A Conversation with the Indigenous Peoples of the Philippines

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EIAS - European Institute For Asian Studies

26 Wetstraat - 10th Floor

1000 Brussel

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EIAS Discussion in presence of a delegation of Indigenous Leaders from the Mindanao Region

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A CONVERSATION WITH THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF THE PHILIPPINES

A look at the impact of the long-standing armed insurgency on their communities

Mindanao is a region of the Philippines that is abundant with natural resources and a diverse population. While the region continues to be challenged by long-standing insurgencies, the rise of President Rodrigo R. Duterte - who himself is from Mindanao - has put a spotlight on the region and its peoples, including indigenous peoples. Eight members of various Mindanao tribes will be discussing their situation on the ground and will address potential ways forward.

Programme

Registration and Lunch with delicacies from the Philippines: 12:00 - 13:15

Discussion and Testimonies: 13:15 - 15:00

Welcoming Remarks

H.E. Ambassador Mr Eduardo José A. de Vega

Philippine Mission to the European Union

Introduction by the Chair

Mr Xavier Nuttin

Senior Associate, European Institute for Asian Studies

Testimonies

BAE Chiary Balinan - Ata Tribe of Paquibato, Davao City

BAE Magdalina Iligan - MAMANWA Tribe of San Miguel, Surigao del Sur

BAE Anna Jessamae Crisostomo - Ovu Manuvu Tribe , Davao City

DATU Awing Apuga - ATA MANOBO Tribe of Talaingod, Davao del Norte

DATU Joel Dahusay - MATIGTALOMO Tribe of Talaingod, Davao del Norte

DATU Nestor Apas - LANGILAN Tribe of Kapalong, Talaingod, Davao del Norte

DATU James Binayao - MANOBO-TALAANDIG Tribe of Maramag, Bukidnon

DATU Asenad Bago - MATIGTALOMO Tribe of Talaingod, Davao Del Norte

Q&A Session with the audience

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EIAS - European Institute For Asian Studies

26 Wetstraat - 10th Floor

1000 Brussel

Belgium

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