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28 Sep 2015

Lester G. Babiera, Inquirer (Philippines)

Philippines: “Development aggression” by business blamed for killings of indigenous people in Mindanao

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“’Development aggression’ blamed for ‘lumad’ killings in Mindanao”, 28 Sept 2015

Since 2010, about 68 indigenous people have met untimely deaths. The number includes leaders of different cultural communities fighting for their ancestral domain and territories as well as children, according to the Katribu Kalipunan ng Katutubong Mamayan ng Pilipinas… National Commission for Culture and the Arts chair Felipe de Leon…took note of development aggression targeting areas in Mindanao with rich resources…The lumad comprise the indigenous people living in Southern Mindanao. They have become refugees in different parts of the country as they flee from escalating violence, rape and harassment by mining and other business interests taking over their territories…