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By ALMA B. SINUMLAG Northern Dispatch MANILA – A study on the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) reveals the need for total reform of the commission. At the start of the four-day gathering of indigenous peoples (IP) to observe the International IP day early this month, researchers from the University of the Philippines-Baguio presented…

By LYN V. RAMO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The church-based group Rural Missionaries of the Philippines in Northern Mindanao Sub-region (RMP-NMR), which recently decided to reopen literacy and numeracy schools in Agusan del Sur and Bukidnon provinces is appalled by the recent attack of a paramilitary group against a Higaonon community. The June 30 assault, an…

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Indigenous woman Thangjam Manorama of Manipur was raped and murdered by paramilitary forces of India on July 11, 2004. Until now, despite the positive identification of the perpetrators, justice remains elusive. Manipuri women refuse to forget the brutal rape and murder. It is one of the many violations…

By SATUR C. OCAMPO At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Infectious was the enthusiastic response of the student audiences in the Mindanao State University’s Marawi and Iligan campuses that I addressed in separate forums last Monday and Tuesday. Topic: the resumed “exploratory” peace talks between the government (GPH) and the MILF on Feb. 9-10…

By ALMA B. SINUMLAG Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY — In 1993, then Sangguniang Kabatan Federation president Florence Ibarra declared March 1-5 as the Kaigorotan Youth Week (KYW) in recognition of the valiant Igorot youth in the early 80s who bravely faced police brutallity while expressing their strong opposition against development aggression and cultural prostitution. Geraldine…

By RONALYN V. OLEA
The Aquino government continues to implement Arroyo’s National Minerals Policy, said Piya Malayao, spokeswoman of KAMP. “Aquino’s private-public partnerships would further hasten foreign investments on mining at the expense of indigenous peoples,” Malayao added.

By Northern Dispatch CPA Release Posted by Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — “Climate change is a matter of social justice,” said a report of the Ibon International, a non-profit economic research outfit based in the Philippines. “Two centuries of increasing Green House Gas (GHG) emissions have coincided with colonial and neocolonial subordination of the Southern…