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Ibalois hit NCIP for cancelled titles

Ibalois hit NCIP for cancelled titles

By ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Ibaloi ancestral land claimants and their lawyers are up in arms when the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) issued a resolution to cancel their ancestral land and domain titles after these had undergone the required and legal processes mandated by RA 8371 or the Indigenous Peoples
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Hundreds call to clean coasts, respect fisherfolk’s rights

Hundreds call to clean coasts, respect fisherfolk’s rights

By NATHAN SALVADOR www.nordis.net AGOO, La Union — Hundreds of people flocked to the shores of three fishing communities not to enjoy the sea and the fresh fish, but to rid the coasts of what is said to have been contributing to the poverty of the coastal barangays in Agoo. In celebration of the world
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Baguio media joins nationwide 1 million candles memorial

Baguio media joins nationwide 1 million candles memorial

By KATHLEEN T. OKUBO www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY – At dusk, on Saturday, local members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJP) and the Baguio Correspondents and Broadcasters Club (BCBC) lit some five hundred candles to commemorate here the fifth year anniversary of the Ampatuan massacre where 32 journalists were among the 58 people killed in
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5 Bontoc police face murder charges

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Cordillera filed murder complaints against the five police officers involved in the death of a student of the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (MPSPC) at the Mountain Province provincial prosecutor’s office, November 21. Lawyer Abner Dotimas, special investigator of the NBI said
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Kalanguyas call for unity against energy project

By ALDWIN QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Village woman leader Shirley Gawi of Tinoc, Ifugao calls on to her fellow Kalanguyas of Tinoc to unite and oppose the construction of a mini-hydro power plant that will dry-up their water sources and adversely affect their rice fields and vegetable gardens. Gawi said that if the mini-hydro
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Workers call for a P16,000 minimum wage

Workers call for a P16,000 minimum wage

By ROCKY NGALOB and DELIA BAGNI www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY – Members of government employees associations and private company workers’ unions in the Cordillera staged a street demonstration in the small park infront of the post office in solidarity to the nationally coordinated action with counterparts in the National Capital Region (NCR) to call for the
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Humanizing the war

www.nordis.net Recently the Justice for Engr. Delle Salvador, Justice for AJ, Justice for Lacub (Abra) Campaign was launched in Quezon City. This reprint is one of the testimonies delivered at the program: The testimony of Cynthia Jaramillo. Warm greetings to everyone! Perhaps many among you are wondering why I, a spouse of a member of the
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Anti-mining group expands campaign

By KYLE EDWARD FRANCISCO www.nordis.net VIGAN CITY — Defend Ilocos Against Mining Plunder (Defend Ilocos), a regional network of different environmental groups, advocates and institutions is set to hold its 3rd Convenor’s Assembly at the St. Lucy’s Parish Conference Hall in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur on November 26, 2014, four years after it was established. The
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Children’s institution scores harassment

By KYLE EDWARD FRANCISCO www.nordis.net VIGAN CITY — The Children’s Rehabilitation Center Ilocos Program (CRC-Ilocos) decried the members of the Municipal Police Office of Galimuyod (PNP Galimuyod) for allegedly harassing its staffs and teachers of Galimuyod Central School. According to the factsheet provided by the Ilocos Human Rights Alliance, the incident happened on October 30
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AFP elements continue to harass Logang-a family

By KYLE EDWARD FRANCISCO www.nordis.net VIGAN CITY — “State agents continue to torment Malvarose Logang-a and her family,” declares Mila Marcelo, Deputy-Secretary General of Ilocos Human Rights Alliance (IHRA). Malvarose, a graduating BS Criminology student of the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College together with Samuel Compalas, a farmer from Boguibog, Salcedo were arrested and detained
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Diaries From The Field: Disaster 101, disasters are humatarian situations

Diaries From The Field: Disaster 101, disasters are humatarian situations

By JUDE BAGGO www.nordis.net Disasters are humanitarian in nature. When we say humanitarian, it means concern for human welfare and respect for individual in times of disasters and wars. This only means that humanitarian is not only used in times of wars but also during disasters. There are rules, principles, laws, protocols, standards and ethics
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Pro-peoples mining law to replace destructive mining act

By ALDWIN QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Anti-destructive mining activists led by the Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) made clear to the public that they are not against development and in fact they support such provided that it will be for the good of the people and the preservation of the environment and not for the
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Salted pork, anyone?

Salted pork, anyone?

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — In the olden days, making kinuday to the Ibaloi and or kiniing to the Kankanaey of Benguet was the way of preserving meat. Today, the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) encourages the use of this traditional method of preservation practice as a way to open markets for backyard
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People’s vigilance urgent in a dangerous State

By PIC BAGUIO CITY — The alleged murder of Stephen Galidan, a student of Mountain Province State Polytechnic College at the hands of the Bontoc Municipal Police, is outrageous and calls for the highest condemnation. The Philippine National Police (PNP) slogan is “To Serve and Protect”, but the Bontoc police proved it to be a
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RLECC to declare CPLA a criminal group

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — The Regional Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee Cordillera agreed in principle to pass a resolution to make Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army (CPLA) a criminal armed group during its November 19 meeting. Cordillera Police Regional Director and RLECC Chairman Isagani Nerez reiterated that for the Office of Presidential Adviser on
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Pooled Editorial: 5 years after the Ampatuan Massacre, Pres. Aquino must be held accountable

Pooled Editorial: 5 years after the Ampatuan Massacre, Pres. Aquino must be held accountable

www.nordis.net Five years after the massacre of 58 men and women including 32 journalists in Ampatuan town in Maguindanao, justice remains elusive and impunity still reigns. The promise of President Benigno Aquino III to help speedily resolve the case that has put the Philippines in the limelight as one of the most dangerous places for
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As The Bamboos Sway: Tribute to two KM members

As The Bamboos Sway: Tribute to two KM members

By RUDY D. LIPORADA www.nordis.net (Editor’s note: The first part of this article is a seven minute talk that the author will share with the Anakbayan – Sourthern California USA on the occasion of the Kabataang Makabayan’s 50th Anniversary which coincides with Andres Bonifacio’s birthday on November 30, 2014. The second part depicts what a
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Binabagyu: The stupid and the fool

Binabagyu: The stupid and the fool

By ALDWIN QUITASOL www.nordis.net “Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature made them.”— Bertrand Russel Recently, the city government of Baguio honored a taxi
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Dakami Ti Umili: BINAY-an da to umili

Dakami Ti Umili: BINAY-an da to umili

Ni JUDE BAGGO www.nordis.net Grabe ti luksaw ken lunod ko tunggal makitak ken mangngeg ti damdamag iti dadakkel wenno mainstream a pagiwarnak, radio ken telebisyon iti nakaro a coverage kenni Vice President Jejomar Binay maipangep iti ibagbaga da a hacienda na idiay Batangas, over pricing kadagiti naipatakder a pasdek idiay syudad ti Makati ken dadduma
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