Philippine bishops come to defense of indigenous Ati people
June 08, 2023
CWN Editor's Note: The Philippine bishops’ Episcopal Commission for Indigenous Populations has issued a statement in support of the land rights of the Ati people, who live on Boracay and other islands.
“Land disputes have emerged in recent years over the property titles assigned by the government to the Ati of Boracay in 2018: this ownership is disputed by public and private actors who would like to take away the land where they reside,” the Fides news agency reported.
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