Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism

#4 Teddy Baguilat

Teodoro “Teddy” Brawner Baguilat Jr. (born on July 30, 1966, in Manila) is a politician, journalist, activist, and advocate of indigenous people’s rights. He served as a representative of the lone district of Ifugao from 2010 to 2019.

Prior to his stint in Congress, he was Ifugao governor from 2001 to 2004, and from 2007 to 2010 in his second term. He was mayor of Kiangan town from 1995 until 2001.

Baguilat was elected as president of the Global Consortium for Indigenous Conserved Communities Areas (ICCA Consortium), an advisory body to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), in 2018. | Rappler

Issues and Stands

Safe re-opening of schools and transition to face-to-face classes

Ensure that quality internet is available to students and work to provide subsidies to ensure they can keep up in their classes (i.e., load or laptop subsidies)

Integrate Human Rights and Peace Education into basic and secondary education curriculum

Junking of Anti-Terror Law

Demand that campaigns declare online campaign expenditures beyond their official social media accounts (i.e., influencers engaged, unofficial groups or pages tapped, etc.)

Increased participation of the youth in local and national governance by allowing them to influence & craft legislation

Protection of Indigenous Peoples’ rights and support their increased participation in cultural spaces

Legalization of Divorce

Increase national minimum wage to P750

Increase budget for farming and fishing support/infrastructure

Enact the right to an adequate food bill or the Zero Hunger Bill

Continue support for the rice tariffication law

Seeking climate change accountability from better developed, high-pollutant countries

Increase financial and technical support for local climate adaptation and mitigation projects

Support for Open Pit Mining

Pass an Alternative Mining Act in accordance with human rights norms, standards, and obligations

Increase funding for mental health support

Decriminalizing Abortion

Reparations for Martial Law Victims & Retrieval of Marcos’ Ill-gotten Wealth

Criminalizing of Vote-buying