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by Mary Louise Dumas, Atty. Czarina Golda Musni, and Sr. Ma. Famita N. Somogod, MSM This report assesses the rights of the indigenous peoples of Mindanao—the Lumad—under the last one and a half year of the administration of Pres. Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III whose term ended on June 30, 2016. This report is produced by the ‘Higala sa Lumad’ Network, an informal Lumad rights monitoring network and support group established by RMP-NMR Inc and partners under the ‘Healing the Hurt’ Project.

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Pillaging the earth

Today is Earth Day. Let’s take a look again at the controversial mining operations in Caraga and its impact to the environment. >>

Let the River Flow

Along Sayre Highway en route to Kibawe, glimpses of the Pulangi River will welcome commuters. The Pulangi River has been the main source of livelihood for the indigenous communities along the river and their safeguard from the companies that wish to exploit the natural resources that they beautifully preserved in their ancestral domain. >>

Aming Munting Lupa: A day in the life of IPs living along Pulangi River

The Pulangi River is located near Maramag in Bukidnon province on the island of Mindanao. Situated along this river from Cabanglasan to Cotobato City are Lumad communities that look upon the river as their source of livelihood. One of them is Barangay Sanepun, a community which will be greatly affected by the Megadam V project. >>

Sitio Camansi, abandoned

A fact-finding mission led by the Misamis Oriental Provinicial Disaster Risk Reduction Management office and the 'Healing the Hurt' Project on April 8, 2017 provides a visual demonstration of the current state of the abandoned area. >>

Driven out of their domains, again

Thirty-six Lumad families encompassing 187 individuals fled their homes in Sitio Camansi, Banglay, Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental yesterday, March 29, after elements from the 58th Infantry Battallion allegedly encamped in their community and forced them to surrender as members of the New People’s Army. >>