STORIES FROM OUR PARTNER COMMUNITIES

Legal Servicing

We provide legal services to indigenous communities and resource-dependent communities entangled in tenurial rights claims. 

 

Helping these communities assert their rightful claims to land and environment will also result in the protection of environmental commons, such as forests and watersheds, which are crucial in the fight against the climate crisis.  

These are the stories of some of the communities we support:

 

A group of Tuwali indigenous people and the provincial government of Nueva Vizcaya take on a large-scale mining operation in Didipio, Nueva Vizcaya. 

Watch this video to learn more of their struggle: 

A T'bolo-Manobo community is pursuing legal action against a large-scale coffee plantation that they maintain is operating without their Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC).  Learn more about their story. Or watch this video:

 

 

A Blaan community is fighting to protect swathes of ancestral land against a large-scale mining plantation in Tampakan, South Cotabato, Mindanao. Learn more about their story.

Residents of Marinduque are taking a large-scale mining company to task for one of the country's worst mining-related disasters. Learn more about their decades-long struggle. And watch this video: 

Tuwali indigenous community

T'boli-Manobo indigenous community

Blaan indigenous community

Marinduque community

The Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center is the Philippines chapter of Friends of the Earth International. 

LRC is organized and registered as a non-stock, non-profit, non-partisan, cultural, scientific and research organization. Established on December 7, 1987,

it started actual operations in February 1988.

 

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