Philippines: Indigenous Peoples Seeking Lepanto Mine Closure

Philippines: Indigenous Peoples Seeking Lepanto Mine Closure

Originally published by Sun-Star on 14/01/16. (Correction: the Indigenous group referred to in this article as Lumads are in fact Igorots, another Indigenous group.)   Mankayan Indigenous People’s Groups (lumads) are seeking the closure of a century old mining firm in their locality. The clamor of lumad groups in Barangay...

LAKBAYAN 6: RESIST IMPERIALIST PLUNDER, STOP LUMAD KILLINGS!

LAKBAYAN 6: RESIST IMPERIALIST PLUNDER, STOP LUMAD KILLINGS!

  • Written on: 17 December 2015
  • Posted under: Campaigns

RESIST BS AQUINO’S ATTACK ON SCHOOLS, COMMUNITIES AND THE PEOPLE! As Aquino’s term ends in less than a year, gross human rights abuses against lumads, peasants, environmentalists, human rights defenders and church people continue to escalate in Mindanao. These human rights abuses glaringly persist in the ancestral domains where the...

Protesters demand Aquino government close mines linked to paramilitaries

Protesters demand Aquino government close mines linked to paramilitaries

Press release by YLNM partner group Kalikasan PNE.   11 November 2015 Quezon City, Metro Manila—Over 200 indigenous Lumad protesters were joined by environmental activists under the Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) in a picket action held today at the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) central office,...

Lianga Massacre: Lumad leaders killed in Philippine ‘mining capital’

Lianga Massacre: Lumad leaders killed in Philippine ‘mining capital’

Press statement from YLNM Member Kalikasan PNE 02 September 2015 In what may very well be one of the most depraved and deplorable attacks on the lives of environmental defenders in the Philippines, the paramilitary group Magahat, a group attached to the 36th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army, publicly...