Tags: Northern Dispatch

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…

BY KIM QUITASOL Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 29, August 26-September 1, 2007 TUBA, Benguet – The Tuba municipal council has yet to make a position on the ongoing conflict between affected residents and the Philex Mining Corporation over the latter’s mineral application, a councilor revealed during a recent media forum here.…

Typhoons “Chedeng” and “Dodong” claimed three lives and caused landslides affecting residents in several communities in the Cordillera. BY ACE ALEGRE Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 27, August 12-18, 2007 BAGUIO CITY (246 kms. north of Manila) – Typhoons “Chedeng” and “Dodong” claimed three lives and caused landslides affecting residents in several…

Mt. Pulag’s mossy forests are threatened by the fast expansion of commercial vegetable gardens and infrastructure development, a government environmental watchdog disclosed last week. BY ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 27, August 12-18, 2007 BAGUIO CITY (246 kms. north of Manila) – Mt. Pulag’s mossy forests are threatened by…

The isolated hailstorm that hit a village in Baguio City Tuesday forebodes a stark reality – a dry spell ahead, an official of the PAGASA announced recently. BY ACE ALEGRE Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 26, August 5-11, 2007 BAGUIO CITY (246 kms. north of Manila) – The isolated hailstorm that hit…

William Claver was among those who attended the July 28 memorial mass that honored the late Alyce Omengan-Claver, a victim of extra-judicial killing in an ambush that originally intended to kill her husband, Dr. Constancio “Chandu” Claver, last year. He is esteemed throughout the Cordillera as a champion of indigenous peoples’ rights. BY LYN V.…

Members of the media in Baguio City wore black T-shirts as their contribution to the nationally- coordinated observation of the international day of protest against media killings in the country. BY KIM QUITASOL Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat BAGUIO CITY (246 kms. North of Manila) – Members of the media here wore black T-shirts on…