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‘Aquino has the makings of a dictator’—indigenous peoples

“Aquino has the makings of a dictator.”

Piya Macliing Malayao, spokesperson of indigenous people’s organization, Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas criticized the contents of the national address given by President Aquino Monday night. “Aquino is acting in the fashion of his kind: an arrogant, despotic, aristocratic landlord whose orders can never be deemed wrong or unfair. Ang utos ng hari, kahit mali, hindi mababali.”

 

‘Criminal accountability’ of the Aquino government in the Yolanda disaster sought by indigenous peoples in the UN EMRIP

Geneva, Switzerland –Indigenous peoples around the world presented a report to the 7th session of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP.) The Philippine report, presented by Piya Macliing Malayao, spokesperson of progressive indigenous peoples’ organization Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP), discussed the situation of indigenous communities victims of the typhoon Haiyan and the accountability of the Aquino government to the people.

 

‘Aquino has no business to remain in office’-IP group

Indigenous peoples’ organization Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan (KAMP) are supporting the impeachment case to be filed against the President.

“A violator of the Constitution and the primary creator and protector of bureaucratic corruption that plague the country should not remain in Malacanang. Aquino has created the conditions for thieves to have their fill of the nation’s coffers,” Piya Macliing Malayao, spokesperson of KAMP said.

 

Aquino is chiefly accountable for DAP—IP group

With the Supreme Court finally deciding that the Disbursement Acceleration Fund (DAP) is unconstitutional on Tuesday, indigenous peoples organization Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP) says that President Aquino is primarily accountable for the illegal disbursements of taxpayer money.

“Aquino is definitely in the forefront of the DAP, and is principally accountable for the existence of this illegal use of public money,” Piya Macliing Malayao, spokesperson of KAMP said.

 

Lingkod Katribu slams relief center raid

Lingkod Katribu condemned the raid done on a relief center in Iloilo. “This attack is an outrage, an affront to donors here and abroad who had contributed in providing relief to the people devastated by super typhoon Yolanda,” Kaky Tolentino, Lingkod Katribu program head said.

 

Philex’s P189M payout is just another PR gimmick—IP group

Not everyone is applauding Philex Mining Corporation’s payout of the P 188.6-M fine imposed by the Pollution Adjudication Board (PAB) for violating the Clean Water Act of 2004. The recent fine is in addition to the P 1.034 billion fine imposed by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau to Philex for violating its Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC). These fines were imposed after a leak in Philex’s waste storage facility, Tailings Pond 3 (TP3), released 20 million metric tons of mine wastes in tributaries of the Agno River in Northern Luzon in August 2012.

 

Cabinet secretaries involved in the scam must resign, take a leave of absence

President and cabinet must lead by example in pork barrel scandal

 

A paradox in Aquino's peace talks

There is a paradox on the peace negotiation in the Philippines.

While the curtains are falling on the peace negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro, the Government of the Philippines (GPH) has seriously jeopardized the peace talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) as it reneged its past agreements and arrested its consultants, among other roadblocks that has forced the peace talks to a standstill in 2011.