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Stop military operations in Abra

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Human rights defenders in the Cordillera called on the Northern Luzon Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to stop the military operations and pull out of government troops in Lacub, Abra for the safety of indigenous communities and to give way for an impartial and
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Family, friends demand justice for killed engineer

Family, friends demand justice for killed engineer

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Family, friends and colleagues of Engr. Fidela B. Salvador demand justice for her killing as they expressed rage over claims of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) that she is a New People’s Army (NPA) rebel. Imelda Tabiando, spokesperson of Defend an alliance of non-government organizations against
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Church calls to resume GPh-NDFP peace talks

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Rev. Joseph G. Agpaoa of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) called on the Philippine government (GPh) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) to resume the peace negotiation during a candle lighting protest for Engr. Fidela B. Salvador, a victim of militarization,
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Europe urged to call for military pull-out in Abra

By KARAPATAN (PR) QUEZON CITY — Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay enjoined the European community to echo the call for a military pullout in Abra, specifically in Lacub town, when BS Aquino arrives in Europe for his four-nation trip starting September 13. “He should be chased for his accountability in the series of human rights
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Imagine all the artists, drawing all together to create a better world

By ALDWIN QUITASOL www.nordis.net “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance” — Aristotle “Ayu ya, nakamaymayat a dengdenggen ngay, ulitem man manen, mayat ya,” (Ayu ya, it is so nice to listen to, can you repeat it, it is nice.) The singer obliged to sing
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Ifugao hits DOE contract issued without FPIC

By ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW www.nordis.net LAMUT, IFUGAO – Are the Department of Energy approved hydro-power contracts valid without the free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) of the affected indigenous communities? This is one of the questions asked by representatives of the six villages of Lagawe and two villages of Lamut when they gathered in a
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Court rules against illegal mines in Mountain Province

By ROCKY NGALOB www.nordis.net BONTOC, Mountain Province – The Regional Trial Court rendered their ruling last August 19, 2014 ordering government institutions namely, the Provincial Environmental and Natural Resources (PENRO), Environment and Natural Resources Officer (ENRO), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-CAR), with local government officials specifically the Mountain Province Governor and local law
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BWD pursues watershed protection

By ALDWIN QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — In a move to preserve the few remaining water sources of Baguio City as it now suffers from water scarcity, the Baguio Water District (BWD) took on the initiative as one of the leading agencies in reviving the stalled fencing project at the Busol watershed to guard the
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Ex-bocap demands payment for road use

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — A house was built in the middle of the road, got burned and rebuilt in Barangay Baculongan Norte, Buguias, Benguet last August but the farmers’ road access remained blocked as a former barangay captain stakes claim over the barangay road. Delmon Thomas, former baragay captain of Baculongan
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DOTC blacklists van owner after road mishap

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — The owner and driver of a colorum van that figured in a road mishap on September 7 in Sablan, Benguet will be black listed from the transporting business, according to the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) regional director Celina Claver. It can be recalled that Guillermo
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Phoenix sponsors first darts tournament

By ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — The Cordillera Phoenix Sports Inc. (CPSI) held its first darts tournament in this city with almost 150 participants. The tournament was held on September 6 at the Four Moon Tavern, AST Building at the Upper Mabini here. The champions went home with P6,800 cash and various prizes
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Editorial: Demilitarize Abra, now!

Editorial: Demilitarize Abra, now!

www.nordis.net On the universal respect of human rights, it is most reiterated that civilians must be protected and respected by their States. It is for this very reason that even in the conduct of war, International Humanitarian Laws (IHL) mandate states that civilians shall be protected and respected during war – whether such war is
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As The Bamboos Sway: Marcos’ Martial Law, EDSA I & II (4/4)

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

By RUDY D. LIPORADA www.nordis.net Last of four parts Click here for the third part Click here for second part Click here for the first part Prelude toward Martial Law Declaration Against the backdrop of Communist rebellion, Muslim secessionist, and Marcos political oppositionists, a series of bombing occurred in Manila and other major cities in
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Binabagyu: The “contractors”

Binabagyu: The “contractors”

By ALDWIN QUITASOL www.nordis.net Mary had a little lamb, Its fleece was white as snow, And every where that Mary went The lamb was sure to go; He followed her to school one day That was against the rule, It made the children laugh and play, To see a lamb at school. — Sara Joseph
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Crossroads: On the killing of Engr. Fidela B. Salvador

Crossroads: On the killing of Engr. Fidela B. Salvador

By MARY LOU MARIGZA www.nordis.net I am giving space for the statement of Katinnulong Daguiti Umili Iti Amianan (Kaduami) on the brutal killing of Engr. Fidela Bugarin Salvador. — MLM We mourn with the family, the communities she served and the civil society network she worked for in the untimely passing of Engr. Fidela Bugarin
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From Under This Hat: When death is heavier than a mountain or lighter than a feather

From Under This Hat: When death is heavier than a mountain or lighter than a feather

By KATHLEEN T. OKUBO www.nordis.net Let us begin this with quotations that aptly states how family, relatives, comrades, friends and communities feel deep down, and in the same way to stave off the sharp seering pain of loss of one so valued, highly regarded, respected, so cared for and loved. All men must die, but
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Letters: Kwarta ti umili maus-usar iti narugit a panggep

Letters: Kwarta ti umili maus-usar iti narugit a panggep

Ni KENEDY BANGIBANG* August 25, 2014 Maiwarwarnak nga inaldaw iti media ti pakaro a pakaro a panagkurakot iti kwarta ti umili. Rumrumwar dagiti anomalya ken panagkussit (korapsyon) nga aramid dagiti managgundaway a dasig ken opisyales ti gobyerno. Resulta ti paerteng a labanan ken risirisan iti uneg dagiti agar-ari a dasig ken ti agtultuloy a panagiinagaw
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Weekly Reflections: Towards a theology of climate change

Weekly Reflections: Towards a theology of climate change

By REV. LUNA DINGAYAN www.nordis.net “Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and it was allowed to burn people with its fiery heat. They were burned by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God, who has authority over these plagues. But they would not turn from their sins
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Women’s Front: Honoring a woman of courage

Women’s Front: Honoring a woman of courage

By INNABUYOG-GABRIELA www.nordis.net In honor to a woman of courage, we pay our highest tribute to Engineer Fidela “Delle” Salvador. She was killed by soldiers of the 41st IB in Lacub, Abra in a pursuit operation against the New People’s Army on 5 September 2014. Delle was on a project monitoring trip in the locality
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Makan a la Pinoy: Sabunganay: adobo ken dinardaraan

Makan a la Pinoy: Sabunganay: adobo ken dinardaraan

Ni BRENDA S. DACPANO www.nordis.net Napnuan ti sustansya ti sabunganay. Nasayaat a paggapuan ti potassium, Bitamina A, C ken E ken protina. Addaan ti phytochemicals a saponin a mangpababa iti bad cholesterol. Kadawyan nga ilalaok ko ti sabunganay iti sinigang a lames kas ti dalag wenno paltat. Mayat met nga aramiden a kas extender kadagiti
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