“If our justice system will continue to serve as a tool of repression that has made environmentalists into an ‘endangered species,’ then it leaves us no other recourse but to seek justice in higher venues of struggle.”
Testimony for UCCP for Del Salvador, Justice for AJ, Justice for Lacub Campaign
“Your father was no doubt Abra’s man. There is so much Abra in him and Abra has so much of him. When the time comes when you get to visit the place, hug the people tight — they loved your father in a way no one among us can love him. They loved him because he was one of them, fought for them, lived his life like them so they could change their lives for the better.”
‘Woman of faith’
“She lived out her Christian faith, showing preference for the poor.”
His friends wished they had met his ‘astig’ father
Arnold “AJ” Jaramillo was the iconic “astig” father: he was a New People’s Army leader.
‘Lacub martyrs’: a source of light, love and pride to their families
The amazing lives of the “Lacub martyrs” give their loved ones the courage, hope and inspiration to seek justice.
Military charged with International Humanitarian Law violations in Abra killings
Families of the “Lacub martyrs” went to Manila to redress their grievance against the “war crimes” committed by the military in its operations in Abra in September.
Prosecute Army unit for ‘war crimes’ in Abra – fact-finding mission team
“The military positioned themselves among us civilians. We did not want them to join us, but they insisted. We did not want to go to with them back to the Poblacion but they forced us.” – A Lacub resident interviewed by the National Solidarity Mission to Abra
The people of Lacub’s continuing struggle for land
By JOAN GARCIA
Their history of resistance against the plunder of their resources is as rich as their mountains.
Sidebar: Cordillera elders form pact against mining, militarization
Learning the Indigenous Way of Forest Management
A fourth year student of Easter College Inc. in Baguio City discovered, during a school immersion program, how an indigenous group in Ilocos Sur called the I-Lamag implements its own forest utilization, management, protection and ownership system. BY NARCISO ADDAMO Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat.com I witnessed during our immersion with fellow students from the…