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Ilocos calls for repatriation 81st Infantry Battalion

Ilocos calls for repatriation 81st Infantry Battalion

By PATRICK CEREZO www.nordis.net CANDON CITY, Ilocos Sur — Human rights groups led by Ilocos Human Rights Alliance (IHRA-Karapatan) with other different progressive organizations, martial law victims, and ecumenical group marched through the National Highway calling for the 81st Infantry Battalion’s repatriation and justice for the victims of human rights violation in the province as
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Baguio advocates lit lanterns for peace and justice on Human Rights Day

Baguio advocates lit lanterns for peace and justice on Human Rights Day

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Over 200 rights defenders that include church people, government employees, workers, women and youth carrying lanterns and banners marched through the main thoroughfares here early evening to commemorate the International Human Rights Day on December 10. Starting out from the Bishop’s House down Session Road to Magsaysay Avenue
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Mountain Province calls for peace talks

By GWEN GAONGEN www.nordis.net BONTOC, Mountain Province — On December 09, 2014 at the Chico Inn, three religious denominations, human rights advocates, and other interested individuals here resolved to call for the resumption of peace talks between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Government of the Philippines (GPH) as a means
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Cagayan Valley nakilahok sa Human Rights Day

By KARAPATAN-CV TUGUEGARAO CITY — Nakilahok ang Karapatan Cagayan Valley sa komemorasyon ng pandaigdigang araw ng karapatang pantao sa paglunsad ng aktibidad sa Tuguegarao City noong Disyembre 8 , 2014 at Isabela noong Disyembre 10, 2014 na may temang: “Isang pagtitipon: Konsolodahin ang ating hanay para tuloy-tuloy na maipaglaban ang karapatan ng mamamayan; Puspusang ilantad
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Labor group hits Philex retirement package

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY— “The early retirement package Philex Mining Corporation offered to its workers is actually a prelude to hiring more contractual workers for the company to cut down operation cost and rake in more profit,” said Vicente Dilem, spokesperson of the Kilusang Mayo Uno Cordillera. “The company did not offer the
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PWDs need their Baguio Affairs Office

PWDs need their Baguio Affairs Office

By ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — While celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities through a colorful parade on Monday, PWDs in this city called for the establishment of a law-mandated affairs office here. The Federation of Persons With Disabilities Baguio – Benguet chapter pointed out that Republic Act 10070 mandates the
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Sa ika-50 anibersaryo ng Kabataang Makabayan, lightning rally inilunsad ng rebolusyunaryong kabataan

Sa ika-50 anibersaryo ng Kabataang Makabayan, lightning rally inilunsad ng rebolusyunaryong kabataan

By KTO from KM (PR) BAGUIO CITY — Isang Lightning Rally o raling iglap ang isigawa ng mga rebolusyonaryong kasapian ng Kabatang Makabayan-Demokratiko A Tignayan Dagiti Agtutubo iti Kordilyera (KM-DATAKO) nitong ika-7 ng Disyembre, 2014 sa lansangan ng Metro-Baguio. Ayon sa press release sa email ng KM-DATAKO, “ito ay upang gunitain ang ika-50 taon ng
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Benguet IPs want FPIC exemption

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Benguet folk applying for small scale mining within their ancestral domains are seeking an exemption from the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) from the conduct of a free prior and informed consent (FPIC) process for their applications. In a proposed resolution, Boardmember Blas Dalus, Benguet indigenous
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ISEM new officers vow to serve the people

By KYLE EDWARD FRANCISCO www.nordis.net VIGAN, Ilocos Sur — “No place and time is more fitting to induct the new leaders of ISEM than now and here, with the people, in their struggle for the advancement of their rights,” opened Rt. Rev. Vermillion Tagalog before formally inducting the new set of officers of the Ilocos
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Baguio wushu dominate the mats

Baguio wushu dominate the mats

By ALDWIN QUITASOL www.nordis.net BACOLOD CITY — For the young Baguio Wushu athletes who competed in the Batang Pinoy 2014 at Bacolod City, it was a great medal haul. In the wushu taolu (forms) race, the 16-man team gave their coaches Patrick Joseph Cueto, Jake Massagan and Doyle Intas every reason to be proud as
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Sagada Cave Management Plan up for DENR review

By GWEN GAONGEN www.nordis.net SAGADA, Mountain Province — On December 8 the Municipal Development Council along with representatives of tourist guide organizations: SEGA and SAGGAS endorsed to the DENR the review of the draft cave management plan. The Cave Management Plan was drafted through the financial and technical assistance of the DENR. Highlights of the
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Lawmaker assures Abrenians no black out during the holidays

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Christmas lights will continue to sparkle during the holidays in Abra, assured Representative Joyce Bernos amid Aboitiz Power Renewables Inc. (APRI) threat of cutting off Abra Power Cooperative (Abreco) power supply due to failure to settle its obligations. “Ada pay met kuryente mi,” (We still have power) she
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Editorial: Government’s Cordi autonomy has a price tag

Editorial: Government’s Cordi autonomy has a price tag

www.nordis.net After Congress failed to act on the proposed Organic Act for a Cordillera Autonomous Region, vested political interests lobbied Pres. Noynoy Aquino to declare Cordillera a Special Region. It all boiled down to because a Special Region had a bigger budget allocation than the snubbed proposed Organic Act. The higher the budget, the stronger
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As The Bamboos Sway: Should we have another meaning for Christmas? (1/2)

As The Bamboos Sway: Should we have another meaning for Christmas? (1/2)

By RUDY D. LIPORADA www.nordis.net Billions in 160 countries are reported to be celebrating Christmas on December 25 around the world. It had become a tradition for decades. No matter how many, however, just because billions do it does not make it right if it is foolish. Bah! Humbug! You might say. However, supposedly a
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Dakami Ti Umili: Rise up for peace based on justice

Dakami Ti Umili: Rise up for peace based on justice

By JUDE BAGGO www.nordis.net It is the 66th International Human Rights Day but there is nothing to celebrate. Instead, it is a day to protest against the continuing human rights violations. It is a day to demand justice for all victims of human rights violations. It is a day to rage against impunity. It is
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From Under This Hat: Talk Peace

From Under This Hat: Talk Peace

By KATHLEEN T. OKUBO www.nordis.net Baguio, because of what it has been for a hundred years or so, was for a time referred to the home of the fog and the rain. I was wont to the belief that if there was a typhoon anywhere in the country, it would rain in Baguio. So when
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Statements: The 66th International Human Rights Day

Statements: The 66th International Human Rights Day

By IFUGAO HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATES and IFUGAO PEASANT MOVEMENT December 10, 2014 We commemorate the 66th International Human Rights day with a continual renewal of hope for peace that is based on justice despite a grim reality that has plagued Ifugao. The worsening human rights situation is not just a national problem but felt here
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Statements: BS Aquino’s peace initiative a sham

Statements: BS Aquino’s peace initiative a sham

By MORO CHRISTIAN PEOPLES ALLIANCE (MCPA) 10 December 2014   On 27 March 2014, President BS Aquino proudly hailed the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) as the successful conclusion of the 17-year peace negotiation between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).  BS Aquino further
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Statements: On the attack of another Ampatuan  Massacre witness

Statements: On the attack of another Ampatuan Massacre witness

By NATIONAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS OF THE PHILIPPINES (NUJP) 11 December 2014 Justice delayed is not only justice denied, it is proving to be fatal to people involved in the trial of those accused of the November 23, 2009 Ampatuan Massacre and to the interests of truth and justice. On Wednesday, former Datu Salibo, Maguindanao
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