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National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, NCIP

House wants to use CHR, ERC, NCIP budgets for free tuition
Bea Cupin September 14, 2017
Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin hits the idea, saying, 'You can't cut the budget of a constitutional body then to soften criticism, bestow it [on] a supposed loftier cause like free tuition'



Lumad students under attack
Feb 16, 2021

Why is the government attacking Lumad students?
Lumad schools have been the targets of a military vilification campaign by the government, saying those were being used as training centers for New People's Army (NPA) communist rebels. Look also ALL the links in this article

Student leaders on the Cebu Lumad raid, anti-terror law
Feb 16, 2021 2 videos: with English subtitles - and without
What do the arrest of the ‘Lumad 26’ and the unannounced entry of policemen and soldiers into a university campus mean for the student community? Rappler Cebu correspondents Lorraine Ecarma and John Sitchon discuss these issues with student leaders who have rallied for academic freedom and peace for indigenous peoples.

The story behind the Cebu Bakwit schools
Feb 16, 2021 Lorraine Ecarma
Save Our Schools Network Cebu says the Lumad left their communities which were wracked by the civil war between the government and the communist rebels


DepEd does not ‘tolerate discrimination,’ corrects ‘Igorot’ learning material
February 8, 2021 Merlina Hernando-Malipot

Is there something wrong with being an Igorot? Nothing.
An official of the Department of Education (DepEd) on Monday clarified that it “does not tolerate” any form of discrimination among its ranks as school heads and teachers, as well, as students are constantly reminded to respect everyone.
San Antonio made this clarification following the clamor for DepEd to correct a learning material which “maligns” indigenous peoples of the Cordillera region who are collectively known as Igorots.

Lumad students, teachers urge SC to junk anti-terror law
February 3, 2021 Gabriela Baron

Two indigenous peoples organizations urged the Supreme Court to uphold the people’s rights by junking the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) of 2020.

CHED vows more scholarship for indigenous communities
January 15, 2021 Alexandria Dennise San Juan

More students can soon continue their education in college as the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) vowed to increase the number of scholarship beneficiaries in the Indigenous Peoples (IP) communities.

The fight for Lumad schools and Education etc. for Indigenous and etc. groups

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ACT deplores ‘state-sponsored attacks’ vs. Lumad schools
December 10, 2020 Dhel Nazario

A teachers group has cited numerous “state-sponsored attacks” upon the education sector in the past four years, as it joined rights defenders on the International Day of Human Rights on Thursday.
Since 2016, the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) said that 178 of 216 Lumad schools have been shut down, disenfranchising 5,500 Lumad children.

How a displaced Lumad community keeps its culture alive during pandemic
Sep 27, 2020 Maro Enriquez, Pau Villanueva

As the world deals with a disease, the young Lumad in the Bakwit School turn to their culture and community for support
Since the COVID-19 lockdown in Metro Manila was announced mid-March, 17-year-old Katkat* has been spending more time sitting alone on the pavement of the Bakwit School’s backyard as she waits for the moon to come out.

Lumad evacuees adjust to life under coronavirus lockdown
Samantha Bagayas March 27, 2020

Displaced Lumad children and teachers worry about what will happen to them in the next few weeks amid the growing number of coronavirus cases

Teaching without schools? Lumad education under lockdown
Jose Monfred Sy July 19 2020
'The pandemic covered the tracks of an ongoing crusade to snuff out the alternative learning institutions indigenous communities fought for and defended for years'
“So August 24 magbubukas na ng klase whatever form it is,” Secretary Liling Briones confirmed to a disgruntled public despite the swelling number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines.

Lumad dictionary launched to help save indigenous language
Nicolas Czar Antonio August 31, 2019

The Manobo dictionary app not just aims to educate the Lumad but to empower them as well.
In an effort to preserve the Lumad indigenous language in Agusan and Surigao, the Save Our Schools (SOS) Network, an alliance of child rights groups and church-based organizations, launched a Manobo Dictionary app, a mobile software that compiles Manobo words and their definitions.

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‘Lumad’ kids learn through app tailor-made for tribe
Philippine Daily Inquirer November 22, 2020

In a makeshift classroom in Bukidnon province, Matigsalug children are huddled around tablets, viewing moving and talking images. They are learning to pronounce letters, write the alphabet and count — in their tribe’s language.

After school shutdowns, Lumad students raise funds to continue education
Oct 14, 2020 Mina Mata

Young Lumad students are selling photo books and handicrafts to support their education, even as Lumad schools are starting to dwindle during the pandemic
Refusing to let attacks on their community deter them, young Lumad students have taken it upon themselves to raise funds in a bid to continue their education during the pandemic.

For isolated tribe, Philippine rickshaw brings learning amid pandemic
Adrian Portugual and Eloisa Lopez Oct 15 2020

When the pandemic shut Philippine schools, a group of teachers living near the indigenous Aeta people became so concerned about the impact on the children of the isolated community that they initiated a novel approach to help them - learning by rickshaw.

