Indigenous Views

Indigenous peoples submit cases of rights abuses to UN official

By Dee Ayroso, -
Date of publication: 
9 August, 2014

“More than 100,000 indigenous peoples from 39 tribal groups all over the country will be dislocated or will lose their livelihood as an effect of the all-out mining liberalization under Aquino.

New Special Rapporteur to focus on indigenous “collective” rights

Tebtebba release -
Date of publication: 
6 August, 2014

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – A new United Nations indigenous woman official from the Philippines has pledged to promote “collective rights”and “good practices”in implementing international standards concerning the rights of indigenous peoples.

“My mandate, therefore, demands lots of research work because I have to come up with reports backed by solid evidence,”Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the new Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, told supporters here recently.

The first-ever indigenous woman Special Rapporteur, who hails from Besao town, Mt.

Indigenous peoples join call for Aquino ouster at the People’s SONA

Date of publication: 
29 July, 2014

“Why are they depriving people of their lands?” – Mayeth Corpuz, an Agta, secretary general of the Samahan ng mga Katutubo sa Sierra Madre (SKSM)

MANILA — At the People’s State of the Nation Address on July 28, about 100 indigenous peoples came down from their mountain villages in Luzon and joined protesters in Metro Manila to call for a change in government policies, and President Aquino’s ouster.

From the Igorots of the north to the Mangyans of southern Luzon, indigenous peoples decry the same development aggression, dispossession of their ancestral lands and militarizati

State of the Indigenous Peoples Address 2014

Statement from State of the Indigenous Peoples Address (SIPA) Meeting
Date of publication: 
25 July, 2014

Indigenous Peoples – For Truth, Justice, Peace & Equality!

We, the bae, datu, fulong, baylan, timuay, mantikadong, the indigenous leaders of indigenous communities in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, belonging to the different tribes of the B’laan, Higaonon, Kalanguya-Ifugao, Mansaka, Erumanen ne Menuvu, Erumanen ne Menuvu Kirinteken,Aeta-Abellen, Dumagat, Pala’wan, Subanen, Subanon, Ilongot, Manobo Matigsalog, Egongot (Ilongot) Bugkalot, Bukidnon, Manubo Blit, Teduray, Tagbanwa, Tasaday, Lambangi-an, Ybanag, Remontado, Aeta, Ayta, at T’boli-Ubo, together in solidarity with our friends

Zambo del Sur IPs call DENR for cancellation of 168 Ferrum MPSA

By Jong D. Cadion -
Date of publication: 
14 July, 2014

PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur (MPF News) —- The Subanen Indigenous Communities of Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur through their economic arm, Subanen Gataw Taasan Association Incorporated (SUGATAI), warned and cautioned government officials from closing their eyes to the violations committed by 168 Ferrum Pacific Mining Corporation (168 Ferrum), IPs Official said.

SUGATAI Chairman Timuay Carlito Dalangon said Monday calling the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Ramon J.P.

‘Criminal accountability’ of the Aquino government in the Yolanda disaster sought in the UN EMRIP

KAMP statement-

14 July 2014

Geneva, Switzerland –Indigenous peoples around the world presented reports to the 7th session of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP.) The Philippine report, presented by Piya Macliing Malayao, spokesperson of progressive indigenous peoples’ organization Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP), discussed the situation of indigenous communitie

Kalinga tribe vs mining

Manila Bulletin -
Date of publication: 
5 July, 2014

Baguio City — Members of the Guinaang tribe of Pasil town in Kalinga and the group Indigenous Farmers of Guinaang, Pasil Inc.

‘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.

Philippines: Tribes want lands out of Bangsamoro

Date of publication: 
30 June, 2014

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —Leaders of indigenous peoples have demanded that their ancestral lands be excluded from the proposed Bangsamoro territory, saying failure to do so would go against their “inherent and inalienable right to self-determination.”

“We cannot accept Bangsamoro as our identity.

Aspirations, hopes, fears and sentiments of indigenous peoples in the Bangsamoro core area

The follow is a message delivered by Timuay [tribal chieftan] Alim Bandara of the Timuay Justice and Governance (TJG) of Upi, Maguindanao during the Congressional Consultation and Multi-Stakeholders Forum on the Indigenous Peoples Perspective on the Bangsamoro held on 26 June 2014 at Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City.

Alim M.