Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Study On Detained IPs In Mindanao Hailed

MAGUINDANAO (Mitch Confersor / 29 Mar) The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) has lauded the efforts of private organizations which recently released a study on the plight of at least 574 detained indigenous peoples (IPs), of whom 433 of them or more than 75.43 percent are in Mindanao.

The OPAPP, in coordination with the Mindanao Economic Development Council (MEDCo), has had a long-standing initiative on dialogues and consultations with IPs regarding the ancestral domain aspect of the peace negotiations between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

The issues on ancestral domain, and on inter-tribal disputes, strife, and conflicts including those indirectly related to the IPs’ right to self-determination and non-discrimination have figured prominently in a situation analysis on detained IPs in Mindanao and the rest of the country. (Read more...View as HTML Download)

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