Dwindling numbers: Lumad schools continue to suffer closures, attacks during pandemic
September 18, 2020 Niña Diño and Maxine Sta. Cru

Save Our Schools Network documents 32 attacks on Lumad schools from March to May 2020
The pandemic has not stopped the harassment of the Lumad, and the hardest hit are their schools – 178 of which have been shut down since 2016, according to the Save Our Schools (SOS) Network.

NUJP slams red-tagging of Atom Araullo over Lumad school docu
Camille Elemia Aug 20 2020

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) on Wednesday, August 19, denounced government attacks against journalist Atom Araullo over his documentary on a Lumad school in Metro Manila. (READ: Teaching without schools? Lumad education under lockdown)

After appeal for help, Albay tribal teacher receives donations for students
August 22, 2020 Rhaydz B. Barcia

Teacher Shirley Dacuba got teary-eyed when she received the donations and expressed gratitude to the civic groups who extended their help
Shirley Dacuba, a tribal daycare teacher in Sitio Tobgon, Misibis in Tiwi, Albay, is worried that she would start classes without the needed learning materials for her students.

Alleged communist leaders arrested in Butuan City
Bobby Lagsa October 13, 2019

But the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines says Melissa Comiso and Nore Torregosa are Lumad teachers and not New People's Army leaders

DepEd orders temporary closure of 55 Lumad schools in Davao region
July 13, 2019

DepEd regional officials say the closure is based on the findings of an anti-insurgency task force, which alleged that the schools teach students to rebel against the government

Lumad schools in Davao region just suspended – DepEd
Janella Paris July 18, 2019
Salugpongan Ta’ Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Center has until Monday, July 22, to justify why the schools shouldn’t be closed

Makabayan bloc seeks probe into DepEd closure of 55 Lumad schools
Mara Cepeda July 15, 2019
The lawmakers accuse the Department of Education of violating the rights of the Lumad schools' administrators, teachers, staff, and students

The Video: Pagpapasara sa 55 Lumad Schools, binatikos

The Video: DepEd defends suspension of schools for Lumads in Davao region

Satur Ocampo, France Castro say nothing illegal in 'humanitarian' mission
Camille Elemia December 02, 2018

ACT Teachers Representative France Castro challenges Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde to visit Lumad schools, following his allegations these are being used for communist teachings

DepEd says no closure order vs Lumad school
Sofia Tomacruz December 04, 2018
DepEd says the decision to close down the Salugpongan community learning center in Talaingod, Davao del Norte, was made by the community council

As Lumad groups protest, DepEd maintains schools are ‘zones of peace’
Mara Cepeda November 22, 2017

Education Secretary Leonor Briones signs a new policy on the protection of children in armed conflict, which 'supersedes' the contested DepEd Order 221

Lumad school

Lumad children appeal to Duterte to save their schools
Gari Acolola July 31, 2017
With the extension of Martial Law in Mindanao, violence continues to erupt and Lumad education remains hampered.

Military won't bomb Lumad schools – AFP
Pia Ranada July 28, 2017
The AFP says President Rodrigo Duterte was just 'communicating a tough stance' when he threatened to bomb indigenous peoples' schools flouting government regulations.

KWF wants indigenous languages used in school papers
Janella Paris October 27, 2019

The world in 2019 celebrates the Year of Indigenous Languages.
The Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) is calling on the Department of Education (DepEd) and the National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) to encourage the use of indigenous languages in campus papers across the country.

Caraga school focused on agriculture can help sustain Lumad communities
Mavic Conde December 25, 2019

The students from indigenous communities are, however, displaced by mining operations and military attacks.
For the Lumad, farming is not only a livelihood but a core skill they can learn at school to cultivate and improve their knowledge about sustainable agriculture.

Salugpongan Ta' Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Center, Inc. - Stticlci

STTICLCI is a non stock- non profit community based school that aims to enhance the life skills and knowledge of the indigenous people.

WATCH: Lumad children want to be back in classrooms
Bonz Magsambol January 31, 2020 - with Video
Will students from indigenous communities be able to return to their schools now that martial law in Mindanao has been lifted

DepEd formally shuts down 55 Lumad schools in Davao
October 08, 2019
The Department of Education in Davao region has officially ordered the closure of all 55 Lumad schools operated by the Salugpongan Ta'Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Center, Incorporated (STTICLCI).


Marawi students reject war, extremism - subtitles in English
December 03, 2016
Stakeholders in the future of Mindanao speak their minds on the war and extremism
Students at the main campus of Mindanao State University in Marawi City led the celebration of the Mindanao Peace Week.
Mustapha Sultan, chairman of Inspired Young Optimists Guild, said they don't want war and extremism.
Rappler Carmela Fonbuena filed this video blog.

Igorot boy crosses 4 mountains, 2 rivers just to get to school
Jun 23, 2016

The path was never friendly, especially for the children. The dangerous cliffs are covered by grassy overgrowth. One wrong step can lead to death.


Meet the first college graduate of the Dumagat tribe of Sta. Ines, Tanay
Nov 5, 2018

Despite having job opportunities in the city, Teacher Diday chose to go back to her community in Sta. Ines to impart knowledge to her fellow Dumagats. Because for her, education is a way to preserve their indigenous heritage.

