Militarization

Philippines: 9 Lumad leaders face trumped-up charges in Bukidnon

Nine members of the Pigyayungaan organization in Cabanglasan, Bukidnon face trumped-up charges of frustrated murder, accusing them of an encounter between the 8th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army (IBPA) and the New People’s Army (NPA) in said town last year. “One of the accused is paralysed who is no longer even able to move …

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URGENT ALERT UPDATE: On the intensifying attacks against human rights defenders in the Cordillera, Philippines

12 February 2018 Dear Friends, We urgently appeal for your support in calling for a stop to the intensifying attacks against human rights defenders and communities in the Cordillera, Philippines by State security forces of the dictatorial Duterte regime.  There is no let-up to the intensifying human rights violations since February 2017, where indigenous peoples …

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Philippines: Militarization shuts down schools, displaces families in Agusan del Sur; Evacuees complain of food blockade

Intensified militarization in the hinterland villages of Agusan del Sur forced alternative learning centers of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP) to shut down ahead of regular closing schedules and compelled 21 Banwaon families from the villages of San Pedro, Binicalan and Mahagsay in San Luis town to flee. The evacuees, composed of 139 …

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The story of Pipoy and Bandam: The aspirations of Lumad children for a free and Lumad-relevant education

This documentary presents the experiences of Lumad children living in communities that are under attack due to resistance against militarization and resource extraction activities such as foreign large-scale mining, plantation and the like. Pipoy and Bandam represent the aspirations of Lumad children whose dreams include acquiring a free and Lumad-relevant education that is constantly put …

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Philippines: #StopLumadKillings

Facebook Twitter Related Statemens No new related statements yet!!! Related News Philippines: Lumad women, their inter-generational struggle for self-determination August 14, 2019 DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Like other women of society, the Lumad women have taken various roles in their society. From farming to raising children while … Read More → Related Videos The story …

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The Rights of Indigenous Women to their Lands, Territories and Resources in Asia

This briefing paper by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) highlights some of the key and common challenges faced by indigenous women in Southeast Asia in relation to their collective rights to land, territories and resources, such as a) continuing loss of lands, territories and resources due to the establishment of conservation areas, commercial exploitation, land …

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