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Situation of the Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines

THE PHILIPPINES is an archipelago and mountainous country approximately covering 30 million hectares of land surrounded by the Pacific, China and Celebes Seas.  It comprises 7,100 islands with major islands grouped into three major geographical regions: Luzon in the north, Visayas in the central region, and Mindanao in the south. It is home to around […]

Indigenous Youth to Aquino: LIAR!

“Aquino is a world class liar”, this was the reaction of the indigenous youth under the Kabataan para sa Tribung Pilipino (KATRIBU) on Aquino’s statement at the Asia-Europe Meeting Manila Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management that he is “trying to climate-proof our path to progress” According to Reagan De Vela, spokesperson of KATRIBU, […]

Defend Talaingod, Save Pantaron Range!

The Manobo People’s Exodus is a Continuing Struggle for Justice & Peace and the Quest for Land Rights and Self – Determination Urgent Appeal of PASAKA (Federation of Lumad Organizations in Southern Mindanao)   On April 2, in Talaingod, Davao Del Norte, after a series of aerial bombings and intense militarization of civilian communities, while […]

Gazmin is a misplaced and hypocritical ‘patriot’

Secretary Gazmin’s call for us Filipinos to rally against the China’s incursion into Philippine territory seems like a true patriot. A call that every Juan and Maria should heed. But the Secretary’s call is of a misplaced and hypocritical ‘patriotism’. He literally calls for the Filipinos to rally against China’s imperial designs while he implores […]

Mga Katutubo at Kabataan tutol sa Cha-Cha ni Aquino/Belmonte

Maynila- Naglunsad ng isang kilos protesta ang mga katutubo sa pamumuno ng Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP) kasama ang Kabataan para sa Tribu Pilipino sa harap ng Batasang Pambansa uang kundinahin ang maniobra ng mga kaalyado ni BS Aquino na baguhin ang konstitusyon ng bansa. Ayon kay Danilo Elosendo, tagapagsalita ng KATRIBU, […]