Category Archives: Lumad killings

FEATURE: Kaamulan: dancing in the streets in the midst of violence?

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/28 March) — The sojourners who travel the length and breath of the Province of Bukidnon at the very heart of Mindanao – the country’s resource-rich island mythically referred to at one time as Land of Promise — cannot help but be in awe at the great beauty of its landscape. On a […]

COMMENTARY: Stalked by Death: Indigenous Lumad killings continue in the Philippines

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews/23 Dec) — The Lumad peoples of the southern Philippine island of Mindanao are composed of 18 different ethnolingustic groups, including the B’laan, Higaonon, Manobo and Subanon peoples. They are some of the poorest people in the country despite the fact that their ancestral lands are some of the most fertile lands on […]

‘Continuing attacks’ against Lumad hit

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/23 November) — Two progressive lawmakers have called attention to what they said are continuing attacks against Lumad or indigenous peoples in Mindanao. In a statement Wednesday, ACT Teachers Party-list Rep. France Castro said that since October 11, students and teachers of Center and Lumad Advocacy and Services (CLANS) in Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat […]

Anti-mining advocate killed in ambush in ComVal

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 October) – An anti-mining and human rights activist died a day after he was ambushed in Montevista town in Compostela Valley. Jimmy P. Sayman, a Mandaya farmer from Barangay Ngan in Compostela town, was shot by two unidentified gunmen around 5:45am on Monday. According to a report released by the Police Regional […]