Tags: Cordillera People’s Alliance

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.

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…

By Aldwin Quitasol Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY ? The Serve the People Brigade-Cordillera Disaster Response (STPB-CDR) Network has already provided relief services to at least 669 families and more than 4,000 individuals affected by Typhoon “Pepeng” in the city of Baguio and some towns of Benguet. The STPB-CDR is a relief and assistance network initiated…

By LYN V. RAMO Indigenous People’s Watch Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat BAGUIO CITY – Members of the Philippine delegation to the Global Summit on Climate Change held in Anchorage, Alaska, in the US last April shared their insights on climate change during the Cordillera Conference on Climate Change here. The international summit held in…

By ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat BAGUIO CITY — The representative of an indigenous peoples’ federation in the Cordillera reported at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) that corporate and large-scale mining worsens climate change and calls for the moratorium on large-scale mining and extractive industries in indigenous territories.…

The family, clan, colleagues, as well as friends of missing Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) member James Moy Balao held a photo exhibit and information drive on enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings at the public market of La Trinidad, Benguet on April 17, the 213th day of his disappearance. BY ALDWIN QUITASOL Northern Dispatch HUMAN RIGHTS…

A Regional Trial Court in Benguet found substantial evidence to link Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and state security forces to the abduction of missing activist James Balao. BY BULATLAT HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Bulatlat LA TRINIDAD, Benguet (263 kms. North of Manila)– A Regional Trial Court in Benguet found substantial evidence to link Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and…

In his uggayam, or traditional chant, Ama Julio Longan, 68, of the Taloctoc sub-tribe of Kalinga urged his audience in a human rights rally to join mabtad, where Cordillera communities and groups are urged to collectively act in searching for James Balao, an activist missing since September 17. BY ARTHUR ALLAD-IW INDIGENOUS PEOPLES WATCH Northern…