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Even as they were accompanied by representatives from the Commission of Human Rights (CHR), members of the Balao family and officers of the of Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) were denied entry to military camps in Manila last Oct. 27. BY CYE REYES Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH LA TRINIDAD, Benguet (247 kms.…

The Baguio City Council on Sept. 29 approved a resolution “condemning the involuntary disappearance of Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) member James Balao.” BY AILEEN P. REFUERZO PIO-Baguio City (via Northern Dispatch) HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Posted by Bulatlat BAGUIO CITY (246 kms north of Manila) – The Baguio City Council on Sept. 29 approved a resolution…

A Cordillera-based activist group is urging the region’s farmers to bear arms to defend themselves from government soldiers who, two weeks ago, allegedly murdered a farmer in Lubuagan, Kalinga. BY ACE ALEGRE HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Contributed to Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 26, August 3-9, 2008 BAGUIO CITY (246 kms north of Manila) – A Cordillera-based…

Gays and lesbians in Baguio City held a colorful parade to signify their call to end discrimination against them. Homophobia is the result of ignorance and fear, the group said. BY CYE REYES Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat Volume VIII, Number 25, July 27-August 2, 2008 BAGUIO CITY (246 kms. north of Manila) – The…

Even the church is not safe from the recent military occupation of the tri-boundary of Abra, Mountain Province and Ilocos Sur provinces. BY JOHN ERIC B. ESCALANTE Northern Dispatch HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 15, May 18-24, 2008 BAGUIO CITY (246 kms north of Manila) – Even the church is not…

“He is a law-abiding citizen. He has done nothing wrong. He does not deserve to be treated like this. He should be released immediately and unconditionally.” This was the statement of Windel Bolinget of the Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA), a colleague of Jose “Joe” Cawiding who was arrested by police on Oct. 1 for allegedly…

The leadership of the Cordillera Peoples Alliance, a regional federation of indigenous peoples’ groups, recently dismissed the creation of the Regional Minerals Development Council as a move to fast-track the mining applications in the Cordillera. BY ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 30, September 2-8, 2007 BAGUIO CITY (246 kms.…

Kalinga elders have disclosed that the food security of North Luzon and the Cordillera region will be threatened once the Batong Buhay Mines is reopened as a result of the reported sale of some 400 has.of the Balatoc ancestral domain. BY LYN V. RAMO Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat BAGUIO CITY (246 kms. north of…

BY MARIE CONIE DUERME Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat.com The commemoration of the Cordillera Day is an event that has become the biggest annual political solidarity gathering of indigenous peoples not only in the Cordillera Region but also worldwide. This day is traced back to the eve of April 24, 1980 when soldiers belonging to…