The establishment of Salween Peace Park, a 5,200 square kilometer forest park in Hpapun District, Karen State, as “a space of peace, self-determination, environmental integrity, and cultural survival,” is largely attributed to Karen people’s struggle to protect their community and uplift the lives of their people.
Iconic and charismatic are just some of the words to describe Leticia Bula-at, 70, of Dupag, Tabuk, Kalinga.
Residents from Ifugao villages asked the regional office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and National Commission of Indigenous People (NCIP) to stop the implementation of the proposed Alimit hydro-electric power complex of SN Aboitiz in the province.
The lessons from the courageous narratives of Lamnamkok and Chico are an inspiration not only to indigenous peoples but also the younger generations of rights defenders around the world who believe that, in a way or another, we can change the world.
Former Bayan Muna Representative and Makabayan senatorial candidate Neri Colmenares said the loan agreement between the government and the People’s Republic of China for the Chico River Pump Irrigation Project in the Cordillera is not only “onerous” but also “disastrous” for the country.
Isnag tribal elders rejected the proposed construction of a hydro power plant with in their ancestral domain and signed a resolution of no consent during the consensus building meeting facilitated by the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) in Poblacion village, Kabugao town Apayao province on February 4.
More than 200 Kalanguyas from the community of Barangay Eheb attended the Hidit which sought to unite the community after it was divided over differing opinions on the proposed Santa Clara and Quadriver mini hydro project on January 16, 2019.
Farmers’ group Danggayan dagiti Mannalon ti Cagayan condemned the illegal arrest and detention of six Kalinga farmers in Isabela province.
Iggem dagiti karton ken sako a plakard, ken kagiddan ti tukar dagiti gangsa, nagmartsa ti nadumaduma ng organisasion ti umili ti Didipio manipud iti barangay hall ti Didipio iti ili ti Kasibu agturong ti main gate ti OceanaGold Philippines, Inc.
Indigenous people of Tublay , Benguet rejected a proposed hydro power project within their ancestral domain.
The Ifugao Peasant Movement said the human rights situation in Ifugao continues to worsen and the climate of fear and impunity is creeping throughout the province causing a chilling effect to a democratic and free society.
TFIP decried the blatant disregard of the human rights of indigenous peoples by the Duterte administration and noted that 2018 will be remembered as the year the government openly declared that human rights defenders from legitimate and registered organizations are considered as “terrorists”.