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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.

As The Bamboos Sway: When US Constitution ammendments clash

Reacting to a posted picture where a placard bore by one of the million student protestors in Washington D.C. questioning “Why is the NRA more powerful than congress, senate and our president,” my FB friend, Kalovski Itim, commented “You know why? Because it is one of the lobby group of the big military industrial complex promoting imperialist interventionist wars of destruction and plunder everywhere in the globe.”

Duterte calls Rome Statute “bullshit”

BAGUIO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte called the Rome statute that established the International Criminal Court (ICC) “bullshit” as he called on other countries to withdraw from the ICC during the graduation rights of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), March 18.

Statements: Support for Beverly Longid

The CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) condemns the harassment and red-baiting tactics being waged by the Government of the Philippines (GPH) to 600 Filipino activists and development workers, including Beverly Longid, one of CPDE co-chairs, and coordinator of International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation.

Women’s Front: Silence is never an option

Good morning. I am Alma Sinumlag, a Kalinga-Igorot, one of the IP groups in the Cordillera, Philippines. Our region has been dubbed as the watershed cradle of the Northern Philippines, the food basket and so many other terminologies that promote its rich natural resources.

CPA signs MOU with Taiwan school

BAGUIO CITY — The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) and the Hunter School of Taiwan signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for continuing cooperation to protect the dignity and rights of indigenous peoples within their respective territories.

From Under This Hat: Violet is blue

At the International Association of Women in Broadcast and Television 37th Biennial Assembly last week in Quezon City, I met a vibrant and warm people of the women broadcast community from all over the world. It also was where places in Africa as Zimbabwe, Kenya and Sierra Leone became real for me; not just a news clip on TV news or video documents, but somebody in front and a solid living community representative and a woman.

Editorial: The ASEAN and indigenous peoples

But who really benefits from this liberalized trade and investments and multiple infrastructure projects being planned and implemented all over the ASEAN region? Clearly it is the rich private corporations with money to invest that are reaping the profits of ASEAN economic integration.

As The Bamboos Sway: Trump is totally out of the closet

With the Charlotte episode of hate, Trump, as a racist, a defender of Nazi ideology, and a civil war monger is totally out of the closet. There is no longer pretense that, though voted into office partly by colored people in the United States, by his stance, pronouncements and tweets, he is the president only for the white supremacists.