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events in the Cordillera

Localized peace talks, absurd and stupid — Joma

Jose Maria Sison, the chief political consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) on Monday, July 16, elaborated five reasons why the localized negotiations promoted by the Duterte government is “absurd and stupid”.

3 dead, 4 wounded as NPA clash with AFP in Cordillera

Three soldiers were killed while four others were wounded in separate armed clashes between the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Northern Luzon Command (NolCom) and the New People’s Army (NPA) forces in the Cordillera over the weekend.

Editorial: The Cordillera Autonomous Region

Regional autonomy is the recognition and respect of the Cordillera Peoples Ancestral land Rights and the Cordillera Ancestral Domain. Recognition of the Cordillera people’s ancestral proprietary rights to the disposition, utilization, management and development of the land and resources.

SSM face uphill battle for Minahang Bayan

Small-scale miners in Benguet who applied for Minahang Bayan under Republic Act 7076 or the Small Scale Mining Act of 1991 are facing an uphill battle against corporations and existing mining laws.

TEPO, PEPO Proposed to protect Puguis vs informal settlers

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — To restrain Puguis illegal settlers from destroying the communal forest, the Municipal Legal Officer, Bartolome Baldas, Jr. proposed the filing for the issuance of Temporary Environmental Protection Order (TEPO) and Permanent Environmental Protection Order (PEPO) against all occupants of the Puguis Communal Forest.

Statements: Reparasyon dagiti biktima ti Martial Law

Kayatmi nga ipeksa ti napalalo a ragsak para kadagiti nakaala ti reparasionda iti pannakabigbig a biktima ti Martial Law ta addada met nakaala ditoy probinsia ti Abra, uray no ad-adu ti in-deny ti claims board nga aplikasion dagiti kakailiantayo.