Farming and Fishing

Philippines: Fruit magnate Perrine agrees to submit to NCIP process in Bukidnon reforestation project

Source: 
By Walter I. Balane, MindaNews - http://www.mindanews.com/top-stories/2013/03/18/fruit-magnate-perrine-agrees-to-submit-to-ncip-process-in-bukidnon-reforestation-project/
Date of publication: 
18 March, 2013

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 17 March 2013) – Business magnate John Paul C.

How A Palm Oil Boom Is Tearing Apart The Indigenous Tribes Of The Philippines

Source: 
By Gilles Van Kote, LE MONDE/Worldcrunch - http://www.worldcrunch.com/culture-society/how-a-palm-oil-boom-is-tearing-apart-the-indigenous-tribes-of-the-philippines/palm-oil-philippines-ngo-natives-farmers/c3s10535/
Date of publication: 
12 January, 2013

LAMINGAN – It’s late November, patches of a green mountainous landscape are piercing through the morning fog. They follow a regular pattern, typical of palm oil plantations. The trees’ bases are surrounded by burned vegetation – a sign that pesticides were used.

The palm oil plantation, started in 2005 by Nakeen, a subsidiary of the Filipino group A. Brown Company Inc. (ABCI), is very small – 200 hectares.

Widows of slain IP leaders, displaced communities of Northern Mindanao to fly Manila, press for justice

Source: 
Rural Missionaries of the Philippines press release
Date of publication: 
30 November, 2012

Cagayan de Oro City – Daisy Paborada, Rosalie Cabal and Sharon Liguyon will fly to the national capital today. They will join the ‘Manilakbayan ng Mindanao’ or MANILAKBAYAN (Journey to Manila) that will bring around a hundred delegates from all over Mindanao to the heart of Manila for a week-long series of events.

The delegates—composed mainly of families of slain community leaders of Mindanao—will lobby their cases to relevant government offices and foreign consulates in Manila and press for justice.

FOEI Calls on Philippine Government to take action on extrajudicial killings

Friends of the Earth International (FOEI), in solidarity with all its member countries and community partners, call on the Philippine government to take action against the extrajudicial killings of environmental activists and indigenous peoples in the Philippines.

Statement

10 November 2012

Friends of the Earth International (FOEI), in solidarity with all its member countries and community partners, call on the Philippine government to take action against the extrajudicial killings of environmental activists and indigenous peoples in the Philippines.

Church exec fears over safety of priest, IP leaders

Source: 
By Abigail C. Malalis - http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cagayan-de-oro/local-news/2012/11/06/church-exec-fears-over-safety-priest-ip-leaders-251844
Date of publication: 
6 November, 2012

A HIGH-RANKING church official expressed concern over the safety of his priest, including the leaders of the indigenous peoples (IP) in Opol town in Misamis Oriental, due to the “apparent continuous prowling of suspicious motor-riding men in their area.”

In a statement, Bishop Felixberto Calang of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) said he is anxious over the safety of Fr.

Members of anti-oil palm plantation community and support group under surveillance

Source: 
RMP-NMR press release
Date of publication: 
30 October, 2012

Cagayan de Oro City – Even after the death of Pangalasag chairperson, Gilbert Paborada, the crusade to silence legitimate dissent against land grabbing in Opol, Misamis Oriental continues. Rubenson Batuto, Pangalasag vice chairperson complains of surveillance operations days after the Paborada killing.

According to reports, unidentified men wearing helmets stationed outside his home at Tingalan, Opol looking for him.

Quick Facts on the Killing of IP Leader Gilbert Paborada

Source: 
Rural Missionaries of the Philippines Northern Mindanao Sub-Region statement
Date of publication: 
4 October, 2012

Quick Facts on the Killing of IP Leader Gilbert Paborada

Victim: Gilbert Paborada, 47 years old, married and with one 7-year old child, originally from the sub-village of Bagocboc, in the town of Opol, Misamis Oriental

Case: Extra-Judicial Killing

Date of and place of incident: past 3pm, 03 October 2012, San Nicolas, Puntod in Cagayan de Oro City

According to the witnesses, Paborada had just came back from the village of Bagocboc for some concerns to San Nicolas, Puntod in Cagayan de Oro when 2 motorcycle-riding men of heavy build shot him when he went down from a motorela (public

Lumad woes highlighted on World Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Source: 
By DANILDA L. FUSILERO, Davao Today - http://davaotoday.com/main/2012/08/09/lumad-woes-highlighted-on-world-indigenous-peoples-day/
Date of publication: 
9 August, 2012

The Mindanao Lumad Alliance, Kalumaran, urges Aquino to “put an end to the killings, abuses, and military recruitment of Lumad paramilitaries in our communities that failed to bring peace and development” as it called to “stop this deception that mines, dams, and agribusiness will bring in development.”

—-

KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato, Philippines — August 9 marks United Nations (UN) Declaration of the World Indigenous Peoples’ Day, but Lumad groups said their communities are threatened from displacement due to ‘development’ projects and military operations.

Poverty of indigenous peoples worsens under Aquino, says revolutionary group

Source: 
By ALDWIN QUITASOL, www.nordis.net - http://bulatlat.com/main/2012/08/06/poverty-of-indigenous-peoples-worsen-under-aquino-says-revolutionary-group/
Date of publication: 
6 August, 2012

BAGUIO CITY — The Cordillera Peoples Democratic Front (CPDF) said that President Benigno Aquino III “matuwid na daan” (righteous path) has led to the all-out plunder of the country’s resources that worsens the already sorry state of indigenous peoples.

CPDF, through its spokesman Simon “Ka Filiw” Naogsan, pointed out that the absence of “wangwang” (sirens) is the diversion of the government of the awareness of the people from the gigantic gains of big mining companies and energy corporations.

No protection to indigenous villagers facing threats three months on

Source: 
Asian Human Rights Commission Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-134-2012
Date of publication: 
25 July, 2012

Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-134-2012

ISSUES: Extrajudicial killing; human rights defenders; indigenous people

Dear Friends,

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is deeply concerned by the inaction of the police to protect indigenous villagers facing threats. They complained against members of the Intelligence Network in their village; however, three months on, no protection has been provided and no investigation has been conducted.