Support the indigenous people school through: Raise the educational materials such as paper, notebooks , pencils, pens, crayons and educational toys. Support for the printing of educational materials ( books , modules , courses , teaching aids ), based on culture and daily life of the Lumad in Mindanao, to be used by Indigenous Peoples […]

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 […]

Katribu’s Press Release on the Kidapawan Massacre

  April 2, 2016   Manila, Philippines – Indigenous peoples (IP) advocacy group Kabataan para sa Tribung Pilipino (Katribu) condemns in the strongest possible terms the mass shooting and dispersal of protesting Kidapawan farmers and Lumad along the Cotabato-Davao highway yesterday, April 1. Around 6,000 farmers and indigenous peoples (IP) staged a barricade in Kidapawan […]

Uranda* of the Lumads for Pope Francis

Uranda* of the Lumads for Pope Francis ((Originally written in lumad dialect, translated by Prof. Agustin “Don” Pagusara. Uranda is a traditional lumad chant/lyric-poem which expressing stories of personal yearnings, aspiration  and conquests of the Lumad)) We have come to you, we Indigenous Peoples of Mindanao. We have been thrown into these mountain places where we […]

BS Aquino: Pangulong Walang Pakialam sa mga Katutubo

“Invisible” (Hindi makita) – Ito marahil ang maglalarawan kung paano tinitingnan ng pamahalaang BS Aquino ang mga katutubo, ang kalagayan at mga hinaing nila. Pagkatapos ng apat na taong panunungkulan nito, wala itong nailatag na patakaran at programa  na tunay na magpapagaan sa kanilang kalagayan. Bagkus lalo lamang tumindi ang kahirapan ng mga katutubo sa […]

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 […]