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Betrayed by the system

By CONG B. CORRALES, Associate Editor (Second of four parts)  Cart before the horse It started in Dec. 20, 1999, when the Bunawan Mining Corporation (BMC) filed an exploration permit application denominated as EXPA 00037-XIII (Bunawan EXPA) for an area located in the towns of Rosario and Bunawan in Agusan ...

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Betrayed by the system

By CONG B. CORRALES, Associate Editor This timeline of events would show how the government line agencies supposedly mandated by law to protect their interests and rights of the indigenous peoples have continually circumvented processes.  MANOBOS call it “Naliyagan,” which literally means “the chosen one” or “the most loved one.” ...

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Lumad school holds graduation rites in Tandag evacuation center

By BEN SERRANO, Corresponden BUTUAN City — Displaced indigenous people students of tribal schools Alternative Learning Center for Agricultural and Livelihood Development (Alcadev) and the Tribal Filipino Program of Surigao del Sur (TRIFPSS) held their commencement and moving up exercises not on their school grounds but at the Surigao del ...

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