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NPA: Gawilan et al has worsened suffering of Bukidnon IPs

Press release from Isabel Santiago, spokesperson of the New People’s Army Southern Mindanao command (February 12, 2012) — In intensifying its landgrabbing, robbery, gold bar trade and extortion, the Federation of Manobo-Matigsalog Tribal Council (Femmatric) led by Lito Gawilan has worsened the suffering of indigenous

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Kaamulan – A Gathering!

Kaamulan is an indigenous Bukidnon term for “gathering” for any purpose. It can mean a datuship ritual, a wedding ceremony, a thanksgiving festival during harvest time, a peace pact, or all of these together. The Kaamulan Festival, by far the only authentic festival left in

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Bukidnon’s Indigenous People’s Community

The Province of Bukidnon’s Indigenous People (IP) community can be identified into two ethnical origins – the Manobo and the Bukidnon. The Bukidnons have distinct physical characteristics. They usually have slight build bodies, slanting eyelets, relatively high noses with lips that range from medium and

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