Statements

Tampakan Massacre Victim Kin Seeks UN Intervention

Source: 
Social Action Center of Marbel (SAC-Marbel) & Indigenous Peoples Links (PIPLinks) Press Statement
Date of publication: 
4 November, 2013

A relative of massacre victim, Juvy Capion and her two children, has asked for the intervention of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Prof. James Anaya. Erita Capion Dialang seeks an investigation and resolution to the numerous violations of their rights as B’laan Indigenous Peoples, [1] which include the killing of members of their clans in struggles over a proposed mining project by Sagittarius Mines Inc.

Indigenous peoples press for ancestral land, other rights

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By ADELA MAYBELLE DEYAEN WAYAS, Northern Dispatch - http://bulatlat.com/main/2013/08/12/indigenous-peoples-press-for-ancestral-land-other-rights/
Date of publication: 
12 August, 2013

The updated IP Agenda was divided into four themes: on IP lands, territories, resources and development aggression; on human rights, militarization and peace; NCIP, conflicting laws and FPIC; and on social services, Post-2015 Development goals, Climate Change adaptation and Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Preparedness and Response Measures.

MANILA — About 80 tribe leaders from different communities in the country gathered to commemorate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (IPs) in a forum held in Quezon City.

The National Forum on Indigenous Peoples and

Consultations in Mankayan a mockery

Source: 
Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP) - http://www.katutubongmamamayan.org/node/372
Date of publication: 
31 July, 2013

Consent given by indigenous peoples in Mankayan, Benguet to allow South African mining company Gold Fields Ltd. is described as a mockery of the Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) by indigenous people’s alliance Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP.)

According to KAMP, the FPIC process overseen by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples was irregular and inconclusive of the communities’ decisions.

Philex still needs to clean up, pay compensation – indigenous peoples

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By MARYA SALAMAT, Bulatlat.com, http://bulatlat.com/main/2013/08/02/philex-still-needs-to-clean-up-pay-compensation-indigenous-peoples/
Date of publication: 
2 August, 2013

Philex “must understand that it is being punished for its unsafe and irresponsible mining practices, which is the basis for the fine.” It is the company’s responsibility to cleanup and rehabilitate the waters it damaged, and to compensate the adversely affected residents. – KAMP

MANILA – Bearing mugshots of DENR Secretary Ramon Paje, Philex Mining Corp. chairman Manuel V.

Report from the Office of Representative Teddy Brawner Baguilat

Source: 
Report delivered to UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at meeting in Kuala Lumpar
Date of publication: 
13 March, 2013

REPORT FROM THE OFFICE OF REPRESENTATIVE TEDDY BRAWNER BAGUILAT (COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL CULTURAL COMMUNITIES)

This report focuses on the exercise of the mandate granted to the Office of Representative Teddy Brawner Baguilat who Chairs the House of Representatives Committee on National Cultural Communities.

POSITIVE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE PHILIPPINES:

HOUSE BILLS:

In the exercise of legislative powers vested on the Philippine Congress through the 1987 Philippine Constitution, the Office has passed several Bills in the 15th Congress,

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.

Indigenous Peoples relieved over drill pull out

Source: 
By ALDWIN QUITASOL, www.nordis.net - http://www.nordis.net/?p=14386
Date of publication: 
13 January, 2013

BAGUIO CITY — Mankayan indigenous people (IP) of Sitio Madaymen, Tabio, Mankayan of Benguet and members of the Save the Mankayan Movement (SMM) expressed great relief and victory as Far Southeast Gold Resources Inc.

Groups condemn new attack on anti-mining advocate

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Written by Alyansa Tigil Mina - http://www.manilatimes.net/index.php/sunday-times/the-sunday-times-magazines/34633-groups-condemn-new-attack-on-anti-mining-advocate
Date of publication: 
4 November, 2012

Call on P-Noy to clear bloodshed on “tuwid na daan”

Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) and other environmental groups are enraged over another ambush attack against an environmental advocate in Carmen, Surigao del Sur province on October 29, 2012 and are now calling on the president to ensure that violence and bloodshed are steered clear from its “tuwid na daan”.

Recent ambush attack

On October 29 at about 3 p.m. in the afternoon, Dr.

Justice for the Capion Family in Tampakan massacre

Justice for the Capion Family

Letter to the Editor

23 October 2012

We in the Task Force-Justice for Environment Defenders join the nation in mourning the death of Juvy Capion, a pregnant mother and member of tribal organization Kalgad, and her sons John and Pops.

They are a B’laan family determined to protect their land and environment from the threat of Xstrata-SMI’s Tampakan gold-copper project.

Thousands to commemorate Fr. Pops’ in 1st Death Anniversary

Source: 
News Release
Date of publication: 
16 October, 2012

Davao City —- It has been a year since Italian Missionary Fr. Fausto “Pops” Tentorio, PIME was brutally slain right within his parish grounds in Arakan, North Cotabato and today, in commemoration of Fr. Pops’ first death anniversary, religious and activists led by the Justice for Fr.