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884 lamang mula sa 3,000 biktima ng Martial Law ang naasikaso ng Claims Board

884 lamang mula sa 3,000 biktima ng Martial Law ang naasikaso ng Claims Board

Ni BRENDA S. DACPANO www.nordis.net TUGUEGARAO CITY — Dumagsa ang humigit-kumulang 3,000 na mga biktima ng Martial Law sa pagpila ng aplikasyon para sa reparasyon at pagkilala sa paglabag ng kanilang karapatang pantao sa panahon ni Marcos. Lulan ng mga kuliglig at mga inarkilang jeep, tumungo sila sa Bulwagan ng Lungsod ng Tuguegarao noong Agosto
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14 barangays hit BCDA plan to acquire water rights

14 barangays hit BCDA plan to acquire water rights

By ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY – The moves of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) to acquire water rights over three springs in three villages here heightened the opposition against the state corporation as fourteen barangays within the Camp John Hay reservation adopted a resolution to support the three villages. The joint
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Kennon Road sinking area endangers residents

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The chief executive of the province of Benguet and director of the Office of Civil Defense Cordillera in separate interviews said the residents of Kiangan village along Kennon Road in Camp 3, Tuba, Benguet are in danger because they have settled on a subsidence area. Relocation Benguet
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Palparan, Arroyo violated indigenous peoples rights

Palparan, Arroyo violated indigenous peoples rights

By KATHLEEN T. OKUBO www.nordis.net QUEZON CITY — Indigenous peoples members of Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP) and affiliate organizations Cordillera People’s Alliance, Samahan ng mga Katutubo sa Sierra Madre, and Central Luzon Ayta Association joined the picket at the National Bureau of Investigation office in Taft Avenue Tuesday morning upon the
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Genuine regional autonomy main call on IP Day

By PIC/CPA BAGUIO CITY — In celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (IP), IP organizations in the city reiterated the Cordillera indigenous peoples’ aspiration for self-determination through genuine regional autonomy. With the theme, Advance the Indigenous Peoples’ Struggle for Self Determination! Reject Bogus Regional Autonomy and House Bill 4649!, a whole
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Engineering office ready for rehab of Athletic Bowl

Engineering office ready for rehab of Athletic Bowl

By ALDWIN QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — The Baguio City District Engineering Office (BCDEO) of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will start the rehabilitation and refurbishment of the grandstand area, its roofing and bleachers months before the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) games next year. According to the BCDEO during the
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Students urge more consultation on SUMP

By ROCKY NGALOB www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — On the opening of classes this August for the school year 2013-2014, student leaders pointed out that the proposal to convert the conventional gasoline powered public utility jeepneys (PUJ) to electronic jeepneys (E-Jeeps) is impractical, projects a burden to the students’ meagre budget and is wanting for more
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Arrested ex-NPA falsely tagged as CAR cadre

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY—The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) in a statement said that Eduardo Almores Esteban, 60, a former New People’s Army (NPA) rebel arrested in Iloilo last week was not a leading cadre and was never part of the Ilocos-Cordillera region. The CPP clarified, however, that Esteban was never part
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Diaries From The Field: IP Day in the Metropolis

By JUDE BAGGO www.nordis.net This August, I participated in some activities of the celebration of the indigenous peoples month in the National Capital Region. The activities were held inside air-conditioned conference halls of high-end hotels away from the scorching heat out in Manila’s streets. My participation in these activities, made me realize that there are
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Pangatoen ti apit babaen iti system of rice intensification

Ni NADET DOLIPAS ken MATTET BASIA/MRDC Segun kadagiti eksperto, dumanonen iti nasurok 2,000 a tawen ti panagtalon iti Kordilyera. Naisangsangayan dagiti naagdan-agdan a talon wenno rice terraces ti Kordilyera gapu ta awan pulos ti pakakitaan iti kolonyal a panagsakop iti Pilipinas, kinunada pay. Kayat na a sawen a nainsigudan pay lang ti wagas ti panagtalon
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Editorial: Diversionary tactics?

Editorial: Diversionary tactics?

www.nordis.net Tuesday morning, August 12, victims, relatives and friends of victims of torture and enforced disappearances, human rights defenders, the Filipino people and all humanity welcomed as good news the arrest of retired army General Jovito Palparan also known as “The Butcher”. After more than three years in hiding, agents of the National Bureau of
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As The Bamboos Sway: PNoy, a dictator in the offing

As The Bamboos Sway: PNoy, a dictator in the offing

By RUDY D. LIPORADA www.nordis.net Ironically, his father, Ninoy Aquino, died fighting a dictator. Ironically, his mother, Cory Aquino, quashed the constitution of the dictator and instituted the 1987 Philippine Constitution – which provides that a president could only have a one six year term. Now, ironically, Ninoy’s and Cory’s son, President BS Aquino, pretending
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Binabagyu: Where’s the master then?

Binabagyu: Where’s the master then?

By ALDWIN QUITASOL www.nordis.net “Men are only good as their technical development allows them to be.” — George Orwell During the regular council session in Baguio last Monday, the councilors took turns questioning representatives of the government agencies in charge of the rehabilitation work at the grandstands of the Athletic Bowl. The representative of the
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Crossroads: Charter Change and term extension

Crossroads: Charter Change and term extension

By MARY LOU MARIGZA www.nordis.net Natimbog din ang Berdugo Matagal nang dapat mangyari ito pero sa bayan ni Juan at Juana, hindi talaga uubra na mangyayari ito ng mas mabilis. Kasi nga… Pero drama lang kaya na natimbog siya at hindi nagkaroon ng pag-uusap? Kaduda-duda, Juan at Juana, pero gusto kong matuwa at makisaya sa
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Dakami Ti Umili: Celebrating resistance and resilience of indigenous peoples

Dakami Ti Umili: Celebrating resistance and resilience of indigenous peoples

By JUDE BAGGO www.nordis.net August is the international indigenous peoples (IP) month. And as indigenous peoples, we celebrate this month with a different flavor. As background, in 1994, the United Nations General Assembly first proclaimed August 9 as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People to be celebrated every year during the first International
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Pokus: Calendar shift for students

Pokus: Calendar shift for students

By DELIA BAGNI www.nordis.net Major universities and colleges in the country have already implemented the new academic calendar which opens the schools in August instead of June. Some of this academes have already started their classes. The calendar shift is known to be part of the ASEAN integration with an objective of accelerating the economic
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Statements: Justice for victims of Palparan’s terrorism

Statements: Justice for victims of Palparan’s terrorism

By CORDILLERA PEOPLES ALLIANCE The Cordillera Peoples Alliance joins defenders and advocates of people’s rights in the country in welcoming the arrest of the Butcher Jovito Palparan. We warn however that there should be no special treatment at all for Palparan, and that his arrest should not be a cover-up to the continuing human rights
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Statements: Why impeachment?

Statements: Why impeachment?

By TUNAY NA ALYANSA NG BAYAN ALAY SA KATUTUBO (TABAK) Politicians’ words are a dime a dozen and spoken in snake-tongue. But one cannot hide his crime on a mere play of words especially if he is accused of culpable violation of the Philippine Constitution and betrayal of public trust; much more if he occupies
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Weekly Reflections: Religious pluralism, ethnic diversity

Weekly Reflections: Religious pluralism, ethnic diversity

By REV. LUNA DINGAYAN www.nordis.net “All the nations may walk in the name of their gods; we will walk in the name of the LORD our God forever and ever” — Micah 4:5 Pluralistic World What the Iraqi Islamic militants are doing to exterminate the minority Yazidi sect in the Sinjar Region of Iraq leads
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