According to the United Nations, there are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries. In the Philippines, an official census has yet to be made of its indigenous population, but estimates peg it at between 12 and 15 million. Of this number, majority is poor,...

May 28, 2018 – “It’s not too late to give justice to non-Moro Indigenous Peoples in the Bangsamoro Basic Law. Amend SB 1717 to include IP rights provisions on identity, and non-derogation of our rights,” says Timuay Leticio Datuwata, Lambangian leader from Upi, Maguindanao.


“As you try to meet the M...

Kaming 26 na miyembro ng konseho at peace panel ng Independent Indigenous Peoples’ Voice na nanggagaling sa iba’t-ibang tribu ng Lumad sa Mindanao ay mariin na kumukondena sa walang patid na patayan sa aming hanay. Sa Munisipyo ng Arakan, North Cotabato lamang, pito (7) ka tao na ang namatay simula...

Reacting to statements made by President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday, February 1 at a gathering at the military’s Mindanao Eastern Command headquarters that he would open up ancestral domains to investors (https://www.rappler.com/nation/195043-duterte-find-investors-ancestral-domains), Legal Rights...

Statement on the Killings of Datu Victor Danyan and Indigenous Farmers in Southern Philippines.

Datu Victor and the TAMASCO communities are long time partners of the Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center/Friends of the Earth Philippines in their struggle against human rights violations by Consunj...

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Statement of Task Force TAMASCO on the 2nd Anniversary of the TAMASCO 8 massacre in South Cotabato

December 3, 2019

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