By DEE AYROSO
Tags: Cordillera Day
Kalinga tribes continue to defend their ancestral lands from threats of destructive projects.
“We are very grateful to these three because we’re able to defend our land despite Martial Law due to their example and sacrifice.”
Dios ti agbabantay, Dios ti tumultulong/
Ti daytoy a bantay lugar naianakan/
Inta’y nakasursuruan iti na Kristiyanoan/
Ugali a napateg iti kaamaan.
“The people of the region like in other parts of the country are suffering from worsening economic crisis.” — Cordillera Peoples Alliance
Residents of Lacub, Abra defy local municipal council to begin preparations for Cordillera Day 2011-03-21
By Kimberlie Olmaya Ngabit-Quitasol Northern Dispatch Reposted by Bulatlat.com The determination of the people of Lacub, Abra is like a mighty river mastering mountain slopes and rugged valleys flowing toward the open sea. This determination has been described in songs Salidummay and Danum written by Dapayan ti Kultura iti Kordilyera (DKK, Center for Cordillera Peoples…
By DEE AYROSO Photos by DANA BATNAG and BEDETTE LIBRES Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY — The beating of the gangsa for Cordillera Day 2010 – the 30th year of Macliing Dulag’s martyrdom – marked the continued fight of the indigenous peoples for land and self-determination, all the way to congress. The celebrations were held, side-by-side the…
By LYN V. RAMO
Cordillera Day celebrations are held during the death anniversary of Macliing Dulag who has become a symbol of struggle and hope for the Cordillera people. This year, indigenous peoples’ from different regions in the country gathered to come up with a common agenda to be presented to the next government.
About 5,000 delegates from different provinces in the Cordillera, Ilocos Region, Cagayan Region, NCR, Central Luzon and Mindanao, and indigenous peoples advocates from Taiwan, Cambodia, Thailand, Canada, France, Germany and Australia participated in the successful celebration of the 26th Cordillera Day celebration held last Sunday, April 25, at Melvin Jones, Burnham Park, Baguio City. Organized…
“Life! If life is threatened, what should we do? Resist! This we must do, otherwise, we are dishonored and that is worse than death. If we do not fight, we die anyway. If we fight, we die honorably…and our children may win and keep this land. And the land shall become even more precious when…
The Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS) was created through Republic Act 9163 or the National Service Training Program (NSTP) Act of 2001 as a result of the nationwide protest to abolish the Reserved Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) in 2001. One of its students at UP, who joined the recent Cordillera Day celebrations in Abra, says…