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Indigenous peoples march to ask Duterte to lift martial law in Mindanao

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NATIONAL MINORITIES. At least 2,000 delegates from the national minorities join the September 21 protests to mark the 45th anniversary of the Martial Law. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Some 2,000 members of minority groups join the Mendiola rally on September 21, telling stories of how government troops have attacked their schools and communities

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 22, 2017) — Opening the program at the protest rally on Mendiola Thursday, September 21, a number of Lumad from Mindanao performed an interpretative dance, where President Rodrigo Duterte, wearing an American flag, is depicted as the enemy. Continue reading Indigenous peoples march to ask Duterte to lift martial law in Mindanao

IP leaders hold tribal ritual to save Mt Apo

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PRESERVATION. Several IP groups hold a special ritual to save Mt Apo. All photos by Editha Z. Caduaya

During the sacred ritual which sought forgiveness from the tribes’ ancestors for the disrespect of Mt Apo, North Cotabato 2nd District Representative Nancy Catamco is named a Diwata or protector

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Philippines (May 24, 2016) — It was an hour before the sun shined on Friday, May 20, when spiritual and tribal elders from the 8 ethnic groups living around Mount Apo joined forces to save their sacred land which they call Apo Sandawa. Continue reading IP leaders hold tribal ritual to save Mt Apo

More Lumad flee homes amid harassment

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UNDER THREAT. Datu Cris Olaño, a Lumad leader, expresses his concerns during a congressional inquiry on January 29, 2016. Photo by Editha Z. Caduaya/Rappler
Lumad from Davao del Norte claim that military and paramilitary forces still threaten their community

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Jan. 31, 2016) — Indigenous peoples from a village in Talaingod, Davao del Norte again expressed concerns about the alleged harassment by military and paramilitary forces in their area.

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