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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 MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com Main Story: Respect our rights to land and life, indigenous peoples asked on World IPs Day MANILA – Most often, “large-scale resource-extractive ventures like mining and so-called development projects” destroy the environment, the lands that are home to the country’s indigenous communities, and with it, their traditional economic activities. These prompted…

By LYN V. RAMO Bulatlat.com Main Story: Economic zone project to evict thousands of farmers, fisherfolk in Casiguran, Aurora CASIGURAN, Aurora – An Agta resident here, who has been living here, tending several coconut trees, fruit trees, and has been doing wet-season rice planting in the heart of the Casiguran peninsula, some 500 kilometers north…

In today’s commercialized culture, love is often expressed through gifts of 18-karat gold rings, pendants or necklaces. The means employed in the extraction of the gem, however, are far from romantic. By EDWIN C. MERCURIO Bulatlat.com TORONTO, Canada – Hidden from the watchful eyes of the North American and European public, the operations of transnational…