To start with, Madam Chair, I am Timuoy Noval Lambo, a member of the Subanon Tribe of the Zamboanga del Norte province, Mindanao, Philippines. I am representing the Gukom Sog Pito Kodolungan, a group of Subanon families living in a separate adjoining communities and belonging to one common ancestor.

Statement by LRC to UN on state of Philippine Indigenous Peoples

Source: 
Speaker: Ana Rhia Muhi, Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center, Friends of the Earth
Date of publication: 
13 August, 2009

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Presentation under Agenda Item 4B
-UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


Indigenous Filipinos appointed in only 21 LGUs

Source: 
http://newsbreak.com.ph/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6578&Itemid=88889006
Date of publication: 
11 August, 2009

Written by Jesus F. Llanto

With a population of 14 million, they should win in local elections, expert says

They number 12 million to 14 million nationwide. They have a presence in 110 communities.

Military rejects calls for pullout from Lianga, Surigao del Sur

Source: 
http://www.mindanews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6816
Date of publication: 
11 August, 2009

TANDAG, Surigao del Sur (MindaNewas/06 August) — Lumad evacuees in Surigao del Sur especially the children may not be able to return home soon as the local Army command has refused to heed calls for the military to pull out its forces from the mountainous areas of Lianga town which are suspected to be havens of the New People’s Army (NPA).

An estimated 1,700 members of the Mandaya and Manobo tribes have been displaced since July 18 when the 58th Infantry Battalion launched an operation in Lianga’s Andap Valley.

The operation drove the Lumads to the official residence of Bishop Nereo

Bishop's Letter to Malacanang re: IP's, CADTs, Mining

Source: 
Apostolic Vicariate of Calapan
Date of publication: 
12 August, 2009

HON. FATIMA VALDEZ
Secretary for External Affairs
Office of the President
Malacañang Palace, Manila
  

Dear Secretary Valdez,

This is to bring to your attention for appropriate and urgent action the unresolved problems of the Mangyan indigenous peoples in Mindoro. Our pastoral responsibility dictates that the Church gives special attention to the neglected sectors of society.

PIPLinks letter to President Arroyo re CERD

Source: 
http://www.piplinks.org/system/files/PIPLinks+letter+to+President+re+CERD+2009-1.doc
Date of publication: 
18 September, 2009

President Arroyo
c/o the Philippines Embassy
8 Suffolk Street
London, SW1 4HG

18 September 2009

Your Excellency,

I am taking the opportunity of your visiting the United Kingdom, to write on behalf of Indigenous Peoples Links, a UK-based support organisation working to uphold and promote the collective and individual human rights of Indigenous Peoples. We would like to raise issues around the concluding observations of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), which were made public on 31st August 2009.

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