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As peace dawns, ‘lumad’ seek answers

ARUMANEN Datu Roldan Babelon and Timuay Santos Unsad of the Tedurays talk about their prospects in the Bangsamoro. GERMELINA LACORTE

Timuay Santos Unsad, a Teduray leader, knew Camp Omar ibn al-Khattab by heart, not as a camp of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), but as a site of a sacred stone that the Tedurays call “batew,” a brown stone as big as a hill that never stops growing.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

SolGen looks into ancestral title ‘invasion’ of presidential Mansion

The government has been alarmed about ancestral land titles that overlapped with government land within the jurisdiction of the presidential Mansion in Baguio City. EV ESPIRITU/ INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) is looking into the titling of an ancestral land claim that includes a portion of the century-old presidential Mansion, after an Ibaloi family sued to stop a government project there.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Ati leader in Boracay gunned down

SLAIN Ati leader Dexter Condez

The three Ati tribal leaders of Boracay Island just came from a meeting with nuns about 9 p.m. on Friday to prepare for Mass on Sunday and discuss the beautification of their community.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Angara makes pitch for Apeco

Former Senator Edgardo Angara. FILE PHOTO

Sen. Edgardo Angara believes the proposed Aurora Pacific Ecozone and Freeport Authority (Apeco) has taken on a regional strategic value following China’s recent announcement of new rules banning foreign vessels from waters it considers its territory in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House IP chair urges Palace to address murders in Mindanao


The chair of the House committee on national cultural communities is urging President Benigno Aquino to address the spate of killings of indigenous community leaders, many of whom have ties to anti-mining lobbies.

Posted: October 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Son of Subanen tribal chief killed in ambush


The young son of a Subanen tribal chieftain was killed Tuesday morning in an alleged ambush by gunmen targeting his father, who has been leading the campaign to protect his tribe’s ancestral domain rights in Zamboanga del Sur.

Posted: September 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Troops hunt tribesmen in attacks vs mining firm

Soldiers and policemen on Wednesday launched a manhunt for armed members of a tribal group who are trying to prevent one of the world’s largest mining companies from setting foot on what tribal leaders said is land that is part of their ancestral domain.

Posted: August 22nd, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Suspect in killing of Manobo village chief still at large; ‘lumads’ live in fear

San Fernando, Bukidnon

Fear continues to hound lumad (indigenous) residents of Barangay Dao in San Fernando, Bukidnon, who have been living away from their homes for more than four months now.

Posted: July 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Government body backs Ati tribe’s claim to Boracay land

The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) on Thursday expressed support for the Ati tribe’s habitation of their ancestral land in Boracay, rallying the locals and tourists to help them reclaim a portion of their “lost paradise.”

Posted: April 20th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Ati tribe finds ally in Commission on indigenous people


The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) voiced support Thursday for the Ati tribe’s occupation of a piece of land on Boracay Island, rallying the locals and tourists to help the tribespeople reclaim a portion of their “lost paradise.”

Posted: April 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Robredo orders status quo in Boracay land dispute


The Ati tribe on Boracay Island will not be removed from the ancestral land that they occupied on Tuesday even without a writ of possession, according to Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo.

Posted: April 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Ati tribespeople, supporters occupy Boracay disputed land


Around 60 members of the Ati tribe in Boracay along with their supporters, including Roman Catholic nuns, occupied a 2.1-hectare property on the island that is being claimed by various groups although it is covered by a Certificate of Ancestral Domain.

Posted: April 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

MILF asks gov’t to freeze gas, oil bidding contracts in Mindanao


The Moro Islamic Liberation Front has asked the Philippine government to freeze all gas and oil bidding contracts in areas claimed by the Moro people as their ancestral domain.

Posted: January 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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