Reverend Rex RB Reyes: Defense of land is defense of life

A message for Canadians from Reverend Rex RB Reyes of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP). Reverend Reyes denounces the assassination of community activists in opposition to mining such as Licuben Ligiw and his two sons Fermin and Eddie (killed March 7, 2014) and William Bugatti (killed March 25, 2014).

The NCCP supports the work of social justice organizations such as the Cordillera People’s Alliance (CPA). The CPA campaigns against foreign extractive corporations in the Philippines, and has successfully resisted the incursion of Canadian-based Olympus Pacific Minerals into the traditional lands of the Binongan indigenous peoples in Baay-Licuan, Abra province.

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