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Harassment of communities are reportedly perpetrated both by the military and the rebels, resulting in internal displacement
The Indigenous Peoples Rights International condemned what it called a “series of attacks” allegedly perpetrated by state forces
The sacred rights of indigenous people that have occupied and peopled the Philippine lands and forests are trampled upon and ignored.
“Land is more valuable than money,” said an Aeta tribal elder. "With this land, we will never run out of fruits and vegetables."
Authorities have earlier closed 176 tribal schools in Mindanao and have threatened to close 40 more for various reasons
The program aims to provide tribal people and advocates a platform to report and seek assistance on human rights violations and attacks
With the coronavirus pandemic, teachers in tribal communities face the challenge of implementing distance education
The tribal groups said the future they envision “will not emerge as long as the anti-terror law remains in place”
Amnesty International said that this incident is the second such attack that Nepal’s indigenous peoples have faced in two months.
As of June 2020, there are 4,129 families or 17,482 individuals who are still displaced in Mindanao due to armed conflict