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Autonomy is hard to get

By DELIA BAGNI www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Regional Autonomy cannot be attained in the present system according to Suara Bangsamoro President Amirah Ali Lidasan. In her speech during the Genuine Regional Autonomy (GRA) Summit held at the University of the Philippines Baguio (UPB) Bulwagang Juan Luna on August 18 which was attended by more than
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Mountain Province not ready for AFTA — DOST director

By GWEN GAONGEN www.nordis.net SAGADA, Mountain Province — “Ten years ago kuma ket nagsagana ti gobyerno para iti AFTA ta nabayag nga napirmaan daytoy nga agreement” says Cobaldes. He further said national government has focused on infrastructure projects and had very minimal support for agriculture in the provinces which is in rural areas, the main
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Religious, envi groups denounce harassment of Ilocos leaders

By KYLE EDWARD FRANCISCO www.nordis.net VIGAN CITY — Progressive, religious and environmental groups condemned the threat, harassments and intimidation (THI) of people’s organization leaders in a media briefing on August 18, 2014 held at the Missionaries Association of Mary Immaculate Legion House in Vigan City. The briefing facilitated by the Ilocos Human Rights Alliance (IHRA)
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Panangistorya manen iti kapadasan idi Martial Law

Panangistorya manen iti kapadasan idi Martial Law

Ni BRENDA S. DACPANO www.nordis.net Saan a nalaka a sublian dagidi nakaal-aligaget a pasamak idi panawen ti Martial Law ngem nasken a sublian tapno maidokumento ken maimaldit iti pakasaritaan dagiti panaglabsing idi ti diktadura. Kasapulan met laeng daytoy iti panangipila iti claims iti Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board (HRVCB) nga implementasyon ti Republic Act 10368
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Lumads condemn arrest of Manobo leader

By DELIA BAGNI www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — The Mindanao indigenous peoples alliance KALUMARAN calls for the immediate release of Manobo leader Genasque Enriquez as his arrest “smacks of fabricated criminal charges from a government that wants to silence a staunch anti-mining and anti-Oplan Bayanihan critic.” Dulphing Ogan, secretary general of KALUMARAN, today slammed President Benigno
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People’s Initiative Bill backed in Kalinga forum

People’s Initiative Bill backed in Kalinga forum

By CAROLYN MAMBA www.nordis.net TABUK CITY — “Peoples Initiative” Not DAP (Disbursement Acceleration Program) not PDAF (Priority Development Allocation Fund nor EDCA (Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement)! This was the call of the multisectoral groups of Kalinga who participated in the forum on Pork Barrel and EDCA in commemoration of the International Indigenous Peoples month here
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Baguio IPs hit BCDA for claiming resource rights

By ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Elders of Happy Hallow, an indigenous community here criticized the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) for not recognizing their right over their ancestral domain and using the courts and government agencies to bar them from exercising their rights. In 2012, BCDA questioned the Certificate of Ancestral
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Diaries From The Field: Balbalan, the land of sweet gayunan

By JUDE BAGGO www.nordis.net Riding jeepneys are mobile learning places. This is one of my realizations while riding a public jeepney going to Balbalan, Kalinga. I have no option but to listen to the conversions inside the jeep. A group of elderly passengers were talking about gayunan. It was later on in the trip that
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Kamote ti Asipulo natungro

By CDPC (PR) BAGUIO CITY — Agkurkurang ti makan iti Namal, Asipulo, Ifugao tatta a panawen gaputa bimmaba ti produksyon ti kamote, ti kangrunaan a makan ti umili a ti makagapu ket ti makuna a tungro. Nalawlawa ti pagmulaan ti kamote kumpara iti pagmulaan ti pagay iti Namal isu a kamote ti kangrunaan a makan
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Group rallies support for envi protection

