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Among Hunghong alang sa Kalinaw”: An Open Letter to the Filipino People from the Stewards of the Lands, Mountains, Forests, and Rivers in Mindanao

The Indigenous Peoples’ struggle is a protracted one. And an exceptionally significant milestone in our struggle to be recognized and protected is the enactment of the Indigenous Peoples Right Act (IPRA) or RA 8371. It is a landmark legislation that promotes and defend our “four bundles of rights” to our ancestral domains and lands, self-governance, […]

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The Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) together with its allied networks and partners in the Mindanao Peaceweavers (MPW) and All-Out Peace (AOP) condemn in the strongest possible way the bombings at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the town of Jolo, Sulu this morning. We offer our deepest condolences to the families […]

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Let’s Vote for Peace in the Bangsamoro

Statement on the eve of the January 21 Plebiscite As people in select areas of Mindanao are set to vote on the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), the Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID), stands in solidarity with the peoples in the Bangsamoro, reiterates its full support for peacebuilding and their continuing struggle for […]

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An Appeal to all Citizens: Offer the Hand in Peace

(Mindanao PeaceWeavers Statement on the New Year’s Eve Bombing in Cotabato City) Like all other political settlements, the signing of peace deals marks the start of a longer and more arduous path in sustaining its gains, legislating the agreements, and broadening the consensus.  Four years since the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro […]

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Gus Miclat: “All-Out Peace”

At Hague Talks in Colombo, local and international voices reflect together on the importance of civil society participation in preventing conflict and building peace. Speakers from Sri Lanka, Colombia and The Philippines share how their personal experiences inspired them to become peacebuilders and reflect on the need of involving civil society to sustain peace.

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