Philosophy

Filipino tribals find hope in Pope Francis’ apology to indigenous

Source: 
Inday Espina-Varona - http://www.ucanews.com/news/filipino-tribals-find-hope-in-pope-francis-apology-to-indigenous/73920
Date of publication: 
13 July, 2015

Calls for peace remain meaningless until the powerful respect the rights of indigenous people

Manila – As news broke out in the Philippines of Pope Francis’ apology for the Catholic Church’s role in the displacement of indigenous peoples, Kharlo Manano was handing the Philippine Commission on Human Rights a list of tribal schools threatened by incessant military operations.

In Midsayap, Cotabato, young Manobo tribesman Roland Dalin was speaking of his dream to study law and “bring justice and defend our tribe.”

Dalin hopes the pope’s message can allow him to resume an ed

Lumad in the Bangsamoro: Dreams and Fears

Source: 
LILAK (Purple Action for Indigenous Women's Rights) & Focus on the Global South release
Date of publication: 
26 May, 2015

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The Lumads have consistently expressed their support for the peace process in Mindanao; and have been equally consistent in articulating their position that a genuine and lasting peace can only be based on inclusiveness and justice.

In May 2014, Lumad leaders both from the core areas and the adjacent areas of the proposed Bangsamoro territory came to Manila to reach out to peace and human rights advocates, and the public in general, to articulate their side of the story on this peace process.

Alternative paradigm for indigenous peoples

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By Clarissa V. Militante, Philippine Daily Inquirer - http://opinion.inquirer.net/74025/alternative-paradigm-for-indigenous-peoples#ixzz30GQ40OIO
Date of publication: 
29 April, 2014

On April 24, 1984, soldiers of the Marcos regime killed Macli-ing Dulag, the leader of the Cordillera communities’ resistance against the construction of dams in the Chico River. Thirty years later, attacks on indigenous peoples (IPs) have become more and more blatant amid heightened conflict over resources.

On one side are corporations grabbing land and taking control of resources that are not only economically important to ethnic communities but also sustain the very core of who they are and how they have lived.

Respecting Indigenous Peoples' Sacred Sites

Source: 
Tebtebba E-Newsletter
Date of publication: 
28 January, 2013

COMPOSTELA VALLEY, Philippines, 28 January (Tebtebba Indigenous Information Service)—Owing to his close affinity with the spirit world, his ancestors, his ancestral domain and Mother Nature, Datu Doming Tumaytay is adept in identifying medicinal and other important plants he has been familiar with since childhood. The tribal chief from Sto.

Apu Mamalu Burial Site Listed as National Cultural Treasure

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Legal Rights & Natural Resources Center Cagayan de Oro Regional Office Press Release
Date of publication: 
26 April, 2010

Manila, Philippines – The National Museum is now finalizing the declaration of Apu Mamalu Burial in the tribal Barangay of Mikasili, Damulog, Bukidnon as a National Cultural Treasure. “It’s on the 3rd of our list for approval after Maribojoc Church of Bohol, and Manila Metropolitan Theater in Manila” an update made by Angel Bautista, Curator from the National Museum today to LRC-KsK. Maribojoc Church and Metropolitan Theater are classified as important cultural property as enshrined in the R.A.

Lumads seek help from Government Historical & Museum Institutes

Source: 
Legal Rights & Natural Resources Center Cagayan de Oro Regional Office Press Release
Date of publication: 
8 December, 2009

Manila – The recent industrial developments in areas of Mindanao have endangered the lives and the very existence of various tribes in Mindanao, especially for the Manobo tribe in Bukidnon. Located in the area of Barangay Mikasili, Damulog, Bukidnon, is the centuries old sacred burial site of Apo Mamalu, the supreme ancestor of the Manobo, T’duray and other Lumad tribes in Mindanao. He was the brother of Apo Tabunaway, the ancestor of the Moro tribes.

According to oral traditions, Tabunaway and Mamalu were Manobo brothers.