Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous peoples: Discrimination within and without

Published by rudy Date posted on August 14, 2014

Last Saturday (which providentially was also World Indigenous People’s Day), an interesting round table discussion was held at the University of Asia and the Pacific on indigenous people’s rights. It was led by Ambassador Jose Romero, and done under the auspices of the Center for Research and Communication and UA&P’s School of Law and Governance.…

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Awareness: Promoting the rights of world’s indigenous peoples

Published by rudy Date posted on August 8, 2014

During the first International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (1995-2004), the United Nations (UN) General Assembly proclaimed August 9 every year as International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. In 2004, the UN proclaimed a Second International Decade (2005-2014), as “A Decade for Action and Dignity” for indigenous peoples (IPs). The decade strengthens international…

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Philippine indigenous peoples now have access to quality health care services

Published by rudy Date posted on September 3, 2012

DAVAO CITY (Mindanao Examiner / Sept. 3, 2012) – The National Commission on the Indigenous Peoples has began preparing for the full implementation of Indigenous Peoples Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health and Nutrition Project (IP MNCHN Project) in selected provinces in the southern Philippines.

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Comelec to register 20M IPs

Published by rudy Date posted on July 4, 2012

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) today signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), an attached government agency under the Office of the President, to ensure that an estimated 16 million to 20 million indigenous people are registered and qualified…

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ILO: Indigenous women can help PHL grow

Published by rudy Date posted on March 9, 2012

An official of the United Nation’s (UN) International Labor Organization (ILO) on Thursday called on the Philippines to give indigenous peoples, particularly women, more economic and leadership opportunities as they can help the country grow.

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Muslim execs urge De Lima: Implement indigenous people’s rights law

Published by rudy Date posted on August 20, 2011

Muslim leaders pleaded to justice officials to fully implement the Republic Act 8371 or the Indigenous People’s Rights Act (IPRA) of 1997 which recognizes the rights of indigenous people and the role of the government to safeguard their well being.

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Int’l group probes alleged land-grab by foreign firms

Published by rudy Date posted on June 5, 2011

An international fact-finding team is in the country to investigate the alleged land-grabbing by Philippine, Japanese and Taiwanese companies of some 11,000 hectares from indigenous peoples in Isabela to build the biggest bio-ethanol project in the Philippines.

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DepEd develops curriculum for indigenous peoples

Published by rudy Date posted on September 16, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) has initiated the development of an education curriculum that was designed to meet the learning needs of the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) communities.

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Human-rights-based approach to development: making it possible in RP

Published by rudy Date posted on August 17, 2010

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The European Union through its Manila office, the Delegation of the European Union in the Philippines, and Dinteg, the Cordillera Indigenous Peoples’ Legal Rights Center, recently launched a five-year project that will enhance the capacity of indigenous peoples for a more consolidated political participation and representation in development.

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Indigenous peoples voice agenda to P.Noy

Published by rudy Date posted on August 15, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Indigenous peoples are urging the Aquino administration to put an end to the marginalization of indigenous communities.

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Soldiers in Philippines drive tribal people from homes

Published by rudy Date posted on August 6, 2010

Members of an indigenous Dumagat community from the mountains of Rodriguez, Rizal, just east of Manila have fled their homes after soldiers reportedly drove them away from their village.

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12M indigenous people suffer poverty, abuses

Published by rudy Date posted on February 11, 2010

AT least 12 million indigenous people in the Philippines continue to suffer from poverty and human rights abuses, a United Nations State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples report said.

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Commission on Human Rights to probe displacement of Manobos

Published by rudy Date posted on August 30, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – Commission on Human Rights (CHR) head Leila de Lima will personally lead an investigative mission this weekend in Surigao del Sur, where 1,700 people, mostly Manobos, have reportedly been displaced by the raging armed conflict between government forces and communist rebels.

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Treaty urges govt to protect indigenous peoples

Published by rudy Date posted on August 22, 2009

Human Rights commissioner says fighting in Mindanao has caused concern among United Nations experts A United Nations human rights treaty has urged the Philippines to protect indigenous peoples (IPs) from armed conflict, extrajudicial killings and discrimination, as the body examined the Philippines’ compliance with the international Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination(CERD) .

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Indigenous peoples and human rights

Published by rudy Date posted on August 15, 2009

The Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) held a send-off lunch for Filipino indigenous peoples (IPs) leaders who left for Geneva, Switzerland last week to participate in the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination hearing on a complaint filed against the Philippine government by the Subanon community. ATM is an advocacy group and a…

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