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Bishops lead Mt. Sto. Tomas writ of kalikasan

By ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Two bishops from the Catholic Church led the filing of a petition for a writ of Kalikasan to stop any activity which poses destruction of the Mount Santo Tomas Forest Reserve, a water source and reservation for residents of this city, Benguet and Pangasinan. The petition for
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Wife of slain NPA writes to Congress

By DELIA BAGNI www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Family of the slain New Peoples Army (NPA) Commander calls on the Philippine congress to conduct an investigation on the brutal and inhumane killing of their family member and make the 41st Infantry Battalion (IB) of the Philippine Army accountable and brought to the bar of justice. In
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Situation worsened after Martial Law

Situation worsened after Martial Law

By DELIA BAGNI www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY – More than four decades after the declaration of Martial Law the country still suffers from human rights and humanitarian law violations and worsening economic conditions. At the local commemoration of Martial Law organized by militant groups of students, workers and professionals here in the City, Joana K. Cariňo
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Ifugao victims commemorate Martial Law

Ifugao victims commemorate Martial Law

By BRANDON LEE www.nordis.net HUNGDUAN, Ifugao — On Sept 21, Human rights victims of Martial Law in Ifugao along with the Ifugao Peasant Movement (IPM) and human rights advocates commemorated Martial Law by staging an information dissemination campaign on the continuing human rights violations (HRVs) of the State’s Fascist counter-insurgency Oplan Bayanihan. The group conducted
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IPs forge unity to stop Laiban Dam

By ADELA WAYAS www.nordis.net TAYTAY, RIZAL — Indigenous peoples from Rizal and Quezon gathered in a National Forum on Laiban Dam and other Dams in Indigenous Peoples’ Ancestral Domains to renew their call to “Stop Laiban Dam!” More than one hundred indigenous peoples from Rizal, Quezon, Cordillera, Panay, and Mindanao, with IP rights advocates from
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Benguet dads urge CADT registration

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Provincial officials of the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Land Registration Authority (LRA) urged the joint national committee of the above four agencies to register the Certificate of Ancestral Domain Titles (CADT) in
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Students celebrate 2nd Baguio Student’s Day

Students celebrate 2nd Baguio Student’s Day

By ROCKY NGALOB www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Hundreds of students from different Schools and Universities of Baguio and Benguet stormed the streets of the city in commemoration of the 2nd Baguio Student’s Day entitled ‘A Walk to Remember’, a solidarity march for quality education and good governance. Now on its second year, Baguio Student’s Day
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Sapat na badget, ilaan — Kabataan ng CV

Sapat na badget, ilaan — Kabataan ng CV

By DEO MONTESCLAROS / KABATAAN PARTYLIST – CAYAGAN VALLEY TUGUEGARAO CITY — Upang katawanin ang 12,646 na pirma ng mga iskolar ng bayan sa buong rehiyon II na sumuporta sa panawagan ng sapat na badyet sa edukasyon, pinangunahan ng Rise for Education Alliance (R4E) Cagayan Valley, kasama ang 28 lider-estudyante mula sa Cagayan, Isabela at
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Though we are children…

Though we are children…

By AISAH CZARRIANE S. MARIANO Children of the Cordillera (CHICO), is a cultural group of children who are there in the mass movement of the peoples’ struggle. At their very young age, they have been witness to mobilizations supporting peoples’s causes like children’s rights, environment, justice and peace. Through songs and various cultural renditions or
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Baguio boys win medals for the Philippines

By ALDWIN QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Baguio born and raised Daniel Parantac gave the Philippines its first medal in martial arts when he won silver in the men’s Taijiquan event in the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea on September 23. He landed second to China’s bet Zhouli Chen. The Baguio boy who
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Editorial: In denial?

Editorial: In denial?

www.nordis.net On his visit to Europe, President Benigno Aquino III dismissed as mere allegations the continuing extrajudicial killings in the Philippines under his watch during a forum in Brussels, Belgium. “Well those are blanket statements and we don’t necessarily agree with them. It is not our policy to encourage or even abet any transgressions of
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As The Bamboos Sway: Shame on me? Shame on you!

