indigenous peoples' rights - updates

Rappler's latest stories on indigenous peoples' rights


Civilian courts have jurisdiction over indigenous peoples – Supreme Court

Jul 11, 2019 - 5:02 PM

'Nowhere in the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act does it state that courts of law are to abandon jurisdiction over criminal proceedings in favor of mechanisms applying customary laws,' says the Supreme Court 3rd Division

IP RIGHTS. The Supreme Court says civilian courts have jurisdiction over criminal charges against indigenous peoples. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

The push for indigenous people's provisions in BBL

Jul 10, 2018 - 2:06 PM

If the BBL is a template for federalism, the more we need to articulate indigenous people's rights in it because IPs are not only found in the Bangsamoro core area but scattered throughout the country

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

Duterte to find investors for ancestral domains

Feb 01, 2018 - 9:22 PM

Duterte, who is aware this idea could spark controversy among the Lumad, tells the leaders opening these areas to investors would be a way for them to generate wealth

Why the Lumad are asking for another version of BBL

Sep 02, 2017 - 6:07 PM

Teduray leader Timuay Santos Unsad says the current version of the proposed BBL does not include provisions protecting non Islamized indigenous tribes

Rappler Talk: The love-hate relationship between Duterte and the Lumad

Aug 09, 2017 - 10:08 PM

Bookmark this page to watch the interview on Wednesday August 9 as MovePH talks to an indigenous community elder and a student

Katribu to Duterte: Review 19-year-old IP Rights Act

Oct 29, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Indigenous peoples lose faith in the law and now want it reviewed by Congress during the term of President Rodrigo Duterte says Katribu s Piya Macliing Malayao

Rappler Talk: Can minorities protect their rights under Duterte?

Oct 28, 2016 - 9:29 AM

Rappler talks to indigenous leader Piya Macliing Malayao one of the protesters seriously injured after cops rammed a police vehicle through the crowd in front of the US embassy on October 19

#Manilakbayan: UP Diliman welcomes 700 Lumad from Mindanao

Oct 26, 2015 - 10:05 PM

During their week long stay on campus the indigenous peoples will share with the public their issues including human rights violations allegedly committed against them

Photo by Joy Alcantara

What it takes to keep Tboli children in school

Sep 15, 2015 - 8:00 PM

A teacher in Lake Sebu South Cotabato believes the whole community should be involved in the education of a child

PASSION FOR TEACHING. Anita Castillon feels at home whenever she teaches T'Boli children. Screenshot from Ramon Aboitiz Foundation video

MILF: 2 House BBL amendments violate peace accord

May 21, 2015 - 3:54 PM

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front appreciates but does not necessarily accept the version of the proposed Bangsamoro basic law passed at committee level in the House of Representatives

LEGISLATIVE PHASE. Thousands of supporters of the Bangsamoro Basic Law rally at the gates of the House of Representatives in Quezon City on Monday, May 11 2015, as they call for the immediate passage of the law in Congress. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

House panel OKs indigenous peoples' rights in BBL

May 19, 2015 - 4:07 PM

This is a big win for non Moro indigenous peoples groups a lawmaker says

LUMAD RIGHTS. North Cotabato 2nd district Representative Nancy Catamco is all smiles after the panel approves her amendment during the second day of the House ad hoc committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law voting at the House of Representative in Quezon City on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

Don't forget indigenous peoples' rights in BBL

May 14, 2015 - 10:07 PM

Lumad leaders are worried the exclusion of their rights to ancestral lands may result in the loss of their agricultural resources

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.

PH ethnic groups want bill recognizing conservation rights

Oct 23, 2014 - 12:38 PM

They say existing laws on conservation do not address new concerns on preserving ecologically important sites that are also sacred to the IPs

PH ethnic tribes lauded for role in forest conservation

Oct 22, 2014 - 5:51 PM

Indigenous peoples will document their traditional conservation practices as part of a plan to involve them more in protecting the country s natural wonders

Moving forward to a more meaningful revolution

Mar 06, 2014 - 1:50 PM

We need to remember Edsa so that we don t lose sight of the reforms that remain in our wish list 3 decades later and for us to choose the right leaders in 2016

Indigenous rights or heritage: Battle over Baguio's oldest hotel

Jan 11, 2014 - 4:35 PM

Casa Vallejo survives World War II but will it be saved from demolition?

IPs seek leaders who recognize their rights

May 09, 2013 - 8:56 PM

Dumagats of Tanay Rizal seek better representation in order to defend their rights

Asian NGO brings Subanen tribe case to UN

Nov 27, 2012 - 6:37 PM

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact AIPP will also include the killing of anti mining tribal leader Timuay Locencio Manda s son in the cases that it will report to Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples James Anaya

SC stops Comelec from disqualifying 3 more party-list groups

Nov 22, 2012 - 7:39 PM

The SC says 3 other party list groups are covered by its status quo ante order