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IPs march to Mendiola to press fight for self-determination

Indigenous peoples who are participating in the Pambansang Lakbayan ng Pambansang Minorya 2016 marched to Mendiola, Manila last October 20 to press their fight for self-determination.

The march was also in condemnation of the brutal dispersal of their rally in front of the United States Embassy the previous day.

The indigenous peoples formed a new national alliance called SANDUGO, which opposes US imperialism that they claim violates their collective and individual human rights. Read more

AFP soldiers hit Pambansang Lakbayan 2016 with water cannons

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) troopers blasted indigenous peoples’ (IP) activists with water cannons at a rally at Camp Aguinaldo last Tuesday, October 18.

After holding a noise barrage against ongoing atrocities by AFP soldiers in their communities nationwide, several IP protesters were targeted with water cannons by camp guards.

The IPs are participants of Manilakbayan 2016 who traveled to Manila from various points across the country to demand justice for the killings and harassment they suffer from AFP elements. (Video and featured image by Divine C. Miranda)

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Indigenous peoples stage Salubungan 2016 in Mendiola

To start Manilakbayan 2016, indigenous peoples (IPs) from all over the Philippines staged Salubungan (Meet Up) last October 13 in Mendiola, Manila.

Demanding respect for their right to self determination, the IPs scored the continuing harassments and killings in their communities perpetrated by the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

The fifth staging of Manilakbayan is participated in by at least three thousand IPs. Read more