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events in the Cordillera

NPA Kalinga blames GRP for death of ailing pol prisoner

BAGUIO CITY — The Lejo Cawilan Command (LCC) of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Kalinga pays tribute to Marcos Aggalao, the 74-year old political detainee who recently died while in hospital arrest at the same time condemns the Government of the Philippines (GRP) for his death.

Indigenous youth vs the war on drugs

BAGUIO CITY — “Duterte’s wars has brought nothing but disturbance, displacement and violence to the youth and indigenous communities because of selfish economic interests,” says Casselle Jannica Ton from the Progressive Igorots for Social Action (PIGSA), a youth organization here.

Abra youth protests red tagging by the Philippine Army

BAGUIO CITY — Members of the Kabataan Partylist-Abra Chapter condemned the 24th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army (IBPA) for tagging their group and one of their members as terrorist recruiting youngsters to rebel against the government.

Women’s Front: Defend the rights of the people, women and children

“If we stop defending our rights because of fear from the harassments and intimidation being perpetrated by state security forces upon us then we might as well be dead.” This was a statement by one of the women leaders who attended the Women Human Rights Defenders training workshop for Cordillera women held on September 9 to 10 in Diliman, Quezon City.

74 year old political detainee dies in Kalinga hospital

BAGUIO CITY — Marcos Aggalao, 74 year-old political detainee, succumbed on his bed at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Kalinga Provincial Hospital at 8:32 AM today September 13, in a little over a year of detention.

Three years still no justice for Lacub

BAGUIO CITY — Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) mourns and protests the prevailing injustice to the Lacub martyrs, as it marked the third year of the willful killings of seven members of the New Peoples Army (NPA) and the extrajudicial killings of two civilians in a military operation, September 4, in Lacub, Abra that clearly violated international humanitarian law (IHL).

Mushroom workers union prepares for strike

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Workers of a mushroom plantation here are currently on a deadlock status over their 6th Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) prompting them to file a Notice of Strike (NOS) with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Cordillera in August.

Statements: Paggunita sa mga martir ng Lacub, Abra

Ang pagbibigay pugay at parangal sa mga martir ay isang rebolusyonaryong tungkulin. Napakahalaga para sa atin na magbalik-tanaw sa kanilang naging buhay, paghihirap, pagsasakripisyo at mga naiambag sa dakilang pakikibaka upang kapulutan natin ito ng aral, inspirasyon at sikhay sa pagsusulong ng digmang bayan.

Kaigorotan joins Lakbayan, condemns Duterte regime’s fascist attacks

MANILA — Be it under the scorching mid day sun or afternoon rainshowers, hundreds of Igorots who were among more than 3,000 strong national minorities marched from Blumentritt to Bonifacio Shrine calling for an end to Martial Law in Mindanao, to state fascism and development aggression on August 31 to mark the start of the Lakbayan ng Pambansang Minorya 2017.