“Human rights make us human. With every violation of human rights, our humanity is diminished.”
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“Small-scale miners actually attempted to apply for regulations via an application for a ‘Minahang Bayan.’ But Benguet Corp., as tenement holder of the area, opposed this to maintain their control over the area’s mineral resources.”
CPA sees these awards as deceptive and a cover up for the worst environmental track record of LCMC and Benguet Corporation.
Indigenous peoples answer the Aquino administration’s “deception, dispossession and destruction” with defiance.
Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) chairman Windel Bolinget pointed out that despite the Philippine government’s adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and other human rights treaties, the escalating human rights violations perpetrated against indigenous peoples in the country are alarming
“The people of the region like in other parts of the country are suffering from worsening economic crisis.” — Cordillera Peoples Alliance
James Balao, a member of the Cordillera People’s Alliance (CPA) has been missing since September 17, 2008, the day he was abducted by suspected state security forces in La Trinidad, Benguet. Below is the letter written by his siblings. Dear Manong James, We love you. We remember you everyday and today, April 19, your 51st…
ALDWIN QUITASOL Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY – Members of the Beaconsfield Initiative, an exposure mission comprised mostly of Canadian church members, visited the Cordillera Region last week. Focusing on areas where Canadian Mining Companies operate, they found out that there is an ongoing “legal terrorism” victimizing the community people. Reverend Patricia Lisson, directress of the…
By Alma B. Sinumlag Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera People’s Alliance is preparing to de battle againt more mining applications, among them a Financial and Technical Assistance Agreement (FTAA) by Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company (LCMC). The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recently issued its Memorandum Order 2011-01 to clean out all…
By JOAN GARCIA
Their history of resistance against the plunder of their resources is as rich as their mountains.
Sidebar: Cordillera elders form pact against mining, militarization
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…