GOV. DEL ROSARIO: LEFTISTS MANIPULATING TRIBAL PEOPLE

Reds maneuvering truth on Ocampo arrest Davao del Norte Governor Anthony del Rosario on Monday said leftist organizations use indigenous people (IPs) “to push their own agenda,” and accused them of maneuvering the truth. This, after former Bayan Muna party-list … Continue reading GOV. DEL ROSARIO: LEFTISTS MANIPULATING TRIBAL PEOPLE

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MINDANAO INDIGENOUS PEOPLE WANT VOICE HEARD IN PEACE TALK

Independent lumad peace table formed, launched bY aDAM b. mORRELL INDIGENOUS peoples (IP) group launched the Lumad Husay Mindanao (LHM) last Friday, June 22, for their real voices to be heard amid the Government of the Republic of the Philippines-National … Continue reading MINDANAO INDIGENOUS PEOPLE WANT VOICE HEARD IN PEACE TALK

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THE FIRST INDIGENOUS PEOPLE REPRESENTATIVE IN DAVAO CITY COUNCIL

THE DAVAO CITY INDIGENOUS PEOPLE MANDATORY REPRESENTATION IN THE DAVAO CITY COUNCIL is mandated by City Ordinance No. 0448-10, Series of 2011. Ordinance No. 0448-10, PROVIDING MANDATORY REPRESENTATION FOR THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE IN THE CITY COUNCIL OF DAVAO, was authored … Continue reading THE FIRST INDIGENOUS PEOPLE REPRESENTATIVE IN DAVAO CITY COUNCIL

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Bukidnon lumads used in marijuana trafficking

MARIJUANA BUST. Anti-narc agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) backed up by military troopers during a raid on a marijuana farm in a remote area in Bukidnon. PDEA said a 50-hectare marijuana farm possibly in Bukidnon or neighbor Agusan del Sur is still being located by PDEA operatives. inAROUNDMINDANAO PUBLISHED IN THE DURIAN POST NO. 84, Nov 07-13, 2011 BY ROGER M. BALANZA Alliance of Anti-Drug Advocates (AAA) Indigenous people in Bukidnon have been dragged into the outlawed marijuana trade used by druglords as couriers for the banned weed. Bukidnon may have as much as 50 hectares planted … Continue reading Bukidnon lumads used in marijuana trafficking

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On mass poisoning of indigenous people in Davao City: ‘Overeating not poisoning’

            Lumads here in the city in droves for the Christmas season who suffered from bum stomach after getting government-rationed food were not poisoned.             Overeating, said an employee of the City Social Services Development Office (CSSDO), which prepares the food provisions. Nevertheless, City Mayor Sara Duterte wants to play safe after reports about the lumads in Toril reportedly downed by spoiled food prepared by caterers hired by CSSDO. Duterte said an investigation conducted by CSSDO chief Maria Luisa Bermudo showed no poisoning but indigestion among some of the lumads. About 4,000 indigenous people from the city’s hinterlands, including those … Continue reading On mass poisoning of indigenous people in Davao City: ‘Overeating not poisoning’

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LUMADS HOLD PROTEST-CUM-RITUAL AT 10th ID TO CAST AWAY EVIL SPIRITS

Demand justice for martyred Lumad leader in their death anniversary  Davao City — Lumad leaders called the Philippine justice system inutile and discriminatory for as long as the members of the Philippine Armed forces remain as principal instruments of fascism and terror by the Arroyo government. This, as more than 100 lumads seeking for justice for the murder of their slain leaders and other victims of political killings held a protest-cum-ritual at the 10th Infantry Division Headquarters at Camp Panacan .   “They call the traditional lumad justice system as backward and ignorant, but the bloody killings committed against leaders … Continue reading LUMADS HOLD PROTEST-CUM-RITUAL AT 10th ID TO CAST AWAY EVIL SPIRITS

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Nogie: Judas to the landless

NOGRALES is biggest real estate agent in the country For pushing a law allowing foreign ownership of the land in the Philippines, Speaker Prospero C. Nograles is tagged as the biggest real estate agent in the country. “By maneuvering to have the House Resolution 737 approved by Congress, Nograles is acting like the biggest real estate agent in the country. The proposal is a gross sell out of our natural resources,” said the Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod in a statement. HR 737 authored by Nograles seeks to allow 100% foreign ownership of the land in the country. It targets to amend … Continue reading Nogie: Judas to the landless

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Ebdane backs Mindanao tribal peoples’ bid to have voice in Philippine Congress

Tribal leaders aiming for three seats By ROGER M. BALANZA   DAVAO CITY – Public Works Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane yesterday backed the formation of a party-list group for the 2010 polls by Mindanao’s indigenous peoples, saying tribal people of Southern Philippines should lock hands to make their voice heard in Congress. Sec. Ebdane was in this city to inspect road projects worth P2 billion, part of P6 billion worth of infrastructures now being implemented in the Davao Region. He threw his support for the Abante Tribung Mindanao (ATM), the party-list group of the Mindanao Indigenous Peoples Conference for Peace and … Continue reading Ebdane backs Mindanao tribal peoples’ bid to have voice in Philippine Congress

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Aussie mining firm under fire for duping indigenous peoples

TRIBAL LEADERS PAID OFF BY MINING FIRMS IN DAVAO ORIENTAL By ROGER M. BALANZA   An Australian mining company in Davao Oriental paid off tribal leaders to secure endorsement of support for its operation, said an international church-based organization with concerns on indigenous people.   The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (Cafod) also raised other irregularities by the mining company, BHP Biliton and its local partner Asiaticus Management Corporation (AMCOR) , in a report bared in Davao City following protest rallies by Cafod in the United Kingdom.   In the report dubbed “Kept in the Dark”, Cafod said the companies … Continue reading Aussie mining firm under fire for duping indigenous peoples

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Davao natives win fight over ancestral domain rights

Matigsalogs form tribal council to manage ancestral domain By ROGER M. BALANZA The Matigsalog tribe of Marilog District in Davao City has formed a tribal council of elders to manage a 72,000-hectare ancestral domain recently carved out of a title … Continue reading Davao natives win fight over ancestral domain rights

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