A coalition of indigenous people’s organization call the suggestion “a mockery of customary law and tribal judicial system” while some 34 indigenous or lumad families from the village of Dao in San Fernando town, also in Bukidnon, went on hunger strike last month over the provincial government’s “insensitivity.”
An edited version of a May 2011 piece by Antonio M. Manaytay that was credited as one of the outstanding stories on indigenous people for that year by the International Labour Organization and Probe Media Foundation Inc. – KNR
On the first day of the 10-day special voters-registration at the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) last July 9, the national head of a volunteer election watch group noted the beginnings of next year’s election fraud.
A regional official of Anakpawis has joined those condemning Benigno Aquino III’s Labor Day speech, calling “calloused and anti-poor” the President’s opposition to a bill to increase basic pay by P125 nationwide.
COTABATO CITY, Southern Philippines – None of the five provincial governors of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) showed up to hear Mujiv Hataman report on his first 100 days as the administrative area’s Officer in Charge last April 16. No, their absence wasn’t because the governors don’t support the man President Benigno Aquino …Read More
Newly proclaimed senator Aquilino Martin Pimentel III vowed to be the voice of Mindanao in the Senate after he took his oath of office in ceremonies here.
After roughly four years, the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) now says there definitely was massive cheating in the 2007 senatorial race. The challenge posed with the recent unfolding of events is who in the Senate will do a Zubiri?
While residents of Bukidnon province are saddened over senator Juan Miguel Zubiri’s resignation at the Senate, residents here, where his political rival Aquilino Pimentel III hails, are not celebrating either .
nternational opinion will influence the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as the regional block decides whether or not to let Myanmar be ASEAN chairman in 2014.
A boycott by most in the legislature here marred the governor’s provincial address and blemished the announcement of the administration’s biggest accomplishments in 12 months – poverty alleviation and increased revenues among others.