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Thousands of the faithful lay Fr. Ventura to rest

In his homily, Utleg said the perpetrators are a product of a social system that forces people into killing because of poverty. He also challenged all the clergy to persevere in performing their duties in serving the poor.

Burburtia Krokis

By JUN VERZOLA ACROSS 1 hapon (Kalinga) 6 bayan sa Bataan, lokasyon ng Quinawan beach 10 Uncle ___: simbolo ng bansang …

Tam-awan Village at 20

Tam-awan’s roots dates back to 1998 when Chanum Foundation, Inc. began to reconstruct Ifugao houses in Baguio. The goal was to create a model village for the people who could not make it to the Cordillera interior. It aimed to show through heritage and culture the heart of Cordillera living.

Tañada for amending gov’t code not federalism

Erin Tanada, a former congress representative said that instead of rushing the shift into a federal form of government, it would be better to improve and fully implement the Local Government Code.

Cordillera youth converge in summit to craft sector’s agenda

The Cordilleran Youth Summit to discuss the sector’s pressing issues and come up with an agenda to be passed to the legislative. Organized by the Cordilleran Youth Center, Progressive Igorots for Genuine Social Action and BIBAK Federation, held a discussion and consultation of the current situation of Cordillera youth.

Sagada council petitions DOJ to drop IPs from terror list

In a resolution passed on April 16 and transmitted to the DOJ on April 17, ths Sagada town council asked DOJ to drop from the list Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur for IPs; Joan Carling, Co-convener of the Indigenous Peoples Major Group on Sustainable Development of the United Nations; Beverly Longid, Global Coordinator of the International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation; Atty. Jose Molintas Human Rights Lawyer and a former member of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; Windel Bolinget, Joanna Cariño and Jeanette Ribaya-Cawiding, leaders of the Cordillera Peoples Alliance.

KMU says EO 51 useless

As thousands of workers marched on the streets all over the country demanding for an end to contractualization, wage hike and security of tenure; President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order (EO) No. 51 that prohibits illegal contracting and sub-contracting last May 1.

People’s orgs, NGO, gov’t agencies push for peace talks

Representatives of people’s organization (PO), non-government organization (NGO), local government units and the Office of the Presidential Adviser of the Peace Process (OPAPP) agreed that a continued peace negotiation is key to the resolution of the armed conflict in the country during a peace and development forum last May 2.

Ilocos workers join Labor Day protest

The president needs not look far. Contractualization is rampant in his backyard.
One of the protesters Desiree Pangayan has been serving in the Region 1 Office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for three years now. She remains a cost of service worker (COSW), one of the various flexible employment schemes in government alongside job order (JO) and memorandum of agreement (MOA). For these schemes, there is no employer-employee relationship.