Tags: Cordillera People’s Alliance

Tribe groups seek UN hand on rights violations

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

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 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.