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Rappler's latest stories on IP rights


[OPINION] The Lumad are not the villains

Nov 04, 2018 - 4:56 PM

Mocha Uson, you asked the Lumad to chant your President's name. Well here's my response: his name's not worth chanting.

Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Groups slam Uson for red-tagging Lumad rights organizations

Oct 30, 2018 - 9:42 AM

One of the supposed Lumad at Mocha Uson's 'protest' at the University of the Philippines Diliman campus is linked to a paramilitary group, say Lumad rights advocates

HRW calls for end to 'government abuses' in indigenous communities

Feb 07, 2018 - 3:35 PM

'Government plans to improve the lives of the Lumad are unlikely to succeed so long as indigenous communities live in fear of violence, exploitation, and abuse,' says Human Rights Watch's Carlos Conde

JUSTICE SOUGHT. Indigenous people and religious leaders join a rally to call for justice for the murdered Lumad leaders in Mindanao. File photo by Vincent Go/Rappler

CHR: Ancestral lands of indigenous peoples 'sacred' and protected by law

Feb 07, 2018 - 2:28 PM

The Commission on Human Rights reminds the government that any development plans on ancestral domains, including opening them to investors, should take into consideration the rights of indigenous peoples as enshrined in the law

Pia Wurtzbach's Coron visit highlights resiliency, IP issues

Jan 22, 2017 - 8:35 AM

All the Calamian Islands are ancestral domains of the Tagbanuas So far there are only 2 communities that have been awarded the title There are 23 barangays still applying for titles a development worker explains

WARM WELCOME. Pia Wurtzbach rides a motorcade around Coron town proper on January 21, 2017. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Indigenous peoples call for recognition of rights in peace talks

Jan 19, 2017 - 7:05 PM

We urge the government to heed the call of IPs to stop the militarization of their communities and to grant political prisoners unconditional amnesty

WATCH: Girl wishes to be next Aeta teacher from her village

Dec 25, 2016 - 8:00 PM

In early December MovePH went to Sitio Burog Elementary School in Bamban Tarlac as part of the ShareLove campaign This is where we met Ericka Cosme

SHARE LOVE. Students from Sitio Burog Elementary School in Tarlac receive slippers and books from MovePH. Photo by Vina Salazar/ Rappler

Who are protected by the Paris climate talks?

Dec 11, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Beyond the scientific and technical aspects of the draft COP21 deal what human elements are overlooked?

CRUNCH TIME. With only a whole day left before the final climate agreement is born, human rights advocates are hoping for a truly inclusive deal. File photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler

World's indigenous women fight climate change

Dec 07, 2015 - 8:08 PM

Indigenous women worldwide gather in Paris to prove that they too are part of the battle against climate change

Ako, babaeng Hanunuo

Dec 02, 2015 - 3:00 PM

The burden to feed and care for children while also caring for nature is carried by the Hanunuo Mangyan women in Oriental Mindoro

Bukidnon: Many farmers hungry, mired in debt

Nov 28, 2015 - 5:15 PM

Northern Mindanao s food basket Bukidnon has the highest number of poor households Ironically many of its food producers have fallen off the food basket

Include IPs in climate change talks – United Nations

Nov 21, 2015 - 4:14 PM

The UNDP urges governments to listen to the voices of the indigenous peoples in preparation for the international climate change conference in Paris

What's eating up Mindoro's forests?

Nov 10, 2015 - 4:45 AM

If there really is no logging then why are trees disappearing?

When there's smoke, there's fire?

Nov 10, 2015 - 4:45 AM

Mangyans and kaingin

Nov 10, 2015 - 4:45 AM

How are indigenous people s rights kaingin and the environment linked?

The Lumad's long years of languishing for land and life

Sep 30, 2015 - 5:31 PM

Their tragic fate and stories have to be honored and retold many times over until a concrete solution is reached and peace prevails

Is the military innocent in Lumad killings?

Sep 30, 2015 - 5:30 PM

A young Lumad who is caught in the middle of the war between the government and the New People s Army shares his take on the killings in indigenous areas

Human Rights Watch: Heads should roll over attacks on Lumad

Sep 25, 2015 - 2:40 PM

President Aquino should immediately order the DOJ to conduct an impartial and credible investigation into these attacks and prosecute those responsible

RIGHTS DEFENDERS. Indigenous peoples and advocates light candles for Lumad victims and Emok Samarca, one of slain indigenous rights defenders in Surigao del Sur on September 11. Photo by Vincent Go/Rappler

Myths about the Mangyan

Aug 22, 2015 - 8:49 PM

Do you know who the Mangyans are?

Brazil court orders suspension of activity at Amazonian mine

Aug 16, 2015 - 12:53 AM

Prosecutors argue that pollution from the Onca Puma mine in northern Brazil s Para state causes fetal deformations and serious diseases

MINING. Aerial view of the mining site of Vale, the biggest Brazilian mining company, in Para state, Brazil, on August 6, 2013. File photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP

Empowering women, strengthening Tboli culture

Aug 15, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Jen Eko shows how a Tboli woman s passion to serve the tribe can help empower other women

Young nurse chooses to serve Mindanao tribes

Jul 25, 2015 - 5:41 PM

Here s an inspiring story about a young man who dedicates his time and efforts to Lumad children who want to continue going to school

Indigenous leaders hold tribal war ritual in front of Aquino’s home

Jul 04, 2015 - 5:15 PM

“Aquino should be held accountable for atrocities committed against the Lumad leaders and communities

PANDIWATA. IPs perform a tribal war ritual in front of a police barricade near the Aquino residence in Quezon City on July 4. Photo by Adela Maybelle Wayas of KATRIBU

Spell out indigenous peoples' rights in BBL – peace council

Apr 27, 2015 - 6:28 PM

The proposed Bangsamoro law recognizes promotes and protects the rights of lumads but does not mention the IPRA a law passed in 1997 that has yet to be implemented in ARMM

RECOMMENDATIONS. Former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. and other members of the Citizen's Peace Council present their report during the hearing for the Bangsamoro Basic Law at the House of Representatives in Quezon City on  April 27, 2015.