MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Indigenous Peoples’ groups yesterday gathered in protest against “four years of deception, dispossession and destruction” under President Aquino. “We are protesting today because of the plunder, betrayal, destruction and repression by the Aquino regime against the Indigenous Peoples,” said Piya Macliing Malayao, during the program held at the foot of Mendiola bridge. […]
Tribal communities affected by the SMI-Xstrata Tampakan Copper-Gold Mining Project and their support groups are calling for a high level investigation by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Commission on Human Rights on the escalating tension and violence in the area, military presence and unstable peace and order situation in the mining-affected communities […]
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