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Topic: Indigenous Peoples


The brave non-violence of the Subaanen people

July 6, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

Some  thousands of indigenous people all over the Philippines, especially in Mindanao, especially the Subaanen people,  on the Zamboanga Peninsula have struggle for years to stop mining corporations from moving in to explore and mine the mountains and hills. They are victims of corrupt government officials and even judges who are captivated by the vested […]

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Fair Trade – Protecting Human Rights

May 18, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

Dublin, Ireland – Juanito Hacinto is a poor man in Bataan, Philippines. He is a member of the Aeta indigenous people. He sat with his wife Nita, and their three children under a mango tree to hear our message that the Preda Fair Trade organisation, Profairtrade, will pay 100% higher for their mango fruit so […]

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Earth Day with the Indigenous People

April 25, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

How I admire the resilience and survival skills of the rural impoverished Filipino. It’s something to be celebrated and admired but the fact that millions of rural poor, especially many of the indigenous people, live at subsistence level is a cause for great concern, especially…

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How We Help End Hunger

March 23, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

Hiking through the Zambales hills visiting the villages of the Aeta indigenous people is an exhilarating and yet saddening experience. I have been thinking about my recent visits to the villages of the aboriginal people that first settled the Philippine islands and survived…

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THE MANGOS THAT SAVED A VILLAGE

March 16, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

As I walked the last few meters with a medical team organized by the Preda Fair Trade Development Foundation to the hillside village, high in the Zambales Mountains, I was not greeted with the usual rush of excited smiling children curious at the arrival of visitors from the lowland. The Preda team entered a village […]

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Network of Civil Society Organizations bare 6-point policy considerations for PNoy’s Executive Order on Mining

March 6, 2012 ·  , Philippine Misereor Partnership Press Release

“Promulgate a new mining policy now”. This was the call made by the Philippine Misereor Partnership at the close of its 3 day General Assembly…

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PAKISAMA Statement Condemning the Assassination of Another PAKISAMA Leader, Florita “Nang Flor” Caya

April 29, 2011 ·  , soc banzuela

The Pambansang Kilusan ng mga Samahang Magsasaka (PAKISAMA) condemns in strongest possible terms the April 27 dastardly assassination of Florita “Nang Flor” Caya (58), General Manager of a local indigenous peoples’ organization (UTCEL) and Vice-President of a national rural peasant women organization (LAKAMBINI) affiliated to PAKISAMA Confederation. According to police autopsy/investigation, at 7 PM of […]

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The Values We Live For

January 12, 2011 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

While you might believe that the world is mired in a hopeless, all powerful culture of greed and selfish pleasure, take heart and inspiration from the thousands of people who risk their lives daily in the unselfish and heroic service of the oppressed and endangered people of the developing world. Last week Columban Missionaries Father […]

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Preda Newsletter July 2006

July 3, 2006 · 

Four of the boys at Preda who finished the Alternative Learning System program of the Department of education proudly display their certificates As I write this, the Philippines is being battered by the seasonal typhoon. The raging winds and torrential downpours of rain spread floods, electric power failure, traffic disruption and the cancellation of school […]

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