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events in the Cordillera

Officials in narc list “will never be delisted”

BAGUIO CITY–Director Marlo Iringan of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Cordillera said that government officials in the “narcolist” recently released by the Philippene Drug Enforcement Administration (PDEA).

Kalinga police to serve as election tellers

BAGUIO CITY— In Mabongtot village in Lubuagan town of Kalinga province, six police officers will act as Board of Election Tellers (BET) due to security issues that stems from an ongoing tribal war in the area.

Statements: Ifugao statement of Concern and Condemnation

On the early morning of April 21, 2018, black propaganda fliers were found from the Ibulao Bridge to the town center of Lagawe (written) by faceless and fake groups. The fliers contained sweeping accusations and branded legitimate farmers, women, and indigenous people’s organizations as NPAs and as terrorists. Contrary to law, it calls for violent actions and destruction of these groups and individuals which (it) does not distinguish (from) between armed elements and civilians (thus) violating their right to due process. The implication is that they should be destroyed by all means, fair or foul.

Cordillera youth converge in summit to craft sector’s agenda

The Cordilleran Youth Summit to discuss the sector’s pressing issues and come up with an agenda to be passed to the legislative. Organized by the Cordilleran Youth Center, Progressive Igorots for Genuine Social Action and BIBAK Federation, held a discussion and consultation of the current situation of Cordillera youth.

Sagada council petitions DOJ to drop IPs from terror list

In a resolution passed on April 16 and transmitted to the DOJ on April 17, ths Sagada town council asked DOJ to drop from the list Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur for IPs; Joan Carling, Co-convener of the Indigenous Peoples Major Group on Sustainable Development of the United Nations; Beverly Longid, Global Coordinator of the International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation; Atty. Jose Molintas Human Rights Lawyer and a former member of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; Windel Bolinget, Joanna Cariño and Jeanette Ribaya-Cawiding, leaders of the Cordillera Peoples Alliance.

KMU says EO 51 useless

As thousands of workers marched on the streets all over the country demanding for an end to contractualization, wage hike and security of tenure; President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order (EO) No. 51 that prohibits illegal contracting and sub-contracting last May 1.

People’s orgs, NGO, gov’t agencies push for peace talks

Representatives of people’s organization (PO), non-government organization (NGO), local government units and the Office of the Presidential Adviser of the Peace Process (OPAPP) agreed that a continued peace negotiation is key to the resolution of the armed conflict in the country during a peace and development forum last May 2.

Pinol offers loans to Benguet farmers

Pinol said DA is now moving towards financing farmers through a loan program to address procurement irregularities on April 27 at the Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Center (BAPTC). The secretary was at the BAPTC to talk to farmers regarding the programs of his agency.