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Duterte sells Chico River to China

BAGUIO CITY — The Cordillera People’s Alliance (CPA) called P3.135-billion (US $62.09 million) loan agreement for the Chico River Pump Irrigation Project (PIP) that President Rodrigo Duterte secured from the Chinese government last April 10 during his recent visit to China “the latest sell out” of the country’s resources and ancestral lands to foreign investors.

4th Adaptation Learning Highway in the Philippines

MANILA — As part of the ongoing partnership between Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Foundation and MISEREOR on “Building the Resiliency of Indigenous Communities on Climate Change Adaptation,” the 4th Adaptation Learning Highway (ALH) was held in the Philippines last March 17-19.

Mas maraming opensiba panawagan ng NPA-Kalinga

BAGUIO CITY — Nanawagan si Tipon Gil-ayab, tagapagsalita ng Leonardo Pacsi Command (LCC) ng New People’s Army sa Kalinga ng papaigting at paparaming taktikal na opensiba. Hiniling niya ang “sabay-sabay at sunud-sunod” at “iba’t-ibang tipo” ng pag-atake sa tropa ng Armed Forces of the Philippines, partikular sa mga tropa ng 50th Infantry Battalion at mga paramilitar sa probinsya.

Ifugaos urged to resist tyranny

LAGAWE, IFUGAO — Justice and Peace Advocates in Ifugao (JPAI) had a soft launching of the Movement Against Tyranny (MAT) in the province convened in the clergy hall of the Lagawe Parish on April 12.

NCIP seek deferment of PMA expansion

BAGUIO CITY — The National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) Cordillera said that the proposed proclamation that would allow the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) to expand its land area should be put on hold because the PMA failed to consult the Ibaloys and local officials of Tuba town in Benguet.

Diaries From The Field: Bamboolance

No addaka iti syudad ket kasapulan a dagus a maitaray iti ospital ti pasyente, adda mabalin a mausar kas ti ambulansya, iti english “Ambulance.”

As The Bamboos Sway: Resurrection and Macliing’s spirit

All throughout the sessions at our Church last Easter Sunday, my mind was preoccupied not only with the mystery of the Christ’s resurrection but also with the forthcoming Cordillera Day celebrating the heroism of Dulag Macliing who was assassinated on April 24, 1980 by Marcos troops because of his leading the opposition against the construction of the Chico River Dam project.

CPA Ifugao, naibangon manen

LAGAWE, Ifugao — Kalpasan ti agarup 30 a tawen, naisayangkat ti Kongreso ti pamprobinsya a tsapter ti Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) iti Ifugao idi Marso 24 idiay Lagawe.

Letters: Warning to the people of Mountain Province against syndicated extortion

The Leonardo Pacsi Command (LPC) NPA – Mountain Province warns the people of Mountain Province of extortionists posing as representatives of LPC victimizing business people, professionals, government officials and even students. In particular, reports of extortion with grave threats were received from Natonin, Bontoc, Bauko and Sagada. One extortionist is using the name Ka Elmer.

Peke nga engkwentro, imbutaktak ti NPA

BAGUIO CITY – Iti pablaak ti Agustin Begnalen Command – New People’s Army Abra (ABC-NPA), kinundenar ni Diego Wadagan, tagapagsarita ti kumand ti pammaltog ken panangpabettak ti pasabog dagiti elemento ti 24th Infantry Battalion (24th IB) ti Philippine Army iti mano a residente ti Boliney, Abra.

Statements: Justice for William Bugatti, Ricardo Mayumi and all victims of State fascism

The fascist State marked the 4th year of the extrajudicial killing of William Bugatti with the killing of IPM activist Ricardo Mayumi who was shot dead on March 2, 2018. Both Bugatti and Mayumi had been severely persecuted by the State security forces. They were red-tagged as NPA (New People’s Army) supporters, placed under heavy surveillance, and were recipients of death threats prior to their death.