Tuesday Feb, 18 2020 09:40:12 PM

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES NEWS

IP leaders want to preserve horse fight tradition

SEN. NINOY AQUINO, Sultan Kudarat – Members of Indigenous Peoples here have called for the preservation of their culture and tradition on horse fight as part of cultural celebration.

Members of the Dulangan Manobo tribe have joined the “Sulok” Festival (festival of indigenous bags), leaders of IP communities called for the preservation of horse fight as one of the highlights of cultural gathering of IPs, especially in SNA (formerly the town of Kulaman).

CSO, Youth group extend help to IP community in Maguindanao

GUINDULUNGAN, Maguindanao – More than 100 Indigenous Peoples living in a remote village here have benefitted from the community outreach and food distribution program conducted by a non-government organization.

The group, led by Aileen Usob Hualde, chair of Women Organization of Rajah Mamalu Descendants (WORMD) and non-Moro IP Youth Group headed by Rojohn Ented, initiated the outreach program.

“We extended help and we immersed with them for two days,” Hualde said of the Feb. 7-8 activity in Sitio Fute, Barangay Ahan, Guindulungan, Maguindanao.

NGO, local leaders extend aid to IP children in Maguindanao upland community

COTABATO CITY  – More than 100 pupils of a remote and far-flung day care center have benefitted from the outreach program conducted by a non-government organization in partnership with the local government of Upi, Maguindanao on Thursday.

The volunteers, led by Aileen Kesa Marie Usob-Hualde, director of Women Organization of Rajah Mamalu Descendants (WORMD) and Upi town Councilor Saidie Lidasan, in partnership with barangay officials of Borongotan as well as the youth.

BARMM to advance IP rights over ancestral domains

COTABATO CITY — The Ministry of Indigenous Peoples' Affairs (MIPA-BARMM) recently assessed and evaluated ancestral domains in the province in an activity held on September 18 at the San Isidro Labrador Parish in North Upi, Maguindanao.

With the theme, “Convergence for Empowerment Towards United Indigenous People in the Bangsamoro Government," the MIPA convened the Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representatives (IPMR), tribal leaders, project officers from different areas in Maguindanao, and other stakeholders.

Ramshackle South Upi highland school needs help

MAGUINDANAO --- There is a makeshift school in Senamfledon area in Barangay Looy in South Upi town in this province that needs help.

Children there hold classes in a makeshift shelter, a virtual ramshackle, where Grades 1 to 4 pupils are cramped together during school days.

The school seemed more of an evacuation center for conflict-stricken children.

It was established on a land donated by an ethnic Teduray community leader sympathetic to impoverished peasant families in Senamfledon, located on a highland in Barangay Looy.

Another Teduray chieftain killed in Maguindanao 

MAGUINDANAO --- Gunmen killed another non-Moro Teduray timuay and his son in an ambush Wednesday night in Ampatuan town in this province.

Timuay (chieftain) Orlando Santos and his son, Michael, residents of Barangay Saniag in Ampatuan town, died from bullet wounds sustained in the attack.

A third victim, Kimboy Fernalino, who was wounded in the ambush, is now confined at the Maguindanao provincial hospital in nearby Shariff Aguak town.

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