As the Philippine Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front continue to pave the way towards the establishment of the Bangsamoro, the indigenous peoples incessantly demand to fully include the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act in the Bangsamoro Basic Law to ensure the recognition, protection and promotion of their rights in the incoming entity.
With its inclusive peace framework, the Mindanao Peoples’ Peace Movement supports this position of the Teduray, Lambangian, Dulangan Manobo and Erumanen ne Menuvu. Here’s the full position paper submitted to the Congress.
The Lakbay Tribu para sa Karapatan sa Sariling Pagpapasya was launched on September 13, 2014 which also marked the 7th year of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). A ritual was done at the ritual ground of the Upi Agricultural School in Nuro, Upi, Maguindanao which brought together more or less 170 people coming from the Teduray, Lambangian, Dulangan Manobo and Erumanen ne Menuvu tribes as well as from the Bangsamoro and the Migrant settlers.