Tags: Northern Dispatch

The House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture chair Abraham Mitra, during the committee’s regional consultation here, said that the budget for the agriculture sector should be increased and that it should even be larger budget than the military’s. BY CYE REYES Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 15, May 18-24, 2008 LA TRINIDAD,…

For a month, the military conducted intensive military operations in their village. Fields were bombed; soldiers encamped in the heart of the village; the people were prohibited from leaving their homes; and their farm animals were stolen. Elders of Tubo, Abra have had enough. They announced that they would file cases of human rights violation…

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…

In a move students branded as a form of harassment meant to silence their leaders who are steadfastly campaigning against increases in tuition and other fees, the administration of the University of Northern Philippines filed a case of theft against the editor-in-chief of the campus publication. BY ROD TAJON Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat Vol.…

For some, motherhood extends from their family to the sectoral groups they work with. Consider the stories of these mothers in Baguio City whom I interviewed for this article on this important day. BY ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 14, May 11-17, 2008 May 11 is Mothers’ Day, when…

As drivers in Metro Manila and other key cities nationwide are expected to launch a transport strike May 12, the militant transport group here would stage a march-rally with red flags and banners demonstrating drivers’ demands. BY JOHN ERIC B. ESCALANTE Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 14, May 11-17, 2008 BAGUIO CITY…

For 15 years, the alleged killer of human rights worker Cris Batan has evaded arrest. But it is not because he is nowhere to be found. In fact, the accused killer Mathew B. Fanao is Barangay (village) captain of the village of Betwagan in Sadanga, Mountain Province, and is the vice-president of the Association of…

Claire Daguio, secretary-general of the Migrante International chapter here, said in an interview that 74.24 percent (or 1,533) of the 2,065 Cordillerans who worked abroad last year are women while men comprise only 25.86 percent (534) – citing data from the regional office of the Philippine Overseas Employment Authority (POEA). BY ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW Northern…

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.…

BY ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW Northern Dispatch Vol. VII, No. 29, August 26-September 1, 2007 BAGUIO CITY (246 kms north of Manila) – The Kalanguya tribe, an ethno-linguistic group native to Tuba, Benguet has reiterated its clamor for the government to revoke the special permit Philex Mining Corporation obtained in January this year, citing what was…