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International delegates take part in Cordillera Day

BALBALAN, Kalinga — In the spirit of international solidarity, around 90 foreigners from different parts of the world took part in the celebration of the 33rd Cordillera Day here. Participants from Taiwan, Cambodia, Japan and USA.

Cordillera Day celebrated in Canada

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, Canada — Cordillerans in Montreal Quebec, Canada successfully staged their 7th Cordillera Day celebration last April 15.

West Papua liberation upheld at international conference

MANILA — Calling for an end to Indonesia’s colonization and occupation of West Papua, delegates of an international study conference held in Davao City, Philippines last March 26-27 forged the unity to support the struggle of the West Papuan people for self-determination and liberation.

Weekly Reflections: Indigeous peoples and the new evangelization

I was invited onetime to give a lecture presentation on evangelization in an international consultation workshop held in Geneva, Switzerland. Before my presentation, five case studies on the relationship of popular religion and the Gospel were shared from the various contexts of indigenous peoples in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Editorial: Easter Sunday and the easter egg hunt

Easter falls on a spring month in the temparate zone countries and it is the season when the vegetation that disappears towards the winter season starts growing again so it is celebrated as such – a rebirth, regrowth. Thanksgiving, for a bountiful farm, more animal offspring, and warmer weather, is celebrated as blessings of the spring season.

As The Bamboos Sway: Easter, Christ, Christians, and the Commie Pope

The current supreme head of the Catholics, Pope Francis had said “It has been said many times and my response has always been that, if anything, it is the communists who think like Christians. Christ spoke of a society where the poor, the weak and the marginalized have the right to decide. Not demagogues, not Barabbas, but the people, the poor, whether they have faith in a transcendent God or not. It is they who must help to achieve equality and freedom”.

Canadian gov’t urged to suspend military deals with Ph

BAGUIO CITY — An international human rights group in a letter to the Canadian minister of affairs urged the Canadian government to suspend defense related assistance and cooperation with the Philippine government following the recent bombing runs of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

Statements: People over profit. No to Dakota Access Pipeline!

Katribu Kalipunan ng Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (Katribu), the largest alliance of indigenous peoples in the Philippines, would like to express our unwavering support to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their advocates in the struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), a project that threatens the life of the indigenous peoples, including the integrity of their water supply and religious practices.

Statements: Dam(n) us not, water is for the people

In commemoration of the International Day of Action for Rivers and Against Large Dams this March 14, Katribu Kalipunan ng Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KATRIBU) extends its warm greetings of solidarity to all communities, organizations, and advocates who are defending our rivers and water resources from destructive profiteering schemes and are struggling against all destructive projects attacking the people’s inherent right to water.