Friday Oct, 30 2020 12:34:45 PM


Women's group, UNDP, Army reach out to tribal children during IP month celebration in South Upi

SOUTH UPI, Maguindanao – In celebration of Indigenous Peoples Month this October, the Women’s Organization of Raja Mamalu Descendants (WORMD), in partnership with the United Nationd Development Programme (UNDP) and the Army’s 6th Infantry Battalion had conducted an outreach program in the remote village here Saturday.

Beneficiaries of the outreach program amid the pendemic were IP children who received vitamins, dental and hygiene kits.  A feeding program and free haircut were also provided for the IP children in Barangay Pandan.

Tasaday man is now “Photovoltaic expert” under TESDA program

KORONADAL CITY – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in the Soccsksargen region has trained a “Tasaday” man to become a photovoltaic expert under a government skills program.

Tasaday was once called “Lost Tribe of Tree Swinging People in the Philippines.”

Biking Mahayag has been trained and capacitated to assemble a solar-powered panel for his village.

Mahayag, 53 and one of the Tasadays scholars of TESDA-12 in Photovoltaic Installation training in Blit, Ned, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, is now an expert in his own right.

Bishops appeal respect for dignity of indigenous Filipinos

MANILA - Catholic bishops on Tuesday appealed for “respect of the dignity” of indigenous peoples as they continue to struggle for their rights.

The Episcopal Commission on Indigenous Peoples urged the government “to heed the call of IPs in recognizing their rights, ancestral domains and self-determination”.

“We call on the government to stop development aggressions and policies that adversely affect the lives of IPs in many parts of the country,” said Bishop Valentin Dimoc, ECIP chairman.

Richest helping the poorest: "Adopt Tribal Family" strategy

"To care for the 'Lost Tribe'!"

Five of the country's richest men will be invited to adopt the 140 to 150 families of the Ata-Manobo tribe who were never reached by government as they lived deep in the jungles in the tri-boundaries of Davao del Norte, Bukidnon and Agusan del Sur since they were born.

Catamco, NCIP to cooperate on IP welfare promotion programs

KIDAPAWAN CITY --- Gov. Nancy Catamco and Secretary Allen Capuyan of the National Commission on Indigenous People have agreed to cooperate on activities meant to foster peace and sustainable development in tribal homelands in North Cotabato province.

Catamco said Saturday she is thankful to Capuyan for visiting the provincial capitol in Kidapawan City early this week to discuss with her and constituent-tribal leaders how the NCIP wishes to forge ahead with its programs intended to empower North Cotabato’s tribal communities.

Reward for info on killers of Manobo tribeswoman up

NORTH COTABATO --- Gov. Nancy Catamco has offered a reward for the arrest of the suspects in the gory murder Sunday in Magpet town of a female Manobo tribal leader.

Catamco, also a member of North Cotabato’s indigenous community, is chairperson of the provincial peace and order council.

She announced Tuesday that she is ready to give out cash incentives to informants who can help the police identify the killers of tribeswoman Bae Merlin Ansabo Celis of Magpet town in North Cotabato.

Cotabato guv condemns murder of lady tribal leader

KIDAPAWAN CITY  – Cotabato Gov. Nancy Catamco today strongly condemn the murder of a lady leader of an Indigenous Peoples (IP) community in Magpet, North Cotabato on Sunday.

“This act may instill fear among our IP sisters and brothers whose only desire is to live in our ancestral domain according to our culture and tradition,” Gov. Catamco, a member of Manobo Dulangan tribe, said in A statement.

TESDA-12 brings electricity to IP village in South Cotabato

KORONADAL CITY - Over 100 households will soon have electricity in the farthest sitio of Barangay Ned Lake Sebu South Cotabato as Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) launched its new project for Indigenous Peoples communities. 

During the launching of the IPEACE project or Indigenous People Empowered as Agripreneur towards a Collective End, project TALA “TESDA Alay ay Liwanay at Asenso” was also presented to the different sitio leaders of the barangay.

Patong patong na kaso, kinakaharap ng GenSan ex-councilor at 70 iba matapos salakayin ang ancestral land sa Tboli

T'BOLI, South Cotabato- Inihahanda na ng pulisiya ang kasong kriminal sa 75 katao kabilang ang isang dating General Santos City Councilor na kanilang naaresto sa T’boli, South Cotabato.

Ayon kay T’boli Acting Chief of Police Major Irish Hezron Parangan, ang mga ito ay suspek sa pagsira sa 20 mga kubo na pag-aari ng pamilya Palon sa Sitio Pagang, Barangay Basag sa nasabing bayan.

Kinumpirma ni Parangan na sugatan sa insidente na naganap madaling araw noong Linggo ang tatlo katao matapos tamaan ng bala ng di pa tukoy na armas.

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).



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