Displaced indigenous peoples’ leaders and human rights activists from Mindanao have been in Manila to condemn the military actions that forced them from their homes. As their testimony noted, many were driven out to make way for large-scale developments, including mining. Sharon Liguyon, wife of slain indigenous leader, Jimmy Liguyon, lamented: “Our lands are being taken away from us. Mining companies and the military brought fear and havoc in our communities … we want peace in our communities, and we demand justice.”
Also in Mindanao,  a fact-finding mission travelled to Tampakan at the invitation of the indigenous B’laan, who recently erected barricades against the entry of the mining company controlled by Xstrata.
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=11678&l=1.