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Let’s keep our indigenous identities alive

(A message written and delivered by MABIKAs Founding Chaiperson, Myra Colis, during the Cultural Night of the 10th ICBE Conference held in Amsterdam on July 27, 2019) “Great things come from small beginnings,” says a Finnish proverb. But “alone we can do so little;...

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Appreciating Abra’s Land, People and History

Presented by Christina T. Moncado during the 10th ICBE Conference held in Amsterdam on July 27, 2019. Abra province is one of the six provinces in the Cordillera Administrative region (CAR). It is hemmed in the towering mountain ranges of the Ilocos on the west and...

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Winners of ICBE-MABIKAs Fundraising Raffle Draw

MABIKAs Foundation-The Netherlands, host of the 10th Igorot Cordillera BIMAAK-Europe (ICBE) Conference, is happy and pleased to announce the winners of the “Raising Funds to Keep Indigenous Societies Sustainable & Alive” fun-and-fund drive held on July 27, 2019 (Saturday) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands…

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Unchain our ‘Inang Bayan’

The following message was delivered by Cesar Tomilas Taguba, member of the MABIKAs Foundation Board, on July 6, 2019 in celebration of the 121st Philippine Independence Day (PID) in Den Haag. MABIKAs Foundation-The Netherlands is one of the six members of the PID Den Haag Organizing Committee.

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Get your chance to win €500 for only €1 per ticket!

On July 26-29, 2019, MABIKAs Foundation-The Netherlands is privileged to host the 10th Igorot Cordillera BIMAAK-Europe Consultation. The 4-day gathering is also a celebration of solidarity in keeping our Igorot heritage and indigenous roots sustainable and alive all...

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Indigenous People Sunday Celebration

The Filipino Parish Netherlands (FPNL) cordially invites you to celebrate the very first commemoration ofIndigenous People (IP) Sunday here in the Netherlands on October 28, 2018 from 13:30 at the Old Catholic Church in Ruysdaelstraat, Amsterdam…

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MABIKAs Foundation is now a legal entity

After two years of formulation, MABIKAs Foundation (The Philippine Cordillera Connection in the Netherlands) has finally reached one of its most awaited milestone on its journey towards a world without prejudice against indigenous people. The foundation is now registered as a legal entity in the Netherlands…

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Danum: A reflection of freedom

How I wish that freedom is like water, lucid and fluid. Free to flow where ever it may want to go… But what is the use of the word freedom if it always comes with restraint, compulsion, being hampered, controlled and discriminated…

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We came, we saw, and we learned to beat the gongs

With the theme, ‘Live anywhere the Igorot culture with pride and passion and pass it on  the next generation’, MABIKAs Foundation-The Netherlands and the Cordillera Community in Belgium (Cordi-Bel) have joined forces on May 12, 2018 and hold the very first joint cultural workshop…

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A heartfelt thank you letter to Cordi-Bel

Dear Cordi-Bel, On behalf of us all at MABIKAs Foundation, I would like to express how grateful we are to all of you for having us in Brussels on May 12 & 13, 2018. Thank you so much for warmly welcoming us like your own brothers and sisters with your superb...

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