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Philippines: Resisting Land Grabbing and Corporate Oil Palm Plantations

Posted on Dec 11, 2015

In early November, a gathering of peasants and indigenous peoples from Mindanao, Bohol and Palawan, denounced the government’s plan to...

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Palawan: Stop blaming indigenous peoples’ farming practices for deforestation – look at boom crops, oil palm plantations and mining!

Posted on Nov 10, 2015

Traditional upland farming implemented through swidden (‘slash-and-burn’) technology (kaingin) in The Philippines is demonized and...

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Washing out Diversity: The impacts of oil palm plantations in Palawan, Philippines

Posted on Mar 6, 2015

Oil palm plantations in Palawan, as elsewhere in the Philippines, are portrayed as a key solution to lower greenhouse gas emissions and as...

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Indigenous Peoples and farmers from Palawan in the Philippines submit a petition -signed by more than 4,200 people- to the government calling for a moratorium on oil palm expansion province wide – Press Release

Posted on Oct 16, 2014

Joint IPs/Farmers Coalition Hits Oil Palm Expansion in Palawan A press release by the Coalition against Land Grabbing (CALG), 13 October,...

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Agribusiness large-scale land acquisitions and human rights in Southeast Asia

Posted on Sep 11, 2013

Agribusiness large-scale land acquisitions and human rights in Southeast Asia – Updates from Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines,...

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Philippines: Indigenous organizations challenge oil palm companies in Palawan

Posted on Sep 11, 2013

  Few places in Southeast Asia can match the distinction of Palawan, in the Philippines. This is home to seven protected areas, a...

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MONOCULTURE TREE PLANTATIONS – Land grabbing for oil palm in the Philippines

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

The indigenous network ALDAW in the Philippines(Ancestral Land/Domain Watch) is deeply concerned about the findings of a recent study it...

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Philippines: campaign against oil palm expansion

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

ALDAW has just launched a massive campaign against oil palm expansion. A petition launched through care.org is addressed to the National...

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Philippines: Rally for the revocation of Philippine Mining Act

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

A rally of indigenous groups demanding the revocation of the law marked the 18th year of the Philippine Mining Act . The groups declared...

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Gentle Treasures: Stories of women against mining

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

“Gentle Treasures: Stories of women against mining”, launched in March 2012 by Alyansa Tigil Mina (Alliance to Stop Mining),...

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Philippines: Indigenous women impacted by militarization for large-scale mining

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

The Philippines has a great variety of minerals, including gold, copper, nickel, chromite, manganese, silver and iron. Mineral extraction...

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Oil palm and biofuel bulletin by ALDAW

Posted on Jan 30, 2013

Through its Google Group and Facebook page Aldaw will provide periodical updates of news and articles on oil palm development in the...

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Philippines: The death toll of oil palm and mining

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

The community-based organization Pangalasag is a member organization of the regional alliance Kalumbay and an organization of Higaonon...

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Philippines

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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Sample letter to be sent to national authorities – The Philippines

Posted on Sep 21, 2012

ACTION ALERT – THE PHILIPPINES The indigenous peoples (Higaonons) and peasants of Opol in Misamis Oriental in Southern Philippines...

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Palawan: Our Struggle for Nature and Culture – VIDEO

Posted on Aug 30, 2012

A video documentary launched on July 27 by ALDAW, showing the cultural values of Palawan and the encroachment of mining operations in...

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Philippines: Continuing the campaign against mining in Palawan

Posted on Aug 30, 2012

ATM (the Alliance Against Mining), the largest anti-mining network in the Philippines, has issued a press release reporting that President...

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Phillipines: Oil palm company A. Brown grabs Higaonon indigenous people’s lands

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

The Philippine A. Brown Company, Inc. is engaged in the business of oil palm plantation development and milling. In 2010, the company...

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Philippines: The increasing menace of oil palm plantations in Palawan

Posted on Jan 30, 2012

Palawan, located between the Sulu and South China seas, is one of the most beautiful islands of the Philippine archipelago. The island is...

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Philippines: Rally to stop Chinese mining in Palawan!

Posted on Nov 30, 2011

On 10 November, indigenous peoples and farmer communities with people’ s organization ALDAW gathered in Brooke’s Point city,...

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Panalipdan ang kinabuhi

Posted on Sep 11, 2011

CEBUANO. Unsa ang kahulugan sa kalasangan ngadto sa katawhan? Kini nga kalasangan nagkahulugan og kinabuhi. apan unsa sa pikas bahin ang...

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Mining and indigenous women in the Philippines

Posted on Jun 6, 2011

There are around 110 ethno-linguistic groups in the Philippines and they constitute almost 15% of our population. Most of them live in...

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Philippines: Attempts to undermine local resistance to mining

Posted on Jun 6, 2011

The Palawan Province has the best-conserved and most ecologically diverse forest in the Philippines inhabited by vulnerable indigenous...

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Philippines: A call to stop mining in Palawan

Posted on Apr 30, 2011

SAY NO to mining in Palawan Province, the home of the best-conserved and most ecologically diverse forest in the Philippines. Sign the...

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Philippines: Deforestation through mining subsidized by CDM project

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

In the Philippines, mining, along with logging, has been among the forces behind the country’s loss of forest cover: from 17 million...

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Philippines: Oil and gas bringing misery and destruction in mangrove region

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

More than three years ago, a large vessel arrived without warning at Tañon Strait, one of the richest fishing grounds in Central...

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Undermining the forests. The need to control transnational mining companies: a Canadian case study

Posted on Jan 16, 2000

by Forest Peoples Programme, Philippine Indigenous Peoples Links and the World Rainforest Movement The second in a series of reports on...

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