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Windel Bolinget

Cordillera Peoples Alliance and KATRIBU, Philippines
Chaiperson, Cordillera Peoples Alliance, the Philippines
Baguio City, Philippines
I am an Indigenous Bontok-Kankanaey of the Igorot peoples of northern Luzon, Philippines. I am the Chairperson of the Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) and the National Co-Convenor of KATRIBU, the national alliance of indigenous peoples in the Philippines. I have been an activist involved in the struggle for our collective rights to our ancestral lands, territories, resources, and self determination; for social justice, human rights and democracy; peace and genuine development. As an activist and indigenous peoples human rights defender, I am politically persecuted by the State and Philippine government, criminalised and, worst, tagged as terrorist by the tyrant Duterte government with my name maliciously and without basis included in the Philippine Department of Justice terrorist proscrition petition.