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Ilocanos stand up against pork barrel

Ilocanos stand up against pork barrel

By RENZ KANG www.nordis.net VIGAN CITY — To commemorate the first year anniversary of the Million People March, youth groups, church workers and human rights advocates led the nationally coordinated protest-action against the pork barrel system on August 25 at Plaza Burgos, here. In addition, the People’s Initiative Against Pork Barrel (PIAP), a move to
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Peoples Initiative vs pork barrel kicks off in Baguio

Peoples Initiative vs pork barrel kicks off in Baguio

By ALDWIN QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Militant groups under the Tongtongan ti Umili (TTU) Baguio joined the nationwide action to rid of all kinds of lump sum allocations and discretionary spending of Filipino tax payers’ money by officials in government by launching a signature campaign as part of the People’s Initiative to Abolish the
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Genuine Regional Autonomy, not HB 4649

By ROCKY NGALOB www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — In celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples this month of August, the Cordillera Peoples Alliance with the All UP Academic Employees Union sponsored the Summit on Cordillera people’s Genuine Regional Autonomy to the call and theme, “Cordillera Peoples Unite! Advance Genuine Regional Autonomy and
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Cordi Human Rights defenders commemorate Day of the Disappeared

Cordi Human Rights defenders commemorate Day of the Disappeared

By ALDWIN QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Various groups and individuals led by the Cordillera Human Rights Alliance (CHRA) commemorated the International Day of the Disappeared reiterating their continued call for government forces to surface James Balao on this 2174th day of his enforced disappearance. Balao was abducted on September 7, 2008 at Tomay, La
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Congress passes revised Baguio Charter

By CARL TAAWAAN BAGUIO CITY — In a press release Congressman Nicasio M. Aliping, Jr. announced that the revised Baguio City Charter was passed on 3rd and final Reading by the House of Representatives last Tuesday, August 27, 2014. House Bill No. 4772 was authored by Congressman Aliping and endorsed by Congressman Pedro B. Acharon,
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Baguio names outstanding citizens

By ALDWIN QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — As part of the celebration of its 105th Charter Anniversary dubbed with the theme: “Shared Responsibilities, Duties and Resources for a Vibrant Baguio”, the City Government honors four outstanding citizens of Baguio for the year 2014 for their contributions to the development of the community. Baguio City Mayor
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3 CALTs in Baguio due for cancellation

By ALDWIN QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — According to Baguio City Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan during his special weekly “Ugnayan” on Thursday said that the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) announced in the meeting of the Task Force Baguio-Boracay on Wednesday, August 27 that three illegally issued Certificates of Ancestral Land Title (CALTs) is
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Baguio mayor wants prepaid SIM to be registered

BY ALDWIN QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Baguio City Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan said he thinks that the proposed House Bill 858 or the mandatory registration of all purchased prepaid Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards be approved in the House of Congress. Domogan said this during his “Ugnayan” at the Baguio City Hall in relation
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Editorial: Your vote really counts

Editorial: Your vote really counts

www.nordis.net The People’s SONA was a “successful display of protest against the government’s complete failure to meet the people’s basic needs.” – Murphy That was quoted from a news report on the web last month to describe mass actions immediately around the time of Pres. Benigno S. Aquino’s (Pnoy) State of the Nation Address (SONA).
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As The Bamboos Sway: Marcos’ Martial Law, EDSA I & II (2/4)

As The Bamboos Sway: Marcos’ Martial Law, EDSA I & II (2/4)

By RUDY D. LIPORADA www.nordis.net Second of four parts Click here for the first part Independence with binding treaties When the US felt that the landlord class was ready to govern the Philippines, they “granted” independence on July 4, 1946. On that very day, Manuel Roxas the first president of the Republic of the Philippines,
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Binabagyu: To dream the impossible

Binabagyu: To dream the impossible

By ALDWIN QUITASOL www.nordis.net “Some people suffer from the green-eyed monster called envy.” — Ana Monnar Recently, the Baguio City government’s officials have had the oppurtunity to go on what they call “official business “ and enplaned to the United States of America. The miyur said they visited the cities where they employed “waste-to-energy” garbage
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Dakami Ti Umili: Unmasking the NCIP: the Kapangan experience

Dakami Ti Umili: Unmasking the NCIP: the Kapangan experience

By JUDE BAGGO www.nordis.net This will be a series highlighting the experiences of communities on the violations of the FPIC processes by the NCIP and big business interests in the region. “Idi inmay dagitoy a proyekto ken NCIP, isu met ti nagrugian ti riri, gulo ken saan a panagkikinnaawatan ken pannakasinasina dagiti agpapamilya, agkakailyan, ken
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From Under This Hat: Int’l Day of the Victims of Enforced  Disappearance

From Under This Hat: Int’l Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance

By KATHLEEN T. OKUBO www.nordis.net Yesterday, the 30th of August, was International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance, a day for the world to remember the victims of enforced or involuntary disappearance and do something against the practice. In the Cordillera, justice continues to elude desaparecidos Ama Daniel Ngayaan (1987), and James M. Balao
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Pokus: Baguio beyond the Charter

Pokus: Baguio beyond the Charter

By DELIA BAGNI and NATHAN SALVADOR www.nordis.net The city celebrates its 105th charter day every year on the first day of September. Students across the city shall rejoice once again, for another long weekend is at hand. There are plans to celebrate the occasion with a parade and a number of activities to somehow entice
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Weekly Reflections: Historical retribution

Weekly Reflections: Historical retribution

By REV. LUNA DINGAYAN www.nordis.net “Our ancestors sinned, but now they are gone, and we are suffering for their sins.” — Lamentations 5:7 Sign of despair and hopelessness It was reported in national dailies last August 23 that a certain woman by the name of Flora Pineda could no longer bear seeing the sufferings of
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Youthspeak: Hindi makakalimot sa kasalanan ng  Berdugo

Youthspeak: Hindi makakalimot sa kasalanan ng Berdugo

Ni LUKE BAGANGAN Para sa mga kagaya kong kabataan wag mag-alala, heto ang uso. Palipasin man ng kilalang berdugong si Major General Jovito Palparan ang ilang henerasyon sa pagtatago, hindi na mabubura sa kasaysayan ang mga kasalanan na dapat singilin sa kanya. Kasabay nito, gaano man sikapin ng kasalukuyang rehimen ni BS Aquino na ibaling
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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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