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events in the Cordillera

STATEMENTS | Diplomats should not spread fake news & become accomplice to human rights abuses

We call upon TECO to seriously examine mistakes you have made in your forwarding fake news and inadvertently taking part in a smear campaign, so that this regrettable incidence will not repeat itself. We also remind the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Education, and officials in all other government agencies who have received this TECO letter to refrain from spreading the fake news purported in it, so as not to aid and abed human rights abuses in the Philippines yourselves.

LGU, operators and miners assail PMRB order on SSM

Speaking in mixed Ilokano and English, Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan pointed out the PMRB’s advisory on the issuance of temporary permit released on October 18 negates the purpose of Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu to allow the processing of ore.

Communities plunge into debt after Ompong

Still reeling from the destructive impact of Habagat (monsoon) and Typhoon Ompong, the knee-jerk decision to close small scale mines in the region and insufficient government assistance aggravated the dire situation of disaster victims in the Cordillera.

Abra holds 1st Provincial IPMR summit

The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP)-Abra held the First Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative (IPMR) summit in the province on October 24.
The IPMR summit is part of the celebration of the 21st IP month. Abra Provincial IPMR Romero Daoaten led the conduct of the activity.

Cordi youth seeks support against red-tagging

Student leaders sought the assistance of Baguio elders, local and national government officials on Wednesday, October 24 to address harassment and vilification campaign against their organizations.

ALL THAT FITS | Rise up and resist tyranny

Activism embodies the very same positive values practiced by our ancestors during the Chico and Cellophil struggle—and many other struggles of our people thereafter. That we must nobly defend our land, life and honor and that we must rise up when life is threatened—these are services to the ili/people for the greater good.

Cimatu orders fast-track of minahang bayan permits

After a month of operation stoppage that caused hardships and uncertainty, small-scale mining, one of the traditional livelihood in the Cordillera, is back on track and here to stay after DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu ordered the immediate processing and opening of People’s Small-Scale Mining Area in Itogon, Benguet.