September 12, 2011
Is the Philippines violating the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)?
Indigenous Peoples Representative Teddy Brawner Baguilat, Lone District of Ifugao
Legislative Agenda adopted by indigenous peoples during the Philippine celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, 6-9 August 2011. This agenda was presented to the lower house of the Philippine legislature.
LEGISLATIVE AGENDA OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples,August 9, 2011
House of Representatives
2010 Indigenous Peoples Policy Agenda
Background of the process of the consensus policy agenda
On various dates and in anticipation of the new administration of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III, indigenous peoples’ organizations and communities throughout the country, with the support of other civil society organizations have come up [...]
September 13, 2011
Groups protest against DENR, reject mining policy
Indigneous peoples shout ‘no to mining our ancestral lands!’
Manila – About a hundred protestors held a rally in front of DENR today, demanding that the government stop the entry of large-scale mining in ancestral lands of indigenous peoples. The event coincided with [...]
Macroasia Lies: Indigenous Peoples Challenge Mining Company Propaganda
By Ahni Aug 29, 2011
Indigenous Peoples in Palawan are challenging a mining company’s latest attempt to mislead government officials and the public so it can gain access to mineral resources on indigenous ancestral lands. Below, a press release from the Philippines-based advocacy network Ancestral Land/Domain [...]
Position Paper On HB 206, HB 3673
By Judith A. Pasimio
Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center-Kasama sa Kalikasan
The Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center is a legal and policy research and advocacy organization that has been working for over twenty years now with indigenous and upland rural poor communities, in [...]
Saving The Last Bastions Of Biodiversity In The Country
A Position On The Philippine Mineral Resources Act | July 2011
Biodiversity is crucial to our survival and therefore should never be compromised. Biodiversity, or the variety of all levels of life, provides our food, water, shelter, and livelihood. It is the [...]
Justice, Peace And Integrity Of Creation Commission Of The Association Of Major Religious Superiors In The Philippines ( JPICC-AMRSP)
Why Is There A Need For A Minerals Management Bill?
Because Mining In The Philippines Is Unsustainable, Irresponsible, Toxic And Inequitable.
Tuesday, 14th of December, 2010
1. Mining: A Questionable Development Model
Alternative Law Groups’ Statement On The Mineral Management Bill
December 1, 2010
We are alarmed at the worsening state of mining practices in the country and [...]
KASAPI Statement On The Minerals Management
December 5, 2010
The Koalisyon Ng Katutubo at Samahan Ng Pilipinas (KASAPI) Inc. supports the re-filing of the [Minerals management bill or Minerals Act Bill], a milestone in the effort to reverse the unmitigated extraction of resources and continued destruction of the environment.
The Bill seeks to “Regulate [...]