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Bike for Filipino tribes

In 1978 the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines declared every second Sunday of October as Tribal Filipino Sunday

A group of bikers in the Philippine capital Manila braved the rain and rode for about 25 kilometers to show their solidarity with indigenous peoples on October 11.

Among the issues the bikers raised was the displacement of tribal communities due to so-called development projects in ancestral lands.

In 1978 the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines declared every second Sunday of October as Tribal Filipino Sunday.

In the 1990s, following the lead of the United Nations, which formally described First Nations groups as Indigenous Peoples, local church leaders renamed the celebration as Indigenous Peoples Sunday.

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