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Globalization, slow IPRA implementation
hurting IPs Claver

On the occasion of the launching of the 25th Indigenous Peoples Sunday, Bontoc-Lagawe Bishop Francisco F. Claver, S.J. lamented in a statement the harmful effects of intensifying global-ization and sluggish implementation of the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act (IPRA) on the condition of indigenous peoples (IPs) in the country.

Claver, who is also chair of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Indigenous Peoples (ECIP), observes that the welfare of IPs is sacrificed in the name of economic progress.  The bishop attributes this exploitation to the country's pursuit of globalization.

"With these developments, one avenue of defense open to the IPs is for them to fight for their rights, to assert them in the best traditions of people power when they are in danger of violation or loss," the bishop exhorted. 

Other October 2002 News:

IPs celebrate 25th Indigenous Peoples Sunday Oct. 13

Archbishop Philip Smith passes away

Globalization, slow IPRA implementation hurting IPs Claver

ECY invites delegates to National Youth Day

ECMI disappointed over  'death' of Absentee Voting Bill

10,000 children gather in schools for Children's Congress

Bishops-Ulama Forum prepares for Mindanao Week of Peace

 

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