Indigenous peoples, settlers say no to mineral reservation in Maguindanao del SurIndigenous peoples and migrant settlers held a protest Thursday in front of the municipal gym in South Upi. MANILA, Philippines — The Lambangian and Teduray indigenous communities, along with migrant settlers in Maguindanao del Sur, have voiced their opposition to a proposed mineral reservation area, fearing the potential destruction of their forests and traditional grounds. Around 300 indigenous peoples and migrant settlers held a protest Thursday in front of the municipal gym in South Upi, according to the group Task Force Bantay Kalikasan (TFBK). The proposed mineral reservation area will cover Mt. “The burial grounds of our ancestors and the remaining forests such as Uga, Fengalungon and Kinemkem are within the proposed mineral reservation area.
Source: Philippine Star December 08, 2023 00:58 UTC