Video Editorials

Hugot at Hiling ng mga Katutubo: The Makatas on alternative mining as answer

to IP's woes

Mining hurts. We need a new law that will protect the environment and promote the welfare of people. The Alternative Minerals Management Bill (AMMB) aims to allow mining only under the most stringent conditions and gives mining-affected communities the power to approve mining projects or not. The Makatas, a group of Filipino poets reviving the art of the Balagatasan, shares why the AMMB is the answer to the problems around mining for LRC's Mga Hugot at Hiling ng mga Katutubo.

Hugot at Hiling ng mga Katutubo: Carla Nicoyco performs piece on migrant Ifugao in Nueva Vizcaya

 

On the occasion of LRC's 32nd anniversary, we are proud to share our short documentary on sulagad, the worldview of the Teduray and Lambangian which holds nature as a sacred source of life. It also refers to their practices related to growing and consuming food that respects or is harmonious with agro-ecological principles. Sulagad is thus one of the models for sustainable development. 

Hugot at Hiling ng mga Katutubo: Leandro Reyes' spoken word piece based on story of B'laan peoples

 

The third in our series, Mga Hugot at Hiling ng mga Katutubo, features spoken word artist Leandro Reyes. His spoken word piece is based on the story of Nora Sukal and a group of B'laan indigenous people who are against a proposed large-scale mining corporation in Tampakan, South Cotabato, Philippines.

Hugot at Hiling ng mga Katutubo: Nora Sukal, B'laan from Tampakan, South Cotabato

 

The second in our series, Mga Hugot at Hiling ng mga Katutubo, features Nora Sukal, who talks about how a large-scale mining project threatens to dry up and affect the water sources of four provinces in Mindanao, Philippines.

Hugot at Hiling ng mga Katutubo

 

The first in our series, Mga Hugot at Hiling ng mga Katutubo, features Datu Dande Dinyan, who talks about how a large coffee plantation has displaced a group of T’boli-Manobo indigenous people in South Cotabato, Philippines.

 

In the LRC’s Hugot at Hiling series, indigenous leaders and spoken word artists talk about the struggles and dreams of indigenous peoples as they forge a path to development truly their own.