15th year of IPRA: End Violence vs Indigenous Peoples

October 29, 2012

In 2009, Presidential Order 1906 was signed declaring October as a national Indigenous Peoples (IP) month. While the state celebrates 15th year since the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (R.A 8371) was enacted in 1997, the entire IP community mourns the death of Juvy, Pop and John of the B’laan Tribe in South Cotabato.

During the 5th State of the Indigenous Peoples Address (SIPA) last October 12-15, 2012 in Quezon City, the delegates’ call to the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), they presented their demand for the urgent investigation of the atrocities committed against their communities, and to stop the escalating danger they face. They reiterated their call for the vindication and resolution of human rights violations against indigenous peoples.

In their letter to the CHR, community members commemorated and presented the names of community members and supporters whose deaths have not yet seen justice.

In Memoriam

State of Indigenous Peoples Address 2012

Quezon City, 15 October 2012

Name

Community

Year

Zaldy   Santiago Dumagat,   Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija 2007
Tombaw   Limongay Erumanen-Menuvu 2001
Benir   Pahanay Erumanen-Menuvu 2001
Roy   Olaloy, 16 years old Erumanen-Menuvu 2002
Weng   Asequia Erumanen-Menuvu 2002
Alvin   Cabitin, 15 years old Erumanen   Menuvu 2012,   July
Datu   Eben (Tmenamen)   Arakan, North Cotabato 2012
Datu   Kawsing (Tmenamen)   Arakan, North Cotabato 2012
Brgy.   Captain Paulino Baguilat Ifugao 2008,   May 29
Datu   Jimmy Ligoyon Matigsalug
Datu   Edie Nelo Bandalan Matigsalug
Lito   Bitan-aw Matigsalug
Leonis Matigsalug
Jayson   Angcot Zambales 2010
Alfredo   Tukagna Subanen
Melagrita   Rasonable Subanen
Timuay Giovanni Umbang Subanen 2002
*27   killed between 1997-2008 Daguiwas   Ancestral Land claim at Purok 10, Banban, Don Carlos, Bukidnon
Datu   Alabat Higaonon   – Minpakiki, Kalipay, Gingoog City
Datu   Gres Sin-ingan Higaonon   – Kalipay, Gingoog City
Datu   Lintahudan Higaonon   – Tama, Magsaysay, Misamis Oriental
Datu   Manjonald Loquindo Higaonon   – Nabawang, Malaybalay, Bukidnon
Datu   Alvie Binongcasan Higaonon   – Sio-an, Malinao, Gingoog City
Datu   Lapugotan Tentorio Higaonon   – Esperanza, Agusan Sur
Solte   San-ogan Higaonon   – Esperanza, Agusan del Sur
Jimmy   Arion Higaonon   – Esperanza, Agusan del Sur
Necomedes   De la Peйa Jr. Higaonon   – Esperanza, Agusan del Sur
Necomedes   Dela Pena Sr. Higaonon   – Esperanza, Agusan del Sur
Dinal   Pauran Higaonon
Ruben   Gatong Higaonon   – San Fernando, Bukidnon
Dodo   Aliwas Higaonon   (Takiling, Butuan City) 2002
Bobong   Prolio Higaonon   – Piyaning Butuan City 2003
Davis   Estrilla Higaonon   – Iyao, Butuan City 2007
Datu   Apolonio Llera Higaonon   – Samay, Balingasag 2008
Kag.   Narciso Yder Higaonon,   Malinao, Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental 2008,   November 03
Ms.   “Inday” Taquin Higaonon   – Lantad, Kibanban, Balingasag, Mis. Or 2009
Demie   Binongcasan Higaonon,   Malinao, Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental 2009,   March 25
Datu   Manuel Antalwing Higaonon   – Dansuli, Balingasag, Mis. Or. 2010
Capt   Sadrac Landong Higaonon   – Limunda, Opol, Mis. Or.
Alberto   Pinagawa Higaonon   – Minalwang, Claveria,Misamis Oriental 2011
Datu   Mahaba Rolando Blanco Manovo-Agusanon 08 Dec.   2007
Datu   Beling Manovo-Agusanon 2009
Datu   Silang Romeo Pasi Manovo-Agusanon 2010
Datu   Rosbert Undilay Kugit Manovo-Agusanon 2011
Datu   Jimmy Ferer Manovo-Agusanon 2011
Helen   Durban Manovo-Agusanon 2012
Beviano   Suganday Manovo-Agusanon
Gorelmen   Malid B’laan 1999
Pensi   Dalang B’laan 1999
Pering   Malid B’laan 2000
Bakali   Capion B’laan 2000
Basinti   Malid B’laan 2000
Datu   Lumumba Higaonon   – Cugman, Cag. De Oro 2012
Gilbert   Paborada Higaonon   – Bagocboc, Opol, Mis. Or. 2012,   October 3
Felipe   Bacolodan Teduray 1990s
Timuay   Conrado Catuyan Teduray 2007
Fr.   Pops Tentorio Parish   Priest (PIME) Arakan, North Cotabto 2011,   October 17
Mayor   Joe Libayao Talaingod,   Davao del Norte 2000
Dr.   Gerry Ortega IP   advocate, Palawan 2012,   January 24
Engr.   Rafaelito Handock NCIP   12, South Cotabato
Tommy   Dawang NCIP   12, South Cotabato
Dr.   Danilo Solamo NCIP   12, South Cotabato “Received   10-20 death threat through SMS per day; died of heart attack due to death   threats”
Jordan   Manda, 11 yrs old Subanen 2012,   September 4
Doya   Golae B’laan 2012
Nonoy   Golae B’laan 2012
Dliko   Malid B’laan 2012
Roni   Genang B’laan 2012
Juvy   Capion B’laan,   Datal Alyong, Tampakan, South Cotabato 2012,   October 18
Jordan   “Pop” Capion, 13 yrs old B’laan,   Datal Alyong, Tampakan, South Cotabato 2012,   October 18
John   Caption, 8 yrs old B’laan,   Datal Alyong, Tampakan, South Cotabato 2012,   October 18

Carl Cesar C. Rebuta
LRC-Ksk/FoE-Phils.
Cocoy.rebuta@lrcksk.org