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WHAT WENT BEFORE | The people’s resistance against SM Baguio expansion

After seven years, a bitter-sweet victory for those who stood against the cutting and earth-balling of trees for the expansion of SM Baguio after the Supreme Court, on April 10, ordered the mall chain to cease from cutting more trees and secure another environmental compliance certificate before it can continue.

Cordillera indigenous recipes that nourished generations are now in a cook book

Food is gift that people should be thankful for and should share with family and in the indigenous culture, the milestones in a person’s lifetime are marked with ritual feasts shared with the community. Launched in Baguio City on March 26, the Heirloom Recipes of the Cordillera, is a compilation of 100 indigenous Cordillera recipes documented from the six provinces of the region. It has seven chapters: Rice, Roots, Vegetables, Fish Crabs And Snails, Meat, Preserves, and Drinks. It is a project of the Philippine Task Force for Indigenous Peoples and Partners for Indigenous Knowledge-Philippines.

Of typhoons, farms, tailings dams and Lepanto mines

BAGUIO CITY — Farmers tilling lands along the Abra River in Quirino town of Ilocos Sur knew that the heavy rains that came with typhoon Ompong would again wash out their ricefields. Experience taught them this.

Groups hold BCI accountable for Itogon landslides

BAGUIO CITY – The number of groups calling to hold Benguet Corporation, Incorporated (BCI) also responsible increases as the body count rises in Itogon, Benguet province from land slides when Typhoon Ompong hit the region.

Saan to pulosen! pukkaw dagiti progresibo a grupo

BAGUIO CITY – “Saan to manen! Saan to pulosen iti Martial Law!” pukkaw dagiti nagmartsa ken nagrali idi Setiembre 21 manipud iti nadumaduma a sektor ditoy Siudad ti Baguio kas pananglagip iti maika-46 nga anibersario iti deklarasion iti Martial Law.

Court hears activist’s motion to dismiss DOJ petition

BAGUIO CITY– Cordillera Peoples Alliance chairperson Windel Bolinget, accompanied by his lawyer Atty. Jose Molintas, attended today a hearing at the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 19 on the motion Bolinget filed last August 31 seeking for the removal of his name from the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) terrorist proscription list and for the dismissal of the DOJ petition to proscribe the CPP and NPA as terrorist organizations.

Billions ravaged crops, properties in Ilocos

Violent winds and heavy rains of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) damaged billions worth of properties and placed three provinces under state of calamity as of today, September 20, in Region 1.

DENR Sec. Cimatu issues ban on small scale mining in Cordillera

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Thousands of families depending on small scale mining will have to look for other sources of livelihood because Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)Secretary Roy Cimatu issued a ban on pocket mining in Cordillera last Septemver 17.

NGOs commit to post-Ompong rehab work

By DAVID VILLEGAS TUGUEGARAO CITY — Cagayan Valley Disaster Response Center (CVDRC), with various other non-governmental organizations (NGOs), conducted its rapid …

Panimulang tagumpay sa hustisya, patuloy na pakikibaka laban sa tiranya

BAGUIO CITY – Sa ika-46 taon ng Martial Law, inihayag ng Samahan ng Ex-detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto – Northern Luzon (SELDA-NL) ang pagtatasa kaugnay ng implementasyon ng Republic Act 10368 o pagkilala at reparasyon sa mga biktima ng Martial Law. Nagpapasalamat ang SELDA sa nga naging bahagi at tumulong sa kampanya para sa pagkilala at reparasyon.