“If we don’t fight now, when we grow up, we won’t have anything to fight for because it’s already too late.”
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“Wanting to educate ourselves is our way of fighting those who threaten the environment we vowed to protect.”
Bibilib ka talaga sa mga Pinoy environmental defenders sa walang pagod at walang sawa nilang pagkilos.
She doesn’t fear Duterte’s threat of killing them all; she fears more the threat of seeing our natural resources, and the virgin forest, destroyed.
“The Talaingod Manobos who are now just returning to their lands are still in need of food, medicines, blankets and other materials in order to rebuild their lives. They need our support in filing complaints and lobbying against the military before the Commission on Human Rights, Philippine Congress, Philippine courts, and up to the level of the United Nations.”
Kalikasan PNE warns that the largely undocumented biodiversity in Pantaron Range might disappear, along with indigenous knowledge of the Talaingod Manobos who have protected the forests of the mountain range for decades, if they continue to be driven out of their ancestral domain by massive troop deployment and military operations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
“Land is our life. Water springs from here and we live here.” These are the statements of several Datu of the indigenous group Manobo, led by Datu Guibang, who has become a local legend. They declared it to us journalists in the hinterlands of Talaingod, Davao del Norte on May 14 as they call on…
KALIBUTAN: The Pantaron people’s struggle is a legitimate and just defense of Lumad land, life and the environment.