Donate books, help Lumad students finish college
August 30, 2018

The Community Technical College of Southeastern Mindanao targets to complete a 3,000-book requirement by September 20, to get a permit from the Commission on Higher Education

Briones holds dialogue with leaders of IP communities
Abigail Abigan December 07, 2017

IP leaders from Kalinga, Pampanga, Rizal, Tacloban City, Bukidnon, Agusan del Sur, Davao del Sur, and South Cotabato, sit down with Education Secretary Leonor Briones for a two-hour meeting
Education Secretary Leonor Briones held a dialogue with regional leaders of indigenous communities to hear their concerns about the government's education program for indigenous peoples (IPs).

Indigenous peoples education curriculum of the Philippines
Bobby Mascarenas
President at THE PNU Math Club

Look it as pdf HERE

Philippines: Summary Report

Mapping Out Disadvantaged Groups in Education


When kids don’t even own a pencil
May 4, 2017

Meet Jasthene, a 9-year old Manobo girl from North Cotabato. She wants her classmates to have enough school supplies so they won’t have to fight.


Girl wishes to be next Aeta teacher from her village
Dec 25, 2016

MovePH goes to Sitio Burog, Bamban, Tarlac to give school supplies to the students. This is where we met Ericka Cosme, a young Aeta girl who wants to be the next teacher in her village.

PAMULAAN Center for Indigenous Peoples' Education

an educational institution dedicated to the indigenous peoples. The first of its kind in the country, its main thrust is to create a culturally appropriate and relevant pathways of TRAINING

The Video

Pamulaan: Shaping indigenous leaders

The Pamulaan Center for indigenous people's education seeks to shape and empower the youth into community leaders. Oct 23, 2014

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The article HERE


The Philippine Youth Leadership Program (PYLP)

funded by the U.S. Department of State, sends groups of students from Mindanao to the US for one-month stays. In the US, the participants take part in an intensive four-week training institute on inter-ethnic dialogue and conflict resolution.

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New schools for indigenous peoples in Mindanao
February 5, 2016
Pursuing its commitment to provide culture-based education and help ensure lasting peace in Mindanao, the Department of Education, DepEd will establish 5 new schools for Higaonon communities in Gingoog, Misamis Oriental.
The new schools will be established in Barangays Kalipay, Hindangon, Bantaawan, and Bal-ason, and will be ready to accept its first batch of learners this coming school year 2016-2017.
Philippines Muslim and Indigenous Peoples Education Programme

Palamguwan Cultural Education Center (APC)

Bridging the Gap - Hope for Lumads. How a Philippine forest community established a school to provide education and skills to sustain their culture.

legally established in 2004 and in the same year gained recognition from the Department of Education as the first formal indigenous people-based education center.

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SIL - Summer Institute of Linguistics

is a volunteer, non-profit organization that has worked in the Philippines since 1953. In cooperation with the Philippines Department of Education, SIL members carry out linguistic research and documentation of Philippine indigenous languages

Black Pencil Project

a grassroots, interest-based volunteer organization with core advocacies focused on the promotion of primary education in remote and indigenous communities in the Philippines. Through resources mobilization programs utilizing known collaborative consumption models, materials assistance like basic, start-up school kits are provided to select barrio schools during start of classes of each school year.

Philippines Response to Indigenous and Muslim Education: Independent Completion Review Report



Indigenous Peoples Education

"From Alienation To Rootedness"

Indigenous Education: Mindanao


Coordinator: Linda King

The Problem of Rural Education in the Philippines

Center for Babaylan Studies (CFBS)

CFBS is an organization that seeks to promote all indigenous and spiritual traditions from all parts of the Philippines. Its work is not restricted to one geographic location (i.e. the Visayas).

Babaylan is a Bisayan word that evolved from proto-Austronesian words in Southeast Asia such as belian, balian, balyan, baylan and bagdan. The Subanons call them balian, balean and balayan, women who lead the religious and death rituals in Mindanao. Its literal translation to English is ancient priestess or shaman.

The babaylan lives in her story

Look more about the Babaylan culture etc. HERE

Cordillera Peoples Alliance

Look also HERE

Cordillera Women's Education and Resource Center Inc.

CWERC is a feminist organisation mainly engaged in raising social and feminist awareness on indigenous women in Cordillera. It organises education and training workshops. It conducts research and advocacy campaign on women's indigenous issues. It also provides library services and publications

Indigenous Women and Food Sovereignty

Jill Cariño, Cordillera Women’s Education and Resource Center

Defending indigenous women’s rights

Viral Badjao girl receives financial support for her education

Abigail Abigan May 31, 2016

Several groups and individuals promise to help 'Badjau Girl' Rita Gabiola, including the local government of Lucena City and the Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation

Look MORE: The Philippine image of Badjao displacement

What it takes to keep T'boli children in school
Jee Y. Geronimo September 15, 2015

A teacher in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, believes the whole community should be involved in the education of a child.
We hear these stories often, especially during opening of classes: children in far-flung areas walking for hours, even climbing mountains, just to get to school.


DepEd puts up first T'boli senior high school

The Education Department teams up with a university to help preserve the culture and traditions of the T'boli tribe. May 29, 2015

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