Farming and Fishing

Manobos, Mamanwa ask ancestors’ spirits for help vs logging firm

Source: 
http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/home/regions/2627-manobos-mamanwa-ask-ancestors-spirits-for-help-vs-logging-firm-
Date of publication: 
18 October, 2010

LANUZA, Surigao del Sur—The Mamanwa and Manobo tribes in Surigao del Sur are leaving no stones unturned in an effort to stop a logging company from cutting trees in their ancestral domain—legally protesting and petitioning the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and even performing rituals to “awaken” the spirits of their ancestors and asking God to help in their struggle against “the encroachment of a mining firm on their ancestral land.”

Datu Bidao, the Manobo tribe’s chieftain and babaylan (spiritual leader

Revision of ADSP sought

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By Herbert P. Mapiles, Sun Star Pampanga
Date of publication: 
30 September, 2010

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – The Pampanga Provincial Government has sought the revision of the Ancestral Domain Sustainable Plan (ADSP) as previously formulated by the Municipal Government of Floridablanca, members of the indigenous communities and National Commission for Indigenous People (NCIP).

This was the result of the consultation held Thursday in this city attended by Aetas, NCIP officials and other stakeholders.

Under the existing ADSP, the role of the Provincial Government in the development plan has not been identified.

As this developed, Governor Lilia “Nanay Baby” Pineda propose

Soldiers drive tribal people from homes

Source: 
Joe Torres, Quezon City - http://www.ucanews.com/2010/08/05/soldiers-drive-indigenous-people-from-homes/
Date of publication: 
5 August, 2010

Members of an indigenous Dumagat community from the mountains of Rodriguez, Rizal, just east of Manila have fled their homes after soldiers reportedly drove them away from their village.

The villagers are sheltering elsewhere around the capital.

Vanessa Cruz, a Dumagat woman who is now staying with protesting farmers in Quezon City, said three members of her tribe have been gunned down and her brother arrested.

She said the “harassment” started June 11 when government troops took over a 300-hectare piece of Dumagat land in the village of Carugu.

Cruz believes some businessmen

Alsons’ “enemies” declare victory

Source: 
http://www.cbcpnews.com/?q=node/12093
Date of publication: 
4 February, 2010

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The “enemies” of publicly-listed Alcantara and Sons Consolidated Resources, Inc.

Fugitive tribal leader gets 'green award'

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Jeffrey M. Tupas, Philippine Daily Inquirer - http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/regions/view/20091219-243016/Fugitive-tribal-leader-gets-green-award
Date of publication: 
19 December, 2009

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—-Deep in the forests of Talaingod in Davao del Norte, Ata-Manobo Datu Guibang Apoga, obviously through an assistant, could only send a text message to express how he and his people valued environment.

“For us, nature is like our mother and father who provide us with everything we need … life, food and other things essential for us to survive,” said the message in Bisaya. It was read by a representative who received the award on his behalf during the ceremony on Dec.

Bukidnon State University (BSU) host IP Month Celebration

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LRC-KsK Cagayan de Oro regional office
Date of publication: 
4 October, 2009

Malaybalay City – Bukidnon State University (BSU) under president Barroso in cooperation with Legal Rights and Natural Resources Inc-Kasama sa Kalikasa/Friends of the Earth Philippines (FoE-Phils) Cagayan de Oro regional Office will host the Indigenous People (IP) Month Celebration on October 5 – 9, 2009 to be held at BSU compound.

The activity would be a venue for the IP to celebrate the richness of their unique culture and allowing a cultural exchange that will foster deeper cultural understanding of the struggle of the IPs to self-determination.

Bukidnon host a dozens of corporate p

Conal Holdings accused of playing 'dirty tactics'

Source: 
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/general-santos/conal-holdings-accused-playing-dirty-tactics
Date of publication: 
26 July, 2009

ACCUSATIONS of bribery and intimidation have hounded the Alcantara-led coal-fed power project in nearby Maasim, Sarangani province as opposition to the venture gets wider.

Johnny Panerio, one of the leaders of the newly-organized Maasim People’s Coalition on Climate Change (MP3C), accused Conal Holdings Corp. of employing dirty tactics in the firm’s attempt to pacify opposition to the proposed 200-megawatt (MW) coal plant to be built in two 100-MW phases.

He recounted over the weekend that Gregorio S.

Facts on nation's environment speak louder than politicians' claims-- green groups

Source: 
Kalikasan-PNE Press Statement
Date of publication: 
28 July, 2009

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources was quick to attack the assessment of environmental activists that environmental degradation and natural resource depletion aggravated during the term of President Arroyo.

Lumads stage State of Indigenous Peoples' Address

Source: 
Violeta M. Gloria/MindaNews - http://www.mindanews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6744&Itemid=50
Date of publication: 
28 July, 2009

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/July 27, 2009)— As the entire country focused on the ninth State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, 85 indigenous peoples’ leaders in Mindanao gathered for a three-day conference on the State of the Indigenous Peoples Address (SIPA) on July 26 to 28 at Manresa Retreat House here.

BHP Billiton, Asiaticus nearing deal to push through with nickel project — Atienza

Source: 
Business World - http://www.bworldonline.com/BW060909/content.php?id=042
Date of publication: 
9 June, 2009

AUSTRALIAN MINING giant BHP Billiton is finalizing talks with its local partner to move forward with the exploration of a nickel mine in southern Mindanao, the head of the Environment department said yesterday.

“We had a very good meeting, but the agreement has yet to be formalized… [it is] under review,” Environment Secretary Jose L. Atienza, Jr., told reporters. “[The talks] are now in the process of [being formalized],” he added.

The Pujada mine in southern Mindanao could become one of the country’s largest nickel projects at full capacity.