Lumad killings - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Lumad killings


What the Lumad are fighting for

Sep 07, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Know more about the plight of the Philippines largest indigenous group through these stories images and videos

INFOGRAPHIC: Who are the Lumad?

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:04 PM

On International Day of the World s Indigenous Peoples know more about the Lumad and their plight in this infographic

Manobo leader faces murder raps over Lumad killings

Jun 01, 2016 - 6:48 PM

Datu Calpit and 37 others face murder charges for the deaths of a school head and 2 Lumad leaders in Lianga Surigao del Sur in September 2015

SUSPECT. Datu Calpit in a mugshot taken when he surrendered for robbery charges earlier this year. Sourced photo

#Manilakbayan: Mindanao tribes demand a stop to Lumad killings

Oct 25, 2015 - 12:18 AM

Hundreds of participants of a protest caravan dubbed Manilakbayan are expected to arrive in the county’s capital Sunday October 25

Guingona takes police, military to task: Lumad's killers roam free

Oct 03, 2015 - 7:44 AM

The PNP and AFP must be able to track [the suspects] down How come other people know where they are and the army and police do not? asks the senator during a hearing in Surigao del Sur

PROBE. Senator Teofisto Guingona III, chair of the Senate subcommittee on justice and human rights, leads the probe on Lumad killings in Tandag, Surigao del Sur, on October 1, 2015. Photo courtesy of Alexis Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

Lumad kids tell senator: Military makes Manobos kill each other

Oct 01, 2015 - 7:52 PM

Our area is rich in resource It is virgin forest We believe that is the primary reason why they want to kill us one student tells Senator Teofisto Guingona III

SENATE HEARING. Senator Teofisto Guingona III listens on October 1, 2015, to indigenous families who have been terrorized by a para-military group in Lianga, Surigao del Sur. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Another Lumad leader killed in Mindanao

Oct 01, 2015 - 10:46 AM

The latest victim is 44 year old Lito Abion of the Lumad organization Tagdumahan He was shot dead by 3 motorcycle riding men in San Luis town Agusan del Sur

STOP THE KILLINGS. A multisectoral group stages a protest against attacks on Lumads outside the House of Representatives, as the defense department's budget is being deliberated. Photo by Vincent Go/Rappler

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

DOJ forms fact-finding team on attacks vs Lumad

Sep 26, 2015 - 4:48 PM

The probe aims to identify and hold responsible those behind the attacks The fact finding team is given 60 days to submit a final report on its findings and recommendations

PROTEST. A multisectoral group holds a protest outside the House of Representatives to protest the Lumad killings. Photo by Vincent Go/Rappler

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

Lumad, Asian indigenous peoples begin journey to Paris #COP21

Sep 24, 2015 - 12:09 AM

Dulphing Ogan a Lumad from Southern Philippines will join a delegation of indigenous peoples from Asia that will fly to France in December for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 21st Conference of Parties

Listening needed to #StopLumadKillings

Sep 22, 2015 - 1:12 PM

There is still so much to know and we are not listening to what is not being said

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Sep 14, 2015 - 1:18 PM

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Leave the Lumad alone!

Sep 14, 2015 - 12:08 PM

The issue is about control of natural resources and ancestral domain Before it was about logging Now it s mining

Lumad killings due to tribal conflict, says army

Sep 13, 2015 - 8:12 PM

Any lapses of Philippine troops on the ground that could have prevented their immediate capture of the suspects is under investigation as well

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

Palace: Admin supports probe on Lumad killings

Sep 13, 2015 - 2:14 PM

This comes after netizens and the CBCP call on the government to investigate crimes against the indigenous group in Mindanao

Emok samarca's Funeral infront of PNP HQ then at AFP advance division to stage a short program and noise barrage in brgy. Bangcasi, Butuan City. Photo by Vincent Go/Rappler

CBCP dares Aquino admin: Probe Lumad killings

Sep 11, 2015 - 7:00 PM

In a strongly worded statement the CBCP warns against refusing to hold accountable those to whom the administration so eagerly extends its mantle of protection

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

Catholic Church condemns Lumad killings in Mindanao

Sep 10, 2015 - 6:15 PM

Up to 2 700 people flee their homes to escape a recent spate of armed violence in Surigao del Sur says the International Committee of the Red Cross

VOICE OF FAITH. Indigenous people and religious groups join a protest outside the House of Representatives to condemn the recent Lumad killings in Mindanao. The Catholic Church in Surigao del Sur and the National Council of Churches in the Philippines condemn this spate of violence. Photo by Vincent Go/Rappler

Jett Manuel's fight after UP Maroons' second win: #StopLumadKillings

Sep 09, 2015 - 9:31 PM

Fighting Maroon Jett Manuel joins the fight of indigenous peoples against militarization and harassment in Mindanao

A rare time a human rights issue captivates PH social media

Sep 09, 2015 - 6:53 PM

If President Aquino’s response was disappointingly predictable the public reaction has been anything but Many Filipinos reacted with visceral anger

Rappler Talk: Addressing Lumad killings and internally displaced people

Sep 09, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Rappler talks to Vicky Tauli Corpuz the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on how to deal with the alleged human rights violations committed against the Lumad