By AMIANAN SALAKNIBAN (PR) BAGUIO CITY—The Amianan Salakniban, an alliance of peoples organizations and environmental groups in Northern Luzon launched a signature campaign dubbed as Pirma mo para sa Kinabukasan, Piso Mo para sa Kalikasan at Mamamayan. (Click here to view the online petition) The said campaign aims to raise awareness and rally support for
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AIPP launches book on Cordillera Heroes

AIPP launches book on Cordillera Heroes

www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — “Fifty years of the Cordillera people’s struggle come alive in the pages of this book. The sacrifices and great examples of our Cordillera heroes are our inspiration, as we pursue the continuing people’s movement for land, life, self determination, and the common good.” This blurb captured what the book Cordillera Heroes
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BSU launches OFW book “Between Two Worlds”

By ROCKY NGALOB www.nordis.net LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET — Book entitled ‘Between Two Worlds’ stories of struggle and symmetry of Filipinos abroad authored by Ireneo W. Marcelo an alumna of Mountain Collegian student’s publication of Benguet State University was launched last August 16 at the BSU Strawberry hall. Author Ireneo W. Marcelo a native of Kapangan,
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Pangatoen ti apit babaen iti SRI (2/2)

Ni NADET DOLIPAS ken MATTET BASIA/MRDC Click here for first part Kapadasan ti SRI idiay Pide, Sagada, Mountain Province Idi Disyembre 2010 inggana Hulyo 2011, pinadas ti maysa a mannalon ti System of Rice Intensification (SRI) idiay Pide, Sagada, Mountain Province iti tulong ti MRDC. Tapno makita ti nagdumaan, naigiddan met laeng iti panagtalon nga
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Sagada elder moves on to Skyworld

Sagada elder moves on to Skyworld

By BS www.nordis.net One hundred and five (105) years old Baket Tobyed – Emiliana Pecdasen Solang of Sagada, Mountain Province; has passed on to the Skyworld on August 9, 2014 with burial on August 14th and Requiem Mass on August 21st. Baket Tobyed had 15 children, 75 grand childen, 200 great grand children, and 44
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Jailbirds open bakeshop

By ALDWIN QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — There is another reason why Baguio people should visit the Baguio City jail even if they have no relatives languishing in there and that is the bread and pastries made by no other than the inmates themselves. During the flag raising rites at the Baguio City Hall, Baguio
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Editorial: Rising heroes

Editorial: Rising heroes

www.nordis.net Every fourth Monday of August is a national holiday to pay homage to the National Heroes of the Philippines. Originally, it was being celebrated every November 30, the birthday of the father of the Philippine Revolution, Andres Bonifacio. It was moved to the month of August by virtue of a decree by then President
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As The Bamboos Sway: Marcos’ Martial Law, EDSA I & II (1/4)

As The Bamboos Sway: Marcos’ Martial Law, EDSA I & II (1/4)

By RUDY D. LIPORADA www.nordis.net First of four parts In September 21, 1972, Ferdinand Marcos garrisoned the Philippines with Martial Law. His primary goal was to quell the Communist Party of the Philippines, its New People’s Army, and its alleged front worker, youth, and other sectoral organizations. Secondarily, he had to silence his political oppositionists
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Dakami Ti Umili: Reliving the horrors of ML

Dakami Ti Umili: Reliving the horrors of ML

By JUDE BAGGO www.nordis.net Last month, I participated in the facilitation for filing of the claims of Martial Law victims with the Human Rights Victims Claims Board (HRVCB) as part of Republic Act 10368 otherwise known as “Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013″. My participation in assisting the victims in the filing
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Statements: Mga biktima ng Martial Law, biktima muli ni BS Aquino

Statements: Mga biktima ng Martial Law, biktima muli ni BS Aquino

By KARAPATAN — CAGAYAN VALLEY Kulang sa paghahanda at kontra-biktima ang proseso ng Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board (HRVCB). Nagmistulang kalbaryo ang iskema ng pagtanggap ng mga papeles ng mga biktima ng Martial Law ni Marcos, animo’y muli silang dumanas ng tortyur sa loob ng tatlong araw sa pagpila ng claims application. Hindi sila dapat
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