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The people’s Cordillera Day strives for genuine regional autonomy

The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) takes this occasion as an opportunity to impart anew the People’s Cordillera Day, which CPA organized annually without fail for the past 33 years every April 24, with the active participation and solidarity of at least 4,000 to 6,000 indigenous peoples and advocates from the Cordillera provinces, other Philippine regions and overseas.

What we, the people, mean by peace

Oplan Kapayapaan (Operation Plan Peace) by the Duterte government has sown terror in the Cordillera region, as with the rest of the country. Peace has become more elusive with Oplan Kapayapaan, which is essentially a continuation of Oplan Bayanihan and other national internal security programs in the past.

Youthspeak: Vilifying peoples orgs in the ROTC

Part of the military training given to cadets of the Reserved Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is being abreast to concerns to national security, and in turn knowing the enemies of the state. The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its respective political and armed wing – the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the New People’s Army (NPA) – is an established adversary of the government’s Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). The two parties has been at war for 48 years and counting, with neither camp showing signs of defeat.

A cultural reawakening

BAGUIO CITY — Conservation of Cordilleran culture does not only involve preservation of artifacts. Much must be focused on efforts for raising awareness on the culture and understanding it in-depth. One way of doing such is experiential learning.

Students file tuition complaints vs SLU, UC

BAGUIO CITY — Students from Saint Louis University (SLU) and University of Cordilleras (UC) trooped to the regional office of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to file complaints against the “illegal” increases in tuition and other fees in the said universities last Tuesday, March 28.

Tuition an infraction to right to education

BAGUIO CITY – In a protest action last March 23, students from St. Louis University (SLU) condemned the university’s policies on tuition increase and the existing “carry-over scheme”.

From Under This Hat: Ibaloys put together a history of Baguio

The last time I saw the Baguio Historical Society in action was a bit more than a decade ago. I only have come to know the task they have taken on – to document and write a history of the people of Baguio today, and I am glad. An initial meeting was called to find out what has been done and it was heartwarming to see more Ibaloys interested in doing or helping in the research and writing work together (with emphasis added).

From Under This Hat: No mining inside Baguio City

Karyas, One name, Igorote was said to have been a survivor of the Tonglo massacre in Southern Benguet during the war of the native people here to defend their territories against the Spanish colonizers. It is said that he lost six brothers in that punitive raid by the soldiers of the Spanish Crown reinforced by ‘indios’ conscripted from the Spanish conquered lowland areas.

Farmers to protest low tobacco price

VIGAN CITY — The Solidarity of Peasant Against Exploitation (Stop Exploitation) with other tobacco farmers’ associations in the Ilocos Region and Abra in protest to the low tobacco price prepare to raise their issues and concerns with the newly appointed administrator of the National Tobacco Administration (NTA).

Baguio dads pass resolution for continuance of peace talks

BAGUIO CITY — The Baguio City council, this week, passed a resolution supporting the growing clamor for the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) to go back to the negotiating table and talk peace.