Christmas is fast approaching and we expect the arrival in Metro Manila of different minority groups from other places. To stop them from coming here, we want to help them celebrate the holiday season in their area.—Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky Soliman
By Frinston L. Lim
With just bolos and antiquated rifles in their arsenal, 30-year-old Rolly Sahay and dozens of Ata-Manobo men in the forests of Gupitan were bold enough to openly express anger against the communist New People’s Army (NPA).
By Germelina Lacorte and Frinston Lim
Indigenous people’s groups have sought the help of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to intercede in the pangayaw (tribal war) waged by the paramilitary group Alamara against the communist New People’s Army (NPA) in the village of Gupitan, Kapalong, Davao del Norte, saying the move would only result in bloodshed.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
Tribal leaders of Panay Island’s largest indigenous people’s (IP) group have decried efforts to discredit IP leaders and members opposing a controversial P11.2-billion mega dam project in Iloilo province.
By Ana Roa; Inquirer Research
During an outreach in the Sierra Madre highlands, Boots Asanza met a Dumagat who was struggling to say his name. The voice of the Dumagat had been taken away from them, she thought.