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Baguio groups seek justice for Jennifer Laud

Baguio groups seek justice for Jennifer Laud

By ROCKY NGALOB www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Indigenous women’s groups, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) groups under the Progressive Organization of Gays in the Philippines (ProGay) and Lesbians for National Democracy (Lesbond) staged a protest Friday to condemn the killing of Jennifer. They also called on the Aquino administration to ensure justice, assert Philippine
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Ilocos community rejects plan to sell seized blacksand

Ilocos community rejects plan to sell seized blacksand

By KYLE EDWARD FRANCISCO www.nordis.net CAOAYAN, Ilocos Sur — Residents of Barangay Caparacadan in this municipality rejected and criticized the proposal of Engineer Raymond Sinai, Officer-in-Charge of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Management Office (PENRMO) to sell the magnetite stockpile seized from Wellresource Mining Company. The PENRM-OIC attended the barangay general assembly last October
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Cherish the engineer’s life

By ALDWIN QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — “It does not matter how many years that a person spent here on earth, Methuselah according to the Holy Bible lived for around 969 years while Jesus Christ had only reached the age 33. But the latter was of more significance to this world compared to the former,”
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ICRD delivers relief to Vintar communities

ICRD delivers relief to Vintar communities

By KYLE EDWARD FRANCISCO www.nordis.net LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte — Three barangays severely affected by the recent Typhoon Luis (Kalmaegi) and Tropical Storm Mario (Fung-Wong) in Vintar, Ilocos Norte received the much needed relief assistance on October 15-17, 2014 from the Ilocos Center for Research, Empowerment and Development (ICRED) and Citizens Disaster Response Center (CDRC).
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NGO trains MP community on landslide relief

NGO trains MP community on landslide relief

By AUDREA ESLAO www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY – Eighty-five (85) participants attended a typhoon induced landslide drill in Kayan West, Tadian Mountain Province last October 3, 2014. A first and successful drill for the community and educational for the invited observers. The community drill was spearheaded by the Cordillera Disasters Response and Development Services Inc. (CorDisRDS)
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TFIP to launch national indigenous youth network

By TFIP (PR) BAGUIO CITY — “Fire up the fervour of Indigenous youth in the Philippines!” On this theme, a Luzon-wide gathering of Indigenous Youth will be held on October 25-26, 2014 at the Maryknoll Ecological Sanctuary, here. With the objective to bring together indigenous youth from different communities of the Cordillera, Ilocos, Cagayan Valley,
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Escaping Libya: An interview with a Filipina nurse

By ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW www.nordis.net The on-going war that is destabilizing the oil-rich nation forced her to get out of Libya. And her well paying job as a nurse for more than one-year in a privately-owned hospital in the nation’s capital city of Tripoli. With heavy heart, she chose to leave Tripoli and will, like
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UPLB recognizes CPA leader for championing IP rights

UPLB recognizes CPA leader for championing IP rights

BY JUDE BAGGO www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) is equally honored for the awarding of its Secretary General, Abigail Bengwayan Anongos, as one of the Outstanding Alumna for Championing Indigenous Peoples Rights during the 96th University of the Philippines-Los Banos (UPLB) Loyalty Day and Alumni Homecoming on October 9, 2014. Anongos
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Diaries From The Fields: The smiling guerrilla

Diaries From The Fields: The smiling guerrilla

By JUDE BAGGO www.nordis.net Your trademark of cheerful smile greeted all the people especially those from the communities you served when they came to pay their last respects. Seeing your smiling photo framed near your urn wrapped in a Kalinga blanket was a moment of emotional breakdown to all. Eyes filled with tears. Lungs catching
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Power price manipulation haunts distributors

By ACE ALEGRE www.nordis.net LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — An alleged power price manipulation scandal is haunting electric power distributors after sensing it in the last two months of 2013. Electric cooperatives in the Cordillera, Pangasinan and the Ilocos region who noticed the spike in the prices said the market operator of the Wholesale Electricity Spot
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DKK to stage Salidummay reunion gig

By ROCKY NGALOB www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Dap-ayan ti Kultura iti Kordilyera (DKK) is set to stage a reunion concert of Salidummay dubbed as ‘Manag-ay Tako’ with the theme “Protect, promote and transmit our cultural heritage” this coming October 26 (Sunday) at the Bulwagang Juan Luna Hall of the University of the Philippines–Baguio as part
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Editorial: Murder is a crime even if you are a US marine

Editorial: Murder is a crime even if you are a US marine

www.nordis.net Another US soldier, Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton a member of the US Marine Corps 2nd battalion 9th Marines is implicated in the murder of a Filipino transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude in Olongapo City on October 11. Pemberton is among the US troops sent here for the joint military exercises between the
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Advocate’s Overview: Abductions and desaparacidos

Advocate’s Overview: Abductions and desaparacidos

By ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW www.nordis.net The cold weather is now felt in the Cordillera region. Usually in the ‘ber’ months, the effect of the cold front brought by the cold winds from the Siberian winter is felt in the region. It is the time to bring out your thick jackets and clothing to cope up
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Binabagyu: Judging him or her or them

Binabagyu: Judging him or her or them

By ALDWIN QUITASOL www.nordis.net “That is just the way with some people. They get down on a thing when they don’t know nothing about it.” — Mark Twain I eavesdropped on the discusson of the two barbers who were busy clipping the hair of my two boys three nights ago. They were discussing about the
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Dakami Ti Umili: Unmasking the NCIP: the Tinoc experience

Dakami Ti Umili: Unmasking the NCIP: the Tinoc experience

By JUDE BAGGO www.nordis.net In previous columns of Dakami, it discussed the role of NCIP in the violations of the process in drawing the Free Prior and Informed Consent of the indigenous peoples in Kapangan, Benguet; Guinaang, Kalinga, and in Sabangan, Mt. Province,. For this issue, Dakami will focus on the experiences of the people
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From Under This Hat: Traffic again!

From Under This Hat: Traffic again!

By KATHLEEN T. OKUBO www.nordis.net According to explanations from “the man on the street” about the cause of traffic jams that peaks as it gets closer to the rush hours of this “highly urbanized” City, the cause of traffic jams include the city’s unbriddled population growth continues unhampered. As well as the number of franchises
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Publisher’s Note: Errata

Publisher’s Note: Errata

www.nordis.net In the news story Churches celebrate Tribal Filipinos on the front page of NDW, October 12, 2014 issue we interviewed one named in the article as Rosita Baloga which should be Rosita Bargaso. Furthermore, the sponsors of the activity held at the Epiphany Episcopal Parish in Km. 5, BETAG, La Trinidad were Regional Ecumenical
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Statements: Justice for Engr. Delle Salvador! Justice for the people of Lacub!

Statements: Justice for Engr. Delle Salvador! Justice for the people of Lacub!

By FAMILY OF ENGR. FIDELA BUGARIN — SALVADOR October 16, 2014 We, the family of Engr, Fidela “Delle” Bugarin-Salvador grieve the untimely death of the mother, a sister, and a wife, who was killed in Lacub, Abra, during the military operations of the 41st Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army (41st IBPA), last 4-6 September 2014. Adding
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Weekly Reflections: Armed struggle: an option?

Weekly Reflections: Armed struggle: an option?

By REV. LUNA DINGAYAN www.nordis.net For even the Son of Man did not come to be served; he came to serve and to give his life to redeem many people.” — Mark 10:45 Disturbing question Is it alright for Christians to take armed resistance as a political option? This was one of the disturbing questions
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