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events in the Cordillera

Deadlock in FPIC process for new Chico Dam

BAGUIO CITY — The free prior and informed consent (FPIC) process for a proposed Chico river hydrpower project in Kalinga is now in an impasse after the proponent and some affected indigenous people and land owners reached a “deadlock”.

Activist-writer pleads not guilty

BANGUED, Abra — Sherwin De Vera, the activist and writer who was illegally arrested last December 12, pleaded not guilty for the rebellion charge against him on January 3 at the Bangued regional trial court (RTC).

Man drowns in Benguet town roadside canal

BAGUIO CITY — A man was found dead along a road canal in sitio Mansoyosoy, Catlubong village in Buguias town of Benguet province early morning yesterday December 27.

Food security ken nutrition program idiay Kalinga

BAGUIO CITY — Ti Ag-agama Western Uma ket maysa kadagiti tallo (3) a barangay a mangbukbukel iti Tribu ti Uma iti munisipyo ti Lubuagan, Kalinga. 87 a bubong/pamilya idi panawen a simrek ti Montanyosa Relief and Rehabilitation Services (MRRS) idi ken Cordillera Disaster Response and Development Services (CorDis-RDS) itatta ken nagbalin a 99 a bubong/pamilya iti agdama.

Mankayan folk oppose Lepanto pipe installation

BAGUIO CITY — Indigenous residents of Paco village in Mankayan town of Benguet Province are firm on their position that the installation of mine tailings drain pipes of the Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company (LCMC) would cause more harm to their community and its environs than good.

Highlights from the 11th CPA congress

BAGUIO CITY — The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) successfully convened its 11th Regional Congress which started on the International Human Rights Day, December 10, to December 12, 2017. On the theme “Rupaken ti Pasista a Rehimen nga US-Duterte. Situtured nga Iyabante ti Dangadang para iti Nagtaudan a Daga, Bukod a Pangngeddeng ken Nailian a Demokrasya! “(Resist the Fascist US-Duterte Regime. Courageously Advance the Struggle for Ancestral Land, Self-Determination and National Democracy!).

CorDisRDS at thirty

Greetings from the CDPC-CPA network where CorDisRDS is an active member. CPA just concluded yesterday a three day regional Congress, and CDPC also had its assembly earlier in July this year. Both successful events show a sustained civil society network of people’s organizations and NGOs in the Cordillera that advance genuine people’s development. Thank you for this opportunity to be with you all in this well attended anniversary of beneficiaries, partners and volunteers in development work, staff and BOT members.

Panangibingay iti shelter assistance kalpasan ti Typhoop Lawin

TABUK CITY, Kalinga — Ti barangay Agbannawag ket masarakan iti daya a paset ti syudad ti Tabuk, Kalinga. Maysa kadagiti kadakkelan iti population a barangay. La-ok iti nagduduma a tribu ken ili dagiti agnanaed ditoy kas iti taga Mt. Province, Ilocano ken dagiti tribu ti Kalinga kas iti Butbut, Bangad iti Tinglayan, Tanglag iti Lubuagan. Maysa a problema iti lugar mi ket ti agkurkurang iti danum a mainom.

Bayan calls activists to “resist crackdown”

BAGUIO CITY — In the face of a crackdown against progressive people’s organizations, Renato Reyes, Jr., secretary general of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) said activists have no better recourse but to resist.


SADANGA, Mountain Province — “Amin a parikut iti nagbaetan dagiti umili nu matungtong babaen iti nainkappiaan ken nainhustisyaan a wagas ket masolbar.” (All conflict between communities, if settled in a peaceful and just manner, can be resolved.) This was the message of Pangat Abraham Battawang of the Movement for the Advancement of Inter-Tribal Unity and Development (MAITUD) in the Kinnabsatan held on December 9 in Saclit, Sadanga.

CPA signs MOU with Taiwan school

BAGUIO CITY — The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) and the Hunter School of Taiwan signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for continuing cooperation to protect the dignity and rights of indigenous peoples within their respective territories.

Stronger for the defense of ancestral land

BAGUIO CITY — A stronger Cordillera Peoples Alliance emerges from its recently concluded 11th Regional Congress earlier this week from December 11-12, 2017 against the backdrop of State fascism, tyranny, crackdown on legal and progressive organisations and impending nationwide martial law.