Farming and Fishing

Philippines: 3 indigenous peoples killed in a week

Date of publication: 
21 August, 2014

“Even with the capture of notorious Gen. Jovito Palparan recently, his butcher mentality and his bloody human rights record have been well-entrenched in the AFP’s bureaucracy and is carried on by no less than his protégé, Gen. Ricardo Visaya.

‘Aquino has no business to remain in office’ - IP group

Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan (KAMP)​ News Release
Date of publication: 
4 July, 2014

Indigenous peoples’ organization Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan (KAMP) are supporting the impeachment case to be filed against the President.
“A violator of the Constitution and the primary creator and protector of bureaucratic corruption that plague the country should not remain in Malacanang.

Armed men and landlord that use force against indigenous tribes must be held to account

Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) press release - AHRC-PRL-009-2014
Date of publication: 
16 May, 2014

Hong Kong – The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is deeply concerned, and demands an investigation into the actions of the security guards and their employer landlord for shooting at, and holding at gunpoint, indigenous people who were to occupy their ancestral land in Quezon, Bukidnon.

In their mission report, titled: “‘Pakighiusa’: Solidarity Mission to Members of TINDOGA in Support of Their Struggle for Land and Life,” prepared by Rural Missionaries of the Philippines, Northern Mindanao Sub-Region, it noted that the armed security guards indiscriminately shot at Manobo-Pulangihons tr

Human Rights Day 2013 – Focus on the Philippines

International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) Statement
Date of publication: 
10 December, 2013

The 10th December 2013 marks the 65th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This Declaration has encouraged governments, and others, to promote and protect the human rights of people; historic advances have been made in many countries.

At this time, we are mourning the loss of Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest figures in recent history, who gave his life to affirming human dignity and to confronting and fighting against all that belittles and undermines it.

Culture of impunity continues: Opol IP latest victim of killing

Kalumbay Regional Lumad Organization press release
Date of publication: 
2 December, 2013

More than a year and two months after the killing of Indigenous People’s (IP) leader Gilbert Paborada, another Pangalasag member falls.

Indigenous people falsely charged, threatened for planting crops on their ancestral land

Asian Human Rights Commission - Urgent Appeals Programme
Date of publication: 
21 November, 2013

Forwarded Urgent Appeal: AHRC-FUA-005-2013


PHILIPPINES: Indigenous people falsely charged, threatened for planting crops on their ancestral land

ISSUES: Human Rights Defenders; Prosecution system; Land rights; Indigenous people; Victims assistance & protection


Dear friends,

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal regarding the fabrication of charges, death threats and forcible eviction of indigenous people from their ancestral land in Por

Indigenous People Struggle for Their Rights

by Fr. Shay Cullen, PREDA Foundation
Date of publication: 
22 October, 2013

The leader of the community of the Aeta indigenous people proudly led me around the hillside resettlement community where the 200 or so families were establishing a new village community. Their ancestral village and lands were wiped out in a torrential typhoon and gigantic floods. My mission, helped by the German Church agency Misereor, was to help them resettle and develop basic organic agriculture, coffee, coconut, and mangos.

As I walked the hillside, I passed dozens of small grass-roofed huts with walls of bamboo matting.

Corporate projects in ancestral domains causing conflicts with Lumads, says NCIP-10

By Walter I. Balane -
Date of publication: 
25 September, 2013

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/25 September) – Conflicts between corporations and Lumads or indigenous peoples were among the cases filed before the Regional Hearing Office of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) in Region 10, an official said Wednesday.

Lawyer Trinidad Cardona, NCIP-10 hearing officer said the conflicts involve companies that are using portions of ancestral domains for business projects.

She said one recent case was between a group of IP leaders in Bukidnon and a foundation formed by a fruit company that wanted to implement a watershed project in areas w

Philippine Activists Fightback Against Corporate and Military Forces

Date of publication: 
15 September, 2013

“It is better to die from bullets than from hunger” In the Philippines, activists put their lives on the line to fight the military and corporations –


Philippine Activists Fightback Against Corporate and Military ForcesDIAN RUIZ, PRODUCER: On Mindanao, a major island in the southern Philippines, foreign-based companies are destroying the environment and robbing local and native people of their livelihoods.

Corporate agri-businesses like U.S.-based Dole, Del Monte, Monsanto, along with international and Philippine mines, are polluting waterways and destroying the sur

Palawan: Stop oil palm expansion now!

A statement from ALDAW
Date of publication: 
24 March, 2013

My people, the indigenous communities of southern Palawan URGENTLY NEED YOUR HELP. Please sign and circulate the two petitions against
oil palm expansion that we have just launched through and platforms.