As The Bamboos Sway: Shame on me? Shame on you!

By RUDY D. LIPORADA www.nordis.net The FilAm heckler of President BS Aquino at Columbian University, being escorted out of the forum where the president recently spoke, retorted to an audience who said to her “Shame on you,” “Shame on me? Shame on you! Shame on you!” At the end of the forum, the astounded president
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Binabagyu: The pride of the city

Binabagyu: The pride of the city

By ALDWIN QUITASOL www.nordis.net True champions aren’t always the ones that win, but those with the most guts. — Mia Hamm In the 17th Incheon Asian Games in Korea, the Philippines had its first medal when Baguio Boy, who traces his roots to Sadanga, Mountain Province, Daniel Parantac won a silver in the men’s Taijiquan
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Pokus: Wagwag in Baguio City

Pokus: Wagwag in Baguio City

By DELIA BAGNI www.nordis.net The city is known to be the capital of foreign made used or second-hand, ready to wear (RTWs) garments referred to as, or nicknamed ‘wagwag’ in Iloko or ‘ukay-ukay” in Pilipino. Literally it means to dig-in and shake down other items in a pile to get out one’s choice. Tourists especially
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Statements: Labanan ang bagong diktadura

Statements: Labanan ang bagong diktadura

By BAGONG ALYANSANG MAKABAYAN — CAGAYAN VALLEY September 20, 2014 Kasabay ng paggunita ng Martial Law ngayong ika-21 ng Setyembre, ang Bagong Alyansang Makabayan – CV, ang alyansa ng mga pambansa-demokratikong organisasyon sa Cagayan Valley ay nagpapahayag ng paninindigan ng mahigpit na pagtutol sa balakin ng Presidente ng Pilipinas na palawigin ang kanyang termino sa
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Statements: Statement of indigenous peoples on their rights and on renewable energy

Statements: Statement of indigenous peoples on their rights and on renewable energy

By MISSION STATIONS OF THE APOSTOLIC VICARIATE OF BONTOC-LAGAWE “Because everyone will work for justice, there will be peace and security forever” (Is 32:17) We, the participants of the Seminar-Forum on Indigenous People’s Rights, gathered from the twenty-two (22) Mission Stations of the Apostolic Vicariate of Bontoc-Lagawe, assert our Indigenous People’s (IP) Rights in order
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Weekly Reflections: Raising people’s consciousness

Weekly Reflections: Raising people’s consciousness

By REV. LUNA DINGAYAN www.nordis.net “When Jesus finished saying these things, the crowd was amazed at the way he taught. He wasn’t like the teachers of the Law; instead, he taught with authority.” — Matthew 7:28-29 Martial Law experience I was in high school when Martial Law was declared. Many of us then didn’t fully
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Women’s Front: My soul screams for justice

Women’s Front: My soul screams for justice

By INNABUYOG-GABRIELA www.nordis.net (This week we share a letter from a sister, Jang Monte-Hernandez.) I have long accepted the certainty of death. I have long accepted the possibility that my sister Recca, having chosen to serve the poorest communities of peasants and indigenous people as a member of the New People’s Army would die in
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Tula: Patak ng luha ko at ang ala-ala mo

Tula: Patak ng luha ko at ang ala-ala mo

Ni GABRIEL KENNEDY BANGIBANG* Para kay Ka Bibo/Kat Tet/Ka Pinit/Ka Iding Mami, mahal na mahal kita sinta Lumuluha man ako, di ka puwedeng mawala Sa aking damdamin, isip at sa puso Malaki ang bahagi mo sa buhay ko Nagbibigay tatag, tapang at lakas Sa pangaraw-araw ko’t tamang landas

Tula: Balita mula Abra

Tula: Balita mula Abra

Ni LUCHIE MARANAN www.nordis.net Marahil isang tuldok na lamang sa kasaysayan Ang kalagimang iyon. Ngunit walang patid na paalaala Ang nagbabalik mula noon. Alay sa mga bungo’t katawang sumambulat Na di nakapagpaalam sa mga dapat habilinan. Hanggang ngayo’y di pa rin mapalagay Pagka’t doo’y patuloy ang paglalamay.