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By ALMA B. SINUMLAG Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY– Rehabilitating the Ambuklao Dam in Bokod, Benguet will not mitigate the effects of climate change, contrary to what the SN Power Aboitiz is saying, the Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) here said in a statement. SN Power Aboitiz in their launching of the recommissioned Ambuklao dam recently told…

By ALMA B. SINUMLAG Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY – A revolutionary group condemned the massive military operations in the tri-boundary of Mt. Province, Ilocos Sur and Abra, claiming these have resulted to the illegal arrest and detention of civilians. In an e-mailed statement, the Cordillera Peoples Democratic Front (CPDF), said soldiers “have…

By ALDWIN QUITASOL Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY – An alliance of indigenous peoples in the Cordillera region said the lifting of the moratorium on the acceptance and grant of new mining applications shows the Aquino administration’s policy on mining. Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) Ramon Paje recently announced the lifting of the moratorium…

By ALMA B. SINUMLAG Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY — “Entayo agpabuya, paypayew kalkalsada, salidummay salidummay ay ay. Minas ken kabakiran, teatro pay ti babaknang, salidummay salidummay ay ay. Bannog, pudot ken bisin, tudo pudot ken lammin, salidummay salidummay ay ay. Uray kasta karigat na gana-ganasen tay latta, salidummay salidummay ay ay,” Let us perform on…

By ALMA B. SINUMLAG Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY – Kilusang Mayo Uno-Cordillera (KMU-Cordillera) gave President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III a failing mark on his administration’s handling of labor issues. Michael Cabangon, spokesperson of KMU-Cordillera, said the economic situation of the workers here is worsening. “From being just bad the workers’ situation here is getting worse,”…

By LYN V. RAMO Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY — Amid debates on the consolidated reproductive health (RH) bill (House Bill 4244) in the House of Representatives, a regional summit endorsed it, with grass-root participants vowing to convince their lawmakers to vote for it. Among Cordillera representatives in Philippine Congress, only two are reportedly currently speaking out…

Main Story: The people of Lacub’s continuing struggle for land By JOAN GARCIA Bulatlat.com In commemoration of Cordillera Day 2011, around 70 elders representing the different indigenous groups in the region sat together and discussed the issues that they are facing. Each tribe was given an opportunity to speak about their problems- most of which…

By ARTEMIO A. DUMLAO Bulatlat.com Bangued, Abra (December 10, 2010) – Like shooting chickens or hunting ducks, violence continues to happen in Abra. Regaining its ugly tag as Cordillera’s “Killings Fields”, two more people were killed on Wednesday in Pidigan town, while gunmen exchanged shots with policemen in Bangued, Abra’s capital town on Thursday